Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Acorn Paisley Petals Book

I am still making more book! After finding these affordable spiral bound books at my local print shop, I have been having a blast decorating them. This one is very similar to the one that Carrie made with me the last time she was up from college. Hers was just so darn cute I had to do this one! (Carrie is David's girlfriend and David is my oldest son)

I watercolored the biggest Paper Daisy with Baja Breeze and Always Artichoke, the medium sized one with Pear Pizzazz and Baja Breeze, and the tiny one in the center of the Pear one with Soft Suede. The one is the bottom corner is in Baja Breeze. All of them were shimmered up with Gold Shimmer Mist. That is Always Artichoke Seam Binding Ribbon also :) Do you love the Antique Brad in the center of the largest flower? I am so glad I have a bunch of these!

I love that we have 3 different sizes of Pearls :) I used the graduated sizes to frame this Paper Daisy and put a Rhinestone in the center. They don't blend in as much in real life, thankfully!

 This is the back, not as decorated, but you don't really want lumpy bumpies there as it would make writing in the book a little difficult. You can also see that I drew in a Early Espresso line one the DSP and a Signo white gel pen line on the Early Espresso cardstock, which really adds a finishing touch.

This is one of the divider pages. I made 5 sections and used a tag from the Two Tags die as the tabs, accenting them with a little strip of the DSP. I stamped the flowered branch from Easter Blossoms in the lower corner of each divider page, then used a blender pen to color the blossoms with Baja Breeze and Frost White Shimmer Paint. Then I added dots of Moonlight Smooch Pearlized Accent Ink to the centers of some of the blossoms. And of course I had to outline the pages too :)

   I am using the sneak peek package of Paisley Prints DSP to make this one! You are sooo going to love this paper. I am not kidding. It is so gorgeous!! It is going to be in the new big Idea Book & Catalog in July, so we will be able to get it for an entire year! And from April 1-30th, with an order of $20, you can get up to 5 packages of this fabulous paper for $9.95 each. I have to confess I am already using my second package :)


Yapha said...

Wow! This is absolutely spectacular! Those paper daisies are gorgeous, and the pearls, rhinestone, and antique brad just add an amazing touch!

SeeJulieStamp said...

Excellent choice for the tabs. Those tags match the paper nicely.

Heidi Baks said...


Sara Mattson-Blume said...

That paper is gorgeous, so is the entire book--awesome--the details are what make it over the top!

Shelley said...

Holy cow girl, is this stunning! I love how you colored your paper flowers. They are perfect for this paper!

Mickey Roberts said...

Tanya, this journal is awesome! I just LOVE all the great details. So many great ideas!


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