Thursday, 27 May 2010

My new word book.........

I have been a tad AWOL just lately and here is the reason why. I have been making this word book. I have to admit I am slightly pleased with myself. I have pondered over what to actually do, what colour to use, what paper to use (found some originally but only had a little bit of it and couldn't match it). I have been collecting all the fibres and little crystals etc. for a couple of months. Finally made it!!!!

The rose is a grunge rose (like you didn't know!) with a magnolia image coloured with copics. The metal letters were given to me by Caroline. The date has been stamped on to shrink plastic and then shrunk (yeah honest!). The letters have been edged with stardust stickles.
The little heart in amonst the fibres is a swarovski crysal.This page has a magnolia butterly and the little journalling piece is from the Fancy Pants - Road show range.

This page I really struggled with. The flowers are prima and the magnolia butterflies again all stickled up. Sat and cut them all out last night !!! Another magnolia image. The paper is Foolafalah (or whatever it's called!)
This page is for Red's picture. I have used a photocopy one which is not very good and stuck them on with repositional glue. I have asked my friend to tell Ellie that she can replace the photocopy one with the original and glue down the frame with proper glue. Isn't she just adorable. I think she was only a few months old here.

This is the last page. The stamp is an old favourite of mine from Clarity Stamps (I think!). I just love the sentiment. The flowers are my old favourites stamped, embossed and cut out. I really like this stamp.

The very back of the book is quite plain with a nestie scalloped circle in the red paper with a bird stamped onto grunge paper and cut out. I have photographed it but it was a bit plain cos I forgot to go around the circle with my stickles..........
The making of this book came about after I made the "BABY" book (blogged earlier) for one of my bosses (Lesley) at work. She then showed me a pic of Red. I was smitten. Red's daddy is a very good friend of Lesley's son. I immediately said I wanted to make Red a book and Lesley then told me who her mummy was. I have to say that because of who her mummy is I took a lot longer to decide on what to do. I needed it to be perfick!!!!!
I might also add that when I took it to work today and showed it to Lesley she cried. Just the kind of response I like....... I just hope Red's mummy has a similar reaction and likes my book.
Well there it is. I hope you like it.
Sorry for the long post....
Thanks for stopping by.
Burnice x


Kim Piggott said...

Burnice this is so beautiful!
Such stunning work they will treasure this forever!
kim x

sam21ski said...

Well done Burn, it's fabulous

What a lovely name too, I've never heard of the name Red for a girl

I'm sure Ellie & Matt will just love it xxxxx

Denise said...

This is absolutley lovely and what a great name.I really love the stamps you have used.I reckon Red's mummy will be pretty pleased with it xxx

Lesley said...

It's very beautiful Burn and deserves much praise and wonderment.
What a gorgeous gift.
Lesley x

sue law said...

Fab book Burn!!! I'm not a great fan of Tilda but I think you make her look great!

Zoechaos said...

Stunning the fruits of all that work are the very very best.

crafty creations said...

Wow this is truelly amazing and I'm sure will be treasured

xx Hilda

chrissie's crafts said...

Oh Burn it's absolutely stunning
Chrissie xx

Burnice said...

Thanks guys - I'll let you know what "mummy" says.
Burnice x

Debbie Dolphin said...

oh wow beautiful xxx
love debbie xxx