Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Mini Book Technique Challenge with Blockheads

Hi Dreamers!
Today, I have my Design Team  project for the August Technique Challenge at Blockheads!   I followed Trisha's binding method using ribbon to hold the book together.  I had a couple false starts while making my book.
Here are a few tips.  The first attempt-I was trying to use too many different stamps.  Pick one set and work with that.  Also, pick one or two colors and use different shades.  Once I got on that page (pun intended  LOL)  I just sailed along.  I actually got the idea for this project's color scheme from my da Vinci tags here.  I used the same colors of Glimmer Mist, I just combined all four on my book.  Here is the cover of my "Create Mini Book".


Greco Roman Full Sheet
Verses Full Sheet
Stream and Pesto Adirondack Ranger
Distress Inks: Shabby Shutters and Frayed Burlap
Distress Markers: Shabby Shutters and Stormy sky
Pioneer Extra Strong Embellishment Glue Stick
Spray Glimmer Sprays: Two  shades each of Blue and Green
CS: White, Cream, and Dark Navy/Teal
Narrow Ribbon
Piercing Tool
Tapestry Needle

I used White CS for all the pages and used a Teal/Navy color CS for the cover base. Start by cutting 4 pieces of White CS the same size: 7 x 5" for the pages.  And one 5 x 3 1/2" for the cover.  I sprayed both sides of the pages with the Glimmer sprays and dried them.  I used smaller pieces of White and Cream cardstock that were colored the same way to stamp on.  The images and sentiments are stamped with Stream and Pesto Adirondack inks.   I colored on some of the images throughout the book with the two Distress Markers listed in Materials list.


I threaded the Black ribbon in the tapestry needle for the binding and tied knots in the ribbon.  Here is a close up of the ribbon.

I would also like to enter my Mini book in the Fashionable Stampers Anything Goes Challenge

Okay, See you tomorrow!  I think I will play along with the What's on you Workdesk Wednesday again. Have a great day!  Love ya.


  1. What a great idea Karen...it's very artistic!

    greetings, Alie :-)

  2. Love this! And the ribbon was perfect to bind it!

  3. Fantastic project love all the images and details. Thank you for sharing it with us at FSC this time.

  4. Karen.....wow this is stunning, xx

  5. Hi Karen...the amount of work you have put into this book is awesome! I saw the DaVinci tags too, and admired them, but you have certainly taken it a whole lot further here. Both of your tips are spot on!
    Thanks for joining in our Anything Goes challenge at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.
    Dot x

  6. This is beautiful! Those images are amazing and I love the inks and glimmer mists!

  7. Hi
    I love this colour, so authentic looking.
    Beautiful work Karen.
    Thank you for sharing with us at FSC.


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