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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

A Book of Memories

Hi Everyone,
I'm very excited to be part of the Design Team for Creative Inspiration Paints! For my first post I created a 'Memory Book' using a variety of elements to host the gorgeous CI paints.  This book is a real book, once read by many, so with a little TLC (perhaps some would say sacrilege) it 
has now been altered in a major way.  
Every element on my book has been painted.  I used 'Winter Frost' as the cover base.  'Winter Frost' is a brilliant colour to use over 'any' colour - it simply highlights in a magical manner.  The page edges are coloured using 'Antique Gold', giving that old bible appearance. The chipboard pieces by Imaginarium Designs came up a treat using the 'Gold' CI Paint - the shimmer is amazing and when in the right light it looks like millions of beautiful diamonds. 
 The flowers have been washed in a mixture of 'Fairy Dust', 'Pink Highlights' with touches of 'Gold' thrown in.  The large rose, was painted in 'TuTu Pink', and 
Beige', then a watered down mixture of 'Winter Frost', and then 'Fairy Dust' applied.  All foilage was painted with 'Green Olive'.  I used a variety of colours of cardstock for the leaves, so the paint gave a different depth with each colour.  Very pretty!
Every die-cut element was cut from 'White' cardstock, and coloured using various coloured paints.
Inside Cover
The paper flowers (below) came up a treat and look at all that pretty shimmer!  I used paper flowers on the inside of the book, due to them laying flat, therefore they will not get damaged when the book is closed.

Till next time


patty said...

absolutly wonderful!!!! hugs, patty

jessica said...

This is fabulous!!

jessica said...

This is fabulous!!

LittleSunday said...


Irit Shalom said...

This is totally adorable!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Sandie, I'm blown away! YOu put so much love into every detail, and everything shines so beautifully.

~ Kendra ~ said...

This is so amazing!! LOVE all the details!! Amazing work!

Kianel said...

Oh my Sandie, another stunning creation and as usual, i soooo love your details!
love from France, Kianel.