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Monday, 25 March 2013

Inspired by a Book Cover

Good morning to you all,

Something a little different for me today - first of all, I'm at home (changed my day off this week) because of the school residential last week. We all had a fabulous time out in the Peak District, even with the four inches of snow that came down overnight last Thursday!! Oh my, to say it was cold was an understatement!!

Well, moving on - it's time for another challenge over at Make my Monday and this week we have made crafty projects using a book cover as inspiration. Another first for me and I am loving the challenges this DT brings - here's a photo of the book we used ...

As soon as I saw this, I knew exactly which stamp I wanted to use - it's been sitting in my stash forever and I think it fits the challenge perfectly. Here's what I made ...

I used a Versamark inkpad to stamp onto the black card, then added touches of Cosmic Shimmer mica powders which produced an amazing shimmer (which doesn't show very well on my photo!)  I stamped the sentiment in the middle (again with Versamark) and embossed with white embossing powder. Extra embellishments include a piece of black organza ribbon and bow, together with a couple of little die-cut butterflies to echo the theme.

Don't forget to pop over to the blog and check out the work of my talented teamies for some further inspiration. I shall look forward to visiting your blogs this week to see your interpretation of the book too.

Right, off to do some crafting,
Hugz, Jan xx


  1. gorgeous card Jan, love those stamps & the sentiment stamp - where are they from?
    Kim x

  2. A stunning card, your interpretation is perfection. I love how you used mica powders to provide the colours. Loving the design of the overall card. Caz

  3. Just gorgeous Jan. The mica powders give such a lovely effect and the design is beautiful.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

  4. This is absolutely PERFECT!!! What an amazing frame stamp! Beautiful mica colors, too! Stunning creation, friend! :)


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