So, today it is Thursday and that means reminder time for this fortnights challenge at Crafty Ribbons Challenge...
Here is my make for Kelly's Love/Romance/Anniversary Challenge.
I nabbed this idea from Kira (seriously talented!)
It's a button book that concertinas open to reveal a message of love.
The buttons are from Crafty Ribbons Christmas Berry button box.
On the front and back of the book pages I randomly inked and painted and stamped, basically I got really messy which made me really happy!! :)
To tie it all up I dyed a piece of scrap bag ribbon with some of the left over India Ink I had coloured the paper with. It was an easy process - I screwed up the ribbon and dipped it in the pallet, pulled it out and squeezed out the excess, lay it flat on my craft mat and spritzed it with water. The water worked it's magic and left me a mottled finish - perfect!
Seeing as I don't have a man in my life to spoil and send soppy love gifts to (insert sad face and sigh here!!) I made this for my Mum. She is pretty awesome but she doesn't believe it. I picked qualities that my Mum has and wrote them on the back.
On the front I stamped I LOVE YOU and used part of the branding on some Maya rub-ons to add 'for a lifetime' (Their slogan is 'for the journey of a lifetime' I reckon I can use the 'the journey of' on a layout... I never throw anything out!!)
I jazzed up the stamped letters with my fine liner...
So much fun. I need to make more of these!
I'd like to enter this in to Anything but a card - tie it up & Crafters Cafe - Anything goes
Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to enter a creation in the love themed challenge!