The boy came back from France with a few little presents for us, bless. He had a fantastic time. And yes, there was a bag full of muddy laundry to do.
That done, I have been quick to get back into the craft room. I have made a little gardening inspiration book. I hope the spring brings with it some better weather so I can get some bits planted.
|Front of Book.|
The little book is about 6cm x 8cm. I bought a 'job lot' of stamps from that well known internet auction site and was quite pleased to find they were all themed around the garden.
First I made the book from sturdy card. I have looked at how toddler hard board books are made and used that method to make a blank for me to decorate. I covered each page with a piece of printed paper in shades of green, dipped the edges of the book into some neat ink and allowed everything to dry.
|Shaded the pots to make them stand out.|
I stamped the words in a navy blue onto some hand coloured paper, cut them out and arranged them on the pages. I needed to keep the pages 'thin' so instead of using real brads in the corners I drew little screws. I used a pale green ink to stamp images around the words and navy ink to decorate the pages. I then shaded some of the images to give them dimension.
|You can see the mock screws on the word plaque.|
I might give this to my father for his birthday instead of a card. He loves his garden.
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Love you long time - Kim x