Friday, 8 February 2013


My last day of creativeness for a while I expect.  Or did I say that yesterday?  I have been playing around with the Little Book theme and have come up with a few little beauties today.

The covers for the ones I made a few weeks ago were made from card.  Today I found some little pieces of wood in my stash, bought months ago from a hobby shop.  They are about 3.5cm x 5.5cm, and a nice smooth, pale wood which took very well to a little staining using Tim Holtz inks.  The inners or pages were made from card which was decorated and folded concertina style.  I am now waiting to find some appropriate words to stick onto the pages, maybe a phrase, or single words on each page, not sure yet.

The one I have called The Lane is made using torn book pages stamped over with little pink quirky houses, distant sepia spires and black tree silhouettes.  I then coloured in various parts of the houses to make them stand out a bit.  I distressed the edges and tied it all together with a brown organza ribbon.

The Lane.

In complete contrast I made a purple book, as yet untitled, in the same way.  I stamped the card with a tropical design stamp using a multi-coloured ink pad in shades of pink and purple. Again I am waiting for inspiration about what to put in the book.

Today I made.........

The third one is constructed slightly differently.  It is made from card and rather than being folded, each piece of card is hinged to the next with ribbon, somewhat like a ladder I suppose.  It has a French theme to it.  As you can see it is the same colour tones as The Lane, lazy me didn't want to waste time fussing about a new colour group.  

Paris - France

Hope you are all looking forward to the weekend?  I am looking forward to my boy getting home from France.  Big hugs need to given and a bag of muddy laundry presented in return. 

Take care peeps. 

Kim xx


  1. they are lovley i would love to be able to make something like this....

  2. Thank you - whoever you are! x