This is a mini book in oval done from scratch on watercolour paper and covered with two oval Stampbords, and once open you can read a short story in it. I decorated it on every side. I used Distress inks and Perfect Pearls, a lot of Stampotique stamps mainly designed by Maryse Carrier, and no less than 4 beautiful Tando stencils...! The sentiments are from a Dyan Reaveley's collection.
Here is the front cover, closed with the right side ribbon. You can admire the effect of Kaz's "Dotted Star" that frames my the little girl.. This stencil/mask is great, it can really be used in many different ways !!
I didn't have any Tando's sturdy oval chipboard, so instead I used as covers two Stampbord ovals I had for ages in my stash. Stampbord has an incredibly smooth texture to work with inks especially, this is a great material but much more expensive that plain chipboard !! Some Tando large chipboard pieces can easily replace it. My small girl with flowers was watercolored with distress inks and covered with glossy accents... Love this bright finishing texture !
Here are some images of the four first panels inside, you can see all my Tandos stencils on the background.
A photo of the mini-book unfolded on the first side:
and now, the reverse-side panels and back cover. On the back I put two photos of my goddaughter, alone and with her cousins !... Cute kids, at least on the photo haha !! :-) At the end I coloured using the same set of distress inks some basic wooden beads, and when dry I tied them to some of my ribbons.
I used the following Tando masks/stencils:
Well, what do you think of it ? Would be interested to know your opinion, as I really enjoy creating such whimsical little scenes... Anyway my goddaughter was glad with it upon reception, she said she LOVES it !! That's the best reward for the time spent on such make, isn't it ?...
Have a lovely and creative week-end, feel free to pop over at my blog here if you want further details on this project and have still enough time, as Christmas is now around the corner and everyone very busy ! But don't forget to come back tomorrow if you want to see a last beautiful "Free for all" make for you, by my teammie Katherine.... HUGS Coco xxx