Monday, 20 July 2009

my family ... ... my life

Today I am entering the competition at the Sugar Bowl where they have this fabulous sketch.

The additional part of the challenge is to use 'ribbons and or bows somewhere on your creation'.
I decided to make a mini book using one of Suzanne Woolcott's Gorjuss Girls.

I turned the sketch on it's side so that the vertical band is across the bottom and this is what I came up with:

All cardstock used is from the Bo Bunny ~ Beautiful Life collection. I created various layers to the cover by mounting the cardstock onto chipboard and inking and embossing the edges.
I turned the very centre panel into a little door by adding a hinge and door knob.
The Gorjuss Girl image I used is Bear Hug and I coloured her with my copics.
What is behind the door?
For the band in the sketch I punched some circles using a circle punch, inked and embossed the edges and glued them in a strip across cover, layering slightly as I went.
Here is a picture of the back cover.

Finally, I bound it with my Bind-it-all and added some ribbons.
Thank you for looking.
kat - keeley
having a {me} day


judith@poppy cottage said...

This is a beautiful book, something to treasure. What a lot of work you must have put into it, but definitely worth it. I love the Gorjuss Girls anyway, but these colours are just awesome, really well done. Judith x

Aina said...

Wow, this is just gorgeous! Love everything about it :O)

Sparkle and Flourish said...

This is just awesome! I love your aimge and your colouring and the hinge and door knob llok so fantstic!! So much work has gone into this and it shows! Thanks for joining us in the Sugar Bowl! Hugs Judy xx

Ittybittyinkspotstoo said...

OMG OMG OMG I LOVE IT!! I LOVE everything on this card! The colors are just awesome! and LOVE how you open it to see the sentiment! The hinge!!
Your coloring is PERFECT!
This is FANTASTIC!!!

Kathy said...

WOW this is gorgeous!!! Love the distressed paper and the colors that you have used are so pretty!! Love your hinged door with the sentiment on the inside ~ fabulous!! Your coloring is stunning as well! I love the shading on her hair!! Thanks so much for playing along in the challenge!!
Thanks as well for visiting my blog and leaving such a sweet comment!

Welcome! said...

Wow I LOVE your creation! Its beautiful! Especially the hinge & little door knob - how adorable!!! Thanks for your nice comments on my blog! Krista :)

Riet said...

Ohhh wowwww Kat,what a beautiful card,l love the image and colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.x

Minxy said...

WOW, i mean just WOW, this is awsome, so beautiful, and i love how you've added the flap detail to the front, who ever recieves this is one lucky person :O)

Anonymous said...

Wow wow wow, what a stunning creation! I love everything about it! Perfect!
Erin x

Lilian said...

Okay - Add 10 more WOWWWWs!!! I LOVE IT!!! Gorgeous creation! Love everything about it but I must say that your coloring and hinge idea stands out the most for me. Thanks for joining the Sugar Bowl and hope to see you in the next one too! Have a great day!

Michele Roos said...

WOW this is a stunning creation. Love the image you've used and the colouring also. Great papers to. Hugs Michele x

jayne said...

stumbled across your blog , your work is lovely.
If you fancy entering a competiton and much much more come and check our blog out

Alison said...

Wow, this is in a league of it's own! Love your layering and techniques and the use of that hardware. Beautiful!

Juls said...

what an amazing book! Its just gorgeous! Love the vintage feel you have created! Stunning!