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Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Tando Book Week

Hellooo!  One of the reasons that I love using chipboard is that there are always new ideas being introduced.  This week we are all having a go at decorating BOOK COVERS designed by the very talented *Neil Walker* for Tando.  He has brought out several designs which consist of front & back panels (plus decoration pieces) plus a spine.  An absolute MUST if you love your journaling!  You can use them to cover an old book like I did or make up your own book and bind as you prefer.  Here is my girly version...

 
I used PaperArtsy Fresco paints throughout and added some crackle stamping to the back.  The centre circle has a stamped sentiment and then that & the outer piece have been coated with clear glitter paint.  The butterflies aren't part of the kit but are part of our Mini range.  I have painted these then added glossy accents, adding the beads & wire while it was still tacky.  The covers have been put onto an old book about Springer Spaniels that I have had for yonks.  I have never wanted to get rid of the book at all and am going to keep the gorgeous pics of the puppies intact.  But the rest is to be painted and used as a diary.  Here it is naked...
 
 
Why don't you go and check out the other book covers available *HERE* and see what the Tando DT have done with them *HERE*. HUGS XXXXXX

5 comments:

Dawn said...

I LOVE this darling, the colours work beautifully and the added elements are perfect. A fitting cover for what I know is a very special book, all ready for a new lease of life now!!
Huge huggles x x x x

Gio said...

Such a lovely cover Karen.
The shade you got it's wonderful!

coco said...

That's a wonderful cover book, and the colour and texture repeat on your mini butterflies is awesome, they are so cute !!! Really adorable and fab project. Hope it's not to hot yet in your place ! :) Coco xxx

BJ said...

Phew - comments back to normal. Great book btw - BJ

Dana Tatar {datatar} said...

Beautiful book cover! I love the soft color palette and the crackle finish.