Thursday, 29 January 2009

Decision made!





Yes I decided on a smaller project :-) In fact I decided to join in the challenge on the Object D'art challenge - this week - the book.




This is what I started with .....................................




And this is the end result ........................................ The paperback covers were reinforced with mountboard which I overlapped the actual cover size. They were then distressed & inked with distress inks & then stamped & embellished.




Spine view ............................................................. note I used some of the offcut paper from the inside to cover the spine & used distress inks.




And the inside. I hollowed it out & reinforced the edges with mountboard which I covered with inked paper from the cut out & again inked with distress inks.

15 comments:

Jennie said...

WOW! absolutely fabulous.. I do hope you read the book first?
LOL!
Thank you for joining in with the challenge
Hugs x

maddy hill said...

that looks fab Rach ! well done .. now then back to those blinds ---- so when are your free again ? rofl

good luck with the challenge rach , you have done an ace job !

Rachel said...

I did indeed read the book first - books are a passion of mine Jennie & I have a lot that have been passed down the family :-) So it was a difficult challenge to start! Loved doing it when I got going though :-)

Hmmm Maddy - blinds ..........

annmarie said...

I get escapist paperbacks from charity shops and wouldn't want to read them twice - never thought of doing that with them!!!

Ellen said...

oh I love all the bits and pieces you used on the cover .. now what are you going to hide inside the book?

Hazel said...

Wow! This is so clever - beautifully crafted. x

Rachel said...

I wouldn't have attempted this without Jennies challenge Annmarie!

Don't know yet Ellen :-)

Thanks Hazel

Lynne said...

That would have been my decision too!! so much more fun than making blinds!! lol

Rachel said...

It certainly was Lynne - as was the visit to the Craft Den today - much better than blind making! :-)

SP said...

ooooo Rachel, stunning, perfect hiding place for OH loose change towards stash ;-) lol!
xx susan

My craft space said...

That lookes realy great Rachel

love Val xx

Rachel said...

Thanks ladies :-)

craftytrog said...

Fantastic book Rachel! x

Calv said...

Wow Rach, that is lovely!

We used to hollow books out like that as a kid, picked it up in a spy comic lol....it was for our secret things! :)

Didn't look as good as yours though! :)

Rachel said...

Oh thanks Calv - I loved doing this one :-) Maybe a bit 'obvious' if wanting to hide things :-)