Monday, 31 January 2011

Enchanted Forest Mini Book

Hi folks! Boy have I missed blogging. Hope you are all well and that January has been a great start to the year for you. Here is a mini book of my daughter Isabelle that I made to showcase my Enchanted Forest stamp designs which are available on the Joanna Sheen website (here)
The front cover features the main fairy image from the 'magical day' set. I stamped, watercoloured and cut her out. I then inked her up with Stazon, layered on some crystal aurora fusible film and heated the film with a hot iron. The film is then a pleasure to cut through and adhere to my fairy.
Here is another shot of the fairy. Hopefully I have captured the beautiful sheen of the fusible film. I used my scalloped oval Nestabilities to die cut the frame. I added some prima flowers enhanced with flat back gems. All the elements were layered onto some ribbed Kraft card.

Here are the first two pages. Again I used the same fairy but this time she has just been watercoloured. The ladybird and sentiment are also from the 'magical Day' stamp set. The library card holder and tag are Sizzix dies. The beautiful pink backing paper that I have used throughout this project is printed from the Josephine Wall 'Enchanted Dreams' CD rom.

The fairy and sentiment are from the 'Enchanted' stamp set. I have also added a tiny butterfly which I made using a Martha Stewart punch.

I used the smaller fairy from the 'Enchanted' stamp set on this page. I finished the centre of the flowers off with liquid pearls.

Quite a minimal page here, with just the photo, a sentiment and the little character from the 'Magical Day' stamp set.

And finally the last page where I used the main fairy image from the 'funtime' stamp set. I punched and bound the mini book together using my Cinch and added ribbons to the spine.
I've got lots of designs photographed and ready to share with you.... just hoping I'll have more time in February to blog.
Take care all.
Ciao for now!
Sandra x

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Fiona said...

Long time no see Sandra. You have produced a very pretty book. Love the effect the fusible film has created.

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Jan said...

Adorable, enchanted, beautiful and absolutely stunning Sandra. I've missed your posts it's lovely to see you back xx Jan

debby4000 said...

Oh what a gorgeous fairy book and adorable photos.

Anne said...

What a beautiful book for photos of such a beautiful little girl. This is so pretty.

Céline said...

fab fab mini book, love the combo and all the pages
thanks for playing with us at stamptacular sunday this week

Katy said...

OMG i love this nen, mimi looks so grown up in that last photo lol. the stamps are great ive used them alot already.


x katy x

Josephine said...

So pretty, and so many fabulous flowers!

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this time.


Hi Sandra - this is so beautiful - every page of the book is magical. Love the fairies and the flowers. (and your daughter is such a cutie)!
Hugs, Sylvia xx

Larissa said...

Wow Sandra this is fabulous! Love the colours and design of the book and your little girl is so pretty!

Have a great weekend.


CraftyC said...

This is just beautiful Sandra, such a pretty keepsake!

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KraftyKoolKat said...

What a gorgeous little book Sandra and adorable pretty little girl you have.


Donna said...

Hi Sandra, sorry it's been a while since my last visit. Work, kids, home, the usual stuff! Beautiful little fairy book and superbly coloured and embellished as always...must try to pop in more often...your work is so inspiring :) Donna x

Anonymous said...

Stunning little book. Wow what a talent you are - your stamps are fabuluos. Thanks for joining us this week at Crafty Cardmakers. xx

lesleyworth said...

those images are fabulous paired with the pictures! fantastic job! thanks for playing along with us at the Shoe!

Gemma said...

Wow this is a stunning job, really lovely and what a sweet little girl. Thank you for joining us at SSC this week, we are looking for new dt-members, please have a look at our site! Have a nice weekend, Gemma

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