Saturday, April 4, 2009

Happy Easter!

Easter is just around the corner, and I thought I'd share an Easter Egg book that I made for my Mom. I designed the template myself and cut the pages from chipboard that I snagged from claim form reams at my office. I attached scrapbook papers to the pages with Liquitex Matte Gel Medium. The medium gives the pages flexibility and strength, with minimum warp. Just a little is all you need, but be sure the medium extends all the way to the edges. It's perfect for adhering papers to board books, because these little beauties tend to get a LOT of handling!
One of my favorite faces stamps:

                                                               

A Retro-style page spread. This retro-style stamp (Polaroid Cutie) from Artistic Outpost is perfect for this bunny page:





Vintage-style spread with my favorite little girl stamp from Oxford Impressions:







Back to the Retro-style for this page. Love the Martha Stewart glitters & glue. The tiny point on the glue bottle lets you get the best detail! Look at the accents on the Paisley (left) and flower centers (right):



Back to Vintage-style. I found alternating styles on the pages made a cohesive book: That's it! The end! The back cover is covered with a coordinating paper, and contains a personal message to my Mom.

5 comments:

Robin said...

This is wonderful, Flo!! I am sure your mom will love it!! I love how you alternated vintage and retro for the book too!!
TFS!

Judi said...

Flo, can you teach a craft disabled person to do such things? I'd love to learn how to create such keepsakes! Hugz!

Saskia said...

Oooh... so beautiful!!! You are so creative!!

Greetings,
Saskia

Cassandra said...

These are so wonderful! I love them.

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