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I have some very important news to share with you today. Earlier in the year I was contacted by the wonderful people over at Ampersand Art, the makers of Stampbord, and invited to create a project for their website for September/ October 2010. Of course I jumped at the chance, I love stampbord. 

Here is the finished piece I designed and created for them.

Perpetual Calendar, created for Stampbord WebProject

Perpetual Calendar, created for Stampbord WebProject

Now head over to the Stampbord website and download the project sheet and you too can create your very own calendar. This would be the perfect gift for a special friend or family member, and make one to inspire you in your creative space. 

Links

Stampbord How to September October 2010  Perpetual Calendar

Stampbord 

Crafty Individuals Wren Stamp Swirl Stamp

Graphicus: Words of Inspiration

I’ve really enjoyed this opportunity of working with new Stampbord surfaces. This larger size of block was a challenge, but one I’ve enjoyed and it does give you much more scope to design on. 

Thanks to 

Stampbord for giving me this opportunity to try more of their products. Glenda Waterworth from Graphicus & Crafty Individuals for their permission for me to use their images in this project. 

Let me know what you think 

Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon 

Billie :)

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In today’s post, I’m sharing a picture of my very first fabric covered book. 

My First Fabric Covered Book

My First Fabric Covered Book

Back in early May a good friend Crafty Nanna took pity on my lack of sewing skills and came round to get me started with sewing. She also very kindly left me a huge pile of fabric to play with. The fabric I covered the book with has a lovely suede finish. Very tactile, and would make great books for men. I covered the book board with a light layered of PVA and applied the fabric. The turn in’s on the corners were tricky, as if I applied too much glue it seeped through and marked the surface. 

Here is the book, once it has been decorated 

Fabric Covered book, decoarated with ATC

Fabric Covered book, embellished with ATC

I created an ATC using Tim Holtz Distress Inks and Versa Fine in Onyx Black 

Stamps: Crafty Individuals; 204, Elusive Images; UA6GW0194; Words of Inspiration, Hero Arts; H2365 Old French Writting. 

Binding Style: The book is bound in my favorite Coptic Stitch using brown linen thread. The book is just over A7 in size, perfect for popping into your pocket. 

This piece fits in with this month’s theme of ‘F’ for The Virtual Crafting Challenge, ‘F’ for Fabric :) 

Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon 

Billie :)

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As some of you will know, I am a regular member of the Book Arts Forum. Today’s post includes pictures of the book I created for their swap for June 2009.

Front Cover of Stampboard Book

Front Cover of Stampboard Book

 This book is 2 x 2″ and incorporates coptic binding

Detail of the coptic stitching

Detail of the coptic stitching

The back cover

The back cover

Inside the Stampboard book

Inside the Stampboard book

The book is held closed with a ribbon closure

The book is held closed with a ribbon closure

Stamps were by Elusive Images and are available from Graphicus I really enjoyed making this book, hope you like the pictures.

Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon

Billie :)

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