Friday, October 23, 2009
Reading is Chic! Taylor's Sketch Challenge!
This is one of my daughter's favorite books...it has seen better days as the condition of it's cover is quite poor. Enter CREATOPIA! I Love the fabric adhesive and it made doing this book cover very quick and easy! I used Taylor's sketch for the layout inspiration.
CLICK ON THE PHOTOS IF YOU WOULD LIKE A CLOSER LOOK!
Who says books can't be chic...not me! This is Michael Miller fabric...did you notice the shape of the pattern? Very similar to the labels 9 die by Spellbinders. The book is covered with fabric that I ran through the creatopia machine to apply adhesive to the backing. All I did was measure the dimensions of the book (spine included) then added an inch to each side.
I took a piece of an old sheet and stamped "Betty the Bookworm" from Stampingbella in versacraft ink. I heat set it with my iron, colored it with my copics and then ran the rough square through the creatopia to get the adhesive on the back.....THEN I ran it through with the spellbinder die. LOVED IT!
I cut a smaller nestie of the same label 9 die in cotton batting so that the image would puff. See the dimension in this picture. It is really sweet in real life!
Here is a close shot of my paper version of coloring "Betty"...she looks a lot like my adorable little niece with her chic glasses! I didn't deviate too much from the colors in the fabric. BG01, BG05, YG93,YG95, YG99, YG01, YG03.
Wow, was this ever a FUN project....now that I have tested it out my daughter says she wants to cover her hardcover bible from school....it's cover has seen better days too!
I think this would make a great gift idea...add some cool factor and cover a book to give away!
Here is the sketch so you can play along in TAYLOR'S challenge.
Don't forget to see what the rest of the sketch crew came up with:
Jami Sibley: More is More
Monika Davis: M.A.D. Stamper
Jackie Pedro: The Scalloped Edge
Lynn Mercurio: Stamperosity
Melissa Sauls: In Stamping Mode
Rachel Sztonyk: Gingerbread Gallery
Alice Lihsuan-Wertz: Alice's Little Wonderland
Lisa Hjulberg: The Craft's Meow
Enjoy blog hoppin' around and make sure you give the new gals a welcome hello!
Have a great weekend!