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Wednesday, 21 April 2010

SCD challenge - The letter 'D'

I often see something I am inspired by and decide I will have a go.... but then put off doing it and forget about what I intended to create.  I saw a video on you tube ages ago... on how to make a Squash book and although I put the pages together I put the incomplete booklet  aside and did nothing with it.  Until today that is...when I came across it quite by accident and decided it should be finished :D

So this is the front page of my Squash book which is about 4inches square and like the rest of the pages was covered in Fired Brick Distress ink...yummy....

topped with a handmade rose smothered in glossy accents (cos I hadn't any stickles left) and some freebie vintage paper from The Vintage Moth and one of my favourite quotes.

The inside of my book was covered with more of the vintage paper and this is where my part in the SCD challenge ... The letter 'D' comes into play with one of my favourite words... DREAM cos where would we be without one :D

The letters are distressed chipboard on inked background.

Thanks for looking...have a great day

Chris xx


Unknown said...

Wow Chris the last photo really shows up well I love it you will have to put a link in for the TT if you can remember it.

I do this all the time see something and think yes must have a go then forget(my illness I for get so much) any way I love this and I must get some of the vintage paper from the moth it looks fantastic

Love Dawn xx

~*~Patty S said...

Your book is luscious and wonderful!
Some ideas do seem to get stuck in our heads ... so many things to try and do!
Hoping the stranded airplanes full of mail are ready to deliver!

Sandy said...

Oh wow this is wonderful.
Darling rose. Love your amazig work Chris.

Joanna said...

This Squash book is beautiful, I love the rose. The colours are gorgeous.


Heavens2Betsy said...

This is so clever Chris and looks great. I have a small notebook that I carry with me everywhere and I add bits and piecs which inspire me to it to refer too later - its the only thing about my art-making that it is in the least bit organised! I love the glossy accents used on your rose here - they look like dewdrops caught in time! x

Susan Hurley-Luke said...

This is so effective, Chris. I'm glad you dug out your squash book to finish it and let us see. The rose is so pretty and what a pretty way to send a special message. Keep dreaming! :)

Laura said...

Wow, this is fantastic.Thanks for playing with us at SCD.

Chriss Rollins said...

who's a clever girl then? you are x

your fave colour too.

catch you later. x

have a good day

chriss x

Karen said...

WOW Chris...I am gobsmacked my lovely!!! Its gorgeous and you have got the colour sooo vibrant! XXX

Unknown said...

Oh wow Chris, this is gorgeous love the colours and the setiment is great, just back on after 2 days of sorting out trojans trying to hack into my computer.
Christine x

Sally H said...

Chris this is absolutely beautiful! I love it! I love the letters and the cover, that quote, the rose... everything!

Crafting Queen said...

Stunning project, just love the colours. Anesha

Dawn said...

Hiya my lovely!

God it's gorgeous Chris, wonderful colours and that flower is stunning!! Love your squishy book...

thanks so much for joining in at SCD


Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

This is an incredible book. You did the letter D proud.

Hope the volcanic ash isn't causing you too many problems.

Shashi Nayagam said...

Such lovely eye candy I am loving it.

TinaB said...

Oh Wow!!!! That is stunning xx

Joanna said...

Ooooh, I got one of your 'Garden Fairies' ATC's and I love her soooo much! Thanks for bringing her into this world!


Gez Butterworth said...

Absolutely stunning Chris. Sorry for not calling sooner. Hope you have a lovely day. Hugs, Gez.xx

Carol Plume said...

wow what a gorgeous book - love the colours...Thank You for joining us xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Chris Hope your well...
I love your nook.that flower is soo scrummy....could eat it!!!!TFI:)
Enjoy the rest of your weekend my `friend`:)xxx