Wednesday, September 3

Star Book

Happy Wednesday!

This post will be a bit longer because I am posting the Star Book I made for my friend I work with.
When I started this book I choose colors that seemed on the boyish side. I do not have any boys in my family or did not know of anyone pregnant with a boy. My friend Kelly, found out she was pregnant about the same time I started this book and a few weeks later she had testing done to find out the sex of the baby - a boy! How funny is that? LOL!
Anywho, I wanted to make this book with my own spin on it. I decided I would make it 6x6 and use chipboard to make it a bit more durable.
All the CS used it SU and the designer paper is DCWV, the Nana's kids pack. I colored everything with Prisma pencils, OMS and a blender stump. The stamp sets are ones I bought from Gina, Just so Hoppy, Just so Hippy, Hip Hop Accessories and Jumping for Joy.
Ink is Stazon or SU.

Throughout the whole book I added pockets behind each paper and used the McGill tap punch. I added some texture to the tabs with the Swiss Dots Cuddlebug folder.
It is hard to see but the balloons sparkle. I watercolored them with a glitter pen.

This is one of my favorite pages. The tree was made from ribbon and a McGill leaf punch. When I was done punching the leaves I have a bruise on my hand!

I wanted to have a circus tent in the book but I do not have a stamp or punch of one so I winged it and made my own. The Osterich is running over the Judikins Saw Dust.

This is my other favorite page. Designing this page I kept thinking of a polor bear and an igloo but you guessed it no pre-made igloo so this is my take on an igloo. The used a glue pen to add the lines to the igloo and make it look like snow hanging on it then used dazzling diamonds to give it lots of sparkle. I punched out little star and put yellow rhinestones in the center.

I used my cuttlebug for the wood plank and used a hand made template for the clouds then puffed them using Liquid Applique.

This was a fun page. Don't laugh at the sun - I created that on my own too.

This is the last page and a picture taken of the book open.

I know there is a lot more embellishments on the pages that I did not list because it would make this post much longer than it already is LOL!

Thank you for looking!

1 comment:

Jessica said...

I love your book, Sharri! You are so creative and I'm sure your friend Kelly will treasure this labor of love.