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Saturday, November 27, 2010

Christmas Mini-Book



Christmas is coming ever closer and this is a little chipboard book I have started to decorate.  So far I have only done the front and back covers.  Again I have gone ribbon crazy and used them to make the background for the front and back of the book.

The front was first covered with double sided tape in strips and the ribbons chosen from a selection from the Ribbon Girl.  I wanted a different colourway from the traditional Christmas colours and chose mainly oranges and turquoises in a variety of designs and textures.  These were simply adhered and trimmed in place with scissors.  I liked the frayed edges so I just went over the edge with spiced marmalade Distress Ink as seen.





The front was then decorated with a nesties die cut plate in coffee, edged with the same ink and stuck in place.  The word plate and Christmas trees are from PaperArtsy and were stamped on stout card in black archival ink and coloured with Copic markers to match the colour theme and cut out with a craft knife.  Some orange Stickles glitter glue was added to the spots on the trees before sticking them in place with Glossy Accents. 





The word plate was edged with ochre ink and mounted on foam pads as shown.  Last job was to add some eyelets with a crop-a-dile to finish both the back and front.

I will decorate the rest of the pages in similar colours in a festive theme so these will be posted as I complete them.  Watch this space.

Sid xx

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19 comments:

  1. I love how you've gone with non-trad Christmas colours, Sid. A delightful book!

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  2. this is gorgeous! Love the wonderful ribbon colors!

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  3. I love it! The colours are so brilliant!
    Dazie
    x

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  4. That ribbon idea is great!. did you have enough?

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  5. Love the non christmassy colours!

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  6. Fabulous! The ribbons look great! x

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  7. love your book , and i particually love the fact its not traditional christmas colours either - so bright and cheerful !

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  8. Great little book and I also like the non-traditional Christmas colors. Wasn't sure you did much other than ATC's :)

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  9. Hello - your book looks great! I like the way you've used the ribbons. Mary (the older ribbon girl)

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  10. Love the colours of ribbon you've chosen, can't wait to see what happens to the inside xxxx

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  11. looks like the start of something fab indeed, keep it up

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  12. Awesome! Love the mini-book.

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  13. fab work Sid! Love the colour combination on here
    isa x

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  14. Sid, Hello and thank you for sharing another piece of your amazing art. Just a little not to say that when you write Xmas, that you are marking Christ out of Christmas. Just a heads up.
    Penny

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  15. Oooh I like this mucho! Bravo Sid :-)

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  16. like this modern take on christmas and all the textures of the ribbons

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  17. I love the non traditional colours you have used on this Sid. it looks great.

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  18. Hi Sid

    Great book, nice job.

    Best wishes

    Billie :)

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