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30 March 2010

Hello Blog Hoppers!!


Hi, I hope you're enjoying your hop around the 'lilypads' of the Banana Frog Design Team. 

As our theme for this 'hop' is Flowers, and because its Spring (!?) I've created a cute little daisy themed book, measuring 3x3inches.

I used the 'Super Dreamy' set of stamps for the flower motifs and 'willing race' for the words.
I start with a plain white sheet (12x12in) and use a couple of ink colours to create the background  - this involves brayering (horizontally and vertically), stenciling, masking and of course - lots (and lots) of stamping. I really enjoy building up layers like this - the end result is unique - it would be really hard (impossible) to create the exact same design again.  That's the fun of it!  The 12x12 sheet is then scored, cut and folded to create a 'maze' book.
This photo shows that the images are not seperate to each other - they sometimes overlap - and when an image is masked off and another is stamped over the top layers can be achieved to give a sense of depth - like this orange circle and black daisy.
The Super Dreamy images have several variations of the daisy which makes it a great set for layering up and embellishment.


Some of the page spreads:


The book has pages that are glue together creating  little 'pockets' and so I made some tags to go inside - perfect for journaling or notes.
Thanks so much for hopping by - please comment if you'd like (or become a follower):  I love to know who visits my little space on the www!!

Enjoy the rest of the Banana Frog blog hop - your next stop is Michelle and you can find her lilypad HERE! 

28 comments:

  1. very lovely project,
    bye,
    Floriana

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  2. lovely project
    chrissy o

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  3. what a beautiful project i especailly love the bright colours

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  4. OOh I love your colours here, Thanks for sharing, xx

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  5. Fantastic project, lovely colours and so nice to see something a little different!

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  6. Amazing book, love the design ...and all your hard work!!
    Love Diane

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  7. wonderful project,I'm loving the flowers and those journaling tags!

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  8. Hi, I love your little book, If you hadnt stated how to make it and that you used just a plain sheet of white card stock i would have thought it was bought patterned paper, Its fanctastic. x

    from tracey x

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  9. Wow, that's amazing! Love your layering techniques, the finished look is brilliant.

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  10. Very pretty. Love the flower theme you have all chosen. TFS. ~Glen~

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  11. Jo,

    Fab as usual - I love the colours - so fresh and makes me think of spring / summer - thank you for sharing

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  12. What gorgeous colours and such a cute project :D

    Hugs
    Debbie
    x

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  13. Such a fresh looking card - makes it almost feel warm - its snowing here again brrr.

    Really love the colours.

    Vx

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  14. I love little books and this one is fab!
    Hilary

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  15. What a beautiful book, the colours are gorgeous really made me think of summer x

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  16. Sarah Somerset7:58 pm

    pink and orange lovely x

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  17. Luv how you created the background pattern. Amazing use of the stamps.

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  18. Such a super cute project

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  19. It's super cute!

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  20. gorgeous. lovely tags

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  21. Very cute indeed. I have a very depressed friend and this would make a cheerful base for a motivational book for her.

    Happy crafting

    Nix

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  22. Jo, stunning work, as always :). The little tags in the pockets are a fab touch.

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  23. Thats such a lovely project. Gorgeous spring colours too.

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  24. Such a pretty book :)

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  25. That's GROOVY!!!!!!!!!!!

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