Thursday, March 8, 2012

Mo's Challenge # 125

Try Something New!

Well, I certainly did do something new! I've been eying  'book cards' for quite some time now.  I loved them, but it seemed as if they'd be so difficult! Thanks to our new Design Team member, Tracy MacDonald, and her wonderfully clear instructions, I decided to give it a try! You can find her tutorial HERE!
  I'll definitely be making more of these fun books!

Be patient with me, I have a lot of pictures to show you!

 The crazy, bright color scheme was taken right from the Paper Studio DP. This 'book' is an Easter gift for our granddaughter, and she'll love the colors!

This is the inside view. I added the corner trim to finish it off neatly. I also closed mine differently, using  Basic Grey  magnets. I tucked a matching bookmark (using  ribbon of all the different colors) into the strap. I'll be putting a sentiment on a Nesties label and attaching it inside the compartment.  I'll also put in a gift card and some candy.

This view shows the shine of the Spica glitter pens I used on this sweet little fairy. 

Another close-up!

A final view of the back binding.

This was a lot of fun, and I hope you'll visit Tracy's blog and give it a try! There are several steps, but none are too difficult or tricky. Really, the hardest thing about this was photographing and blogging it!

Image: Teen Fairy Pia from Mo's Digital Pencil

Tools: Copics, White gel pen, Spica glitter pens, Sewing machine, Cuttlebug with Marianne swirl die, Nellie Snellen embossing leaf punch set, SU! Tag punch, ScorPal

Papers: SU! Calypso Coral, Bazzill textured green and lavender, Neenah smooth white, Paper Studio DP

Embellishments: Prima and WOC flowers, Pearl cabochons, Button

Now you go ahead and try something new using an image from Mo's Digital Pencil and enter it in Mo's Challenge this week for a chance to win a gift certificate! Mo gives out one certificate for every fifty entries, so tell all your friends to enter, too!

I'm always thrilled when you visit!


Carla S. said...

Fantastic project, Elaine! I love the book card design and all the beautiful papers and details! Wonderful coloring of Mo's sweet fairy!

Dorcas said...

Wow Elaine! Thats so cool! I love this and you did a fabulous job!!

Debbie said...

Your book came out fantastic!!!!


Tracy said...

I'm so glad you found the tutorial easy to follow. You sure did an awesome job constructing your book Elaine. I love those vibrant colors and your image matches so perfectly! I love that you put your own spin on it with the magnetic closure and the fun little bookmark. :-) It's bee-ute-ee-ful!!! Hugs!

Dawn B. said...

Oh my gosh.. I LOVE this. I have never seen these before and wish I had seen it last week when I gifted a book to my sister. What a sweet image you chose. She will love it. GREAT job.

Alina said...

it's gorgeous, Elaine, I just love this image, but haven't used it yet!
hugs, Alina

Lissa said...

I LOVE this, hun! Beautiful!!! HUGS!

Whimcees said...


This is so beautiful! I love everything about it - the colors are fantastic! Your granddaughter is going to be so excited when she receives it! Wishing you a happy day!


Barbara Diane

Pat said...

Oh Elaine...I've been drooling over this since I first saw it! I love it! Such gorgeous coloring and I love the colors and DPs!! The inside is as pretty as the outside! I made one of these ONCE...sort of a bad experience...wrong glue...very messe! hehehe! Thanks for the link to Tracy's tutorial...I'm definitely giving the book card another shot! Thanks for your inspiration, sweet lady!! Hugs. Pat Frank

Kim said...

WOW Elaine! Just awesome. This is definitely a project I will try. I need to make a card holder for a block of cards I made for my MIL and this is what I'm going to use. I LOVE this. I love your choice of colors. Also, a big thank you for commenting on my blog. Happy Crafting <3 -Kim

Iulia said...

Hey sweetie! How absolutely wonderful this is, Elaine! I love book cards, they are such a joy to make! You surely had a great time putting this together; looks great! Love the papers, the colors and the image choice. Your coloring of the fairy's dress is so beautiful!
Love this!
Have a great week hun!
Hugs, Iulia