Sunday, 18 March 2012

Hand bound Scrapbook (part 2): for calico crafts

Well, as promised I am back with more of my scrapbook I am making from the little hand stitched book I made. Still cant find the link to the tutorial BUT I have found something similar and added it to my facebook page if you are interested on how to stitch your own book.

So here are the next two pages; still on the flora and fauna topic but moving from birds towards butterflies. I also decided to have a tonal change as, although i love everything to look old, distressed and shabby, I do like a bit of colour now and then. not always brown or sepia tones.

This one has been done using duck egg looking tones and turquoises. I am still using the same papers, lots of 7 gypsies butterfly rubbings and the K&Co ephemera . You can get a lot out of them once you start cutting in to them.

The ephemera pack had a little image of a book cover so I used it as a mini book within the book (a flap to lift is all really lol)

And another colour change for the next two pages... Pink tones but vintage dusky pink and still a lot of brown to keep it looking the same age as the rest of the book. And more of the Flora than the Fauna.

I am still using the same supplies here. I think the only addition is I invested in a sheet of the label stickers from K&Co which arrived as I started the pink page. very nice quality stickers.. glossy.. embossed lettering etc... and what did I do? I bashed them around and aged them to look scruffy and dull!!

I added a sheet of the 6x6 Lille (7 gypsies) as i already had that book of papers at home.

Supplies Used from Calico Crafts (so far):

7 gypsies conservatory scrapbook papers HERE

7 gypsies "Lille" stamp set HERE

7 Gypsies metal book corners HERE

7 gypsies rubbings HERE

7 gypsies 6x6 papers Lille. HERE

K&Co Flora and fauna papers HERE

K&Co Flora and Fauna Ephemera pack HERE

Versamagic chalk inks in "Sea breeze" "turquoise gem" "gingerbread" "Pixie Dust" HERE


  1. Wow Louise your book is a dream.
    Fantastic colors and design. Love it.

    Have a lovely sunday. xoxo

  2. this is a lovely book ! Love those papers and the colours !

  3. That's coming along nicely!! Love the 'botanical illustration' look.

  4. Pure gorgeousness, love every single detail. xx

  5. Fabulous, the images are gorgeous as is the layout. Tracy x


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