So I started by cutting 12 ATC die cuts from ivory cardstock and tow from grey board ( for the cover ). I glued a piece of card onto each side of the two grey board covers and also glued all the ATC die cuts in pairs to give a double thickness. (Hope that make sense?) . I then added colour using distress paints on my craft sheet, lots of smooshing and drying later they had a base of colour.
Then I attached each page together using Tim Holtz tissue tape together on each side...make sure you leave a tiny gap between the pieces so that they can fold shut ..
Now for the background stamping on the pages... I used soft colours and a variety of stamps for this stage ...staring with lighter coloured distress inks ( here using Halloween script stamp, I also used pumice stone for some numbers ...
And completed the book by stamping the flourish in black soot distress ink.When dry I edged the pages in aged mahogany.
Now for the hearts ...I went a bit mad and decided to create each of my hearts using a different Tim technique/product but really you could add whatever you like and then selected chit chat stickers that said what I wanted... so here is a whistle stop tour of the hearts ...
here I used a mosaic technique and picket fence resist.
(edging hearts in black soot distress ink really gives them a lift)
shattered stains and an embossed heart
embossed metal technique and shabby chic technique from Creative Chemistry 102
Wendy vecchi paste through stencil and some distress glitter coloured up with stains
Stamping and inking and then Wendy Vecchi paste layered thick and coloured when dry with Distress
An old book page and rock candy glitter coloured with distress stain
well hope you like my jam packed little make ...maybe you will be inspired to make one for a special occasions...if you do let me know I would love to see!
keep those fingers inky