Saturday, January 15, 2011

Friendship fabric book now finished!!

Hoorah, the cover was finally done today, so thats it, I'm done! It has taken me about a month to complete the whole thing but I have enjoyed every minute of it. I did not rush it, only a couple of hours a day, sometimes more sometimes less, I just went with my 'mood'


The closure is a glass bead which I removed today and placed a brass keyhole thingy on it and then sewed the  glass 'button' back on. I wrapped fine copper wire around the Sun ornament, placed it onto a flower I made ages ago as the colours were right, then onto a horrid gold sequinned star which has nice fibre and gold sequins bursting out of the edges, then a couple of white feathers and an odd bit of fabric left over from making the closure. Oh yes, and added 2 blue roses with a bit of bronze coloured mica painted on.


The 3 little roses type flowers I made by twisting odd bits of fabric and organza that were left over, still have'nt got the hang of this method yet.


The spine: I photographed the word 'Friendship' from my Dictionary, photoshopped it then sewed it over with bronze organza, which I then edged with some  lace. Topped off with a couple of antique style brads.
And, that is about it.
Tomorrow I am going to make some fancy wrapping for it before I post it to my friend on Monday.


The whole 'book' is quite sparkly, which really does not show on the photos. These latest photos, I messed around with alot, blurs, textures, masks thanks to an inspiring site: Kim Klassen  Great and really simple tutorials on creating these effects. I am still surfing her site. Some PS sites with tutorials are not very relevant I find but most of Kims tutorials are things we'd all like to do with our photos.









4 comments:

  1. This is so amazing i love your work....im a follower now so i dont miss anything else you make.

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  2. Looks creative work,but are this designs applied on the paper card as well??????
    Plastic Card Printing
    Plastic card

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  3. Bonjour Sal,
    If the fabric which I used to cover the inner card was transparent then I colored the card, on that side.
    The designs and embellishments where either glued on, or sewn right through the fabric layer, through the card.
    When I had made all the pages the 'wrong sides' were sewn together...in order, thus hiding the back of each 'page'

    I hope that helps, it did take a bit of working out!
    ~Janet~

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  4. looking forward to following you and your inspiration. I just started making fabric books to include certain memories.

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