“Citrus” Memories Board Book (Color TD 104)

5 Aug

I love, love, love this color combination posted by Color Throwdown (#104). It reminds me of citrus fruits: lemons, limes, oranges, tangerines, etc…and makes my mouth water with anticipation of a cold summery beverage. Check it out.

When I’m looking for some inspiration to start a project, I sometimes go to my “alter it” drawer. Today, I found a shaped board book just smiling up at me for some attention. I gathered some great papers and went to work.

To alter the board book, I cut the yellow, green and orange papers to 6×6″ and glued the squares using PVA Glue (used by book makers for its great holding power and acid free treatment).

After allowing then to dry a bit, I turned over the page, trimmed it using a craft knife and then sanded the front edges, tearing some pieces for a super distressed look.

To further decorate the pages, I cut/embossed scalloped circles and strips from patterned papers. I glued them to the page overlapping the edges and then allowed them to dry. I used the same trimming technique as the pages. Check it out.

I finished the pages with ribbons, gems and stickers. Here are a couple more images to enjoy.

In a couple of days, I’ll share my technique for airbrushing through Spellbinders die templates. Come back and see.

Important Stuff
Papers Green-Celebrate Pad (Me & My Big Ideas), Yellow (Provo Craft), Green and Orange cardstocks (My Mind’s Eye)
Colorants Sketch Markers YG23 New Leaf, YR09 Chinese Orange (Copic)
Die Cuts S4-252 Big Scalloped Ovals LG, S4-234 Ribbon Tags Trio Two, S4-125 Classic Scalloped Circles SM, Wizard™ (Spellbinders Paper Arts)
Embellishments Marcella by Kay, Essential Mini Word Stickers (K&Co.)

Other Stuff Shaped chipboard book, hole punch, ribbons, gems, sandpaper


4 Responses to ““Citrus” Memories Board Book (Color TD 104)”

  1. Susan (peebsmama) August 6, 2010 at 4:35 am #

    What a fun way to use your shaped patterned paper and chipboard pages.

  2. Broni August 6, 2010 at 8:21 am #

    Love the book and your combination of papers! Thanks so much for playing along in the Color Throwdown!

  3. Tammy Hershberger August 7, 2010 at 7:07 am #

    Great use of the colors! Thanks for joining us for the Throwdown!

  4. Danielle August 8, 2010 at 6:47 pm #

    This is a lovely book! Thanks for playing the Color Throwdown!

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