Tuesday, 26 March 2013

By the Tide mini book

Last week was hectic and this week I haven't settled to crafting due to being snowed in since Friday. Creative mojo frozen. Have just heard that the plough is making a start on the bottom of the road so may be back with wheels tomorrow. Whooppee!
I love this By the Tide set it reminds me of when I was young, growing up be the sea. I also love making little books so here I have combined the two.

This was the first outing for Morning Post Alphabet. I like the clean lines with the hint of graphic detail. The cover is also stamped with the small shell from....... (a set I can't remember the name of, or find the box it belongs to! I also can't find my Fine Feathers Set, but that's another story.)

This is stamped with the fish and the sea weed. I have used small pieces of paper out of my offcuts box and the eye of the owl punch to embellish the page.

This page is with the shell form the stamp set I've used Rich Rassleberry with Not quite Navy. This colour combo looks really good. A bit of tearing to layer the papers.

This is a much simpler page using the sea horse. I have had a go a making the paper ribbon but the folds aren't even enough but look in keeping with the book. Again this page is made from bits in the bits box.

And finally the lobster! I was pleased with the background using sequin scrap daubed in blue and Rich Rassleberry for the sea weed.  The lobster I have inked in White, the first stamping onto crumb cake the second onto the blue this ink is so lush. I have then pulled the ink with a water brush. I have cut around his 'feelers' but torn around his body. Not quite so happy with this page but not sure why.

Overall I still love making little books and think this set is ideal for them.

P.S. The snow plough still hasn't reached us!

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