Can you believe it's Monday already? But the start of a new week means that it's time for an exciting new challenge over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog and this week the challenge is called "A Cameo Appearance". Will you be inspired by
I love Tim Holtz's Worn Covers and thought it would work so well with this piece but I didn't have one so, decided to make one of my own. To begin with, I used chipboard and Manila card to create the book cover as a base for me to work on.
I then painted the outside and inside of the cover, using Stormy Sky and Antique Linen Distress Paints. Once I was happy with the colour, I then cut more Manila card to size and applied the same colours of Distress Paint to my craft mat, spritzed the paint with water and then "swooshed" the card through the paint, picking up the colours on the mat. I heat dried the card and then embossed it using the Regal Flourishes Texture Fade. To highlight the raised areas of the embossing, I lightly inked them with Walnut Stain Distress Ink and then added a touch of Treasure Gold. The edges of the card were then distressed and inked before applying each piece onto my cover.
The next step was to create the inside and for this, I inked the surface of some cream card with Old Paper Distress Ink, to give an antiqued look, added a few splatters of ink over the top before distressing and inking the edges of the card. I then die cut two Ornate Frames and the Mini Silhouettes from chipboard, painted all the die cuts with Black Soot Distress Paint before I inked over the top of them with clear embossing powder and heat embossed so that they became beautifully glossy.
The centres of each flowers are made using an old punch from my stash, which makes the most perfect shaped stamens. I then inked them and added them to the centres with a pearl.
So, I really hope you loved my cameo frame book cover and for more great ideas and inspiration, then look no further than the blog to see all the wonderful creations from my very talented Design Team members. Every week, one lucky random participant has the chance to win a $50 gift voucher from Simon Says Stamp. Good luck....
Dylusions Ink Spray ~ Squeezed Orange
Punches, pearls and twine from my craft stash
Thank you so much for your visits today and I'll see you all very soon!!
Bye for now...love Emma xx