CBC Spring and Birthday challenge 2010 – Book it

I have been meaning to make one of these for ages and this challenge gave me the kick start I needed. The challenge states that you must make a book from scratch,decorate the cover and some pages. After seeing Barbara Gray demonstrate this technique for masking the centre and sponging the edges I got the idea for the pages. I made this using an old one as a bit of a guide then added 10 pages (all the same). The pages are perforated along two lines. You tear the bookmark piece off and give it to the borrower and you can tear the other portion off once it is returned or you can leave it in if you want to keep a record.

I used plain white card, Brilliance olive, Distress ink shabby shutters and black document ink and lime stickles. The stamps are: Anna Griffin alphabet (plus a smaller one), R.S tapestry clear (fern) and Autumn leaves on the edge Katie Pertiet. For the perforations I used the fabby Stampin up cutter kit tool.