Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Fairytale Coptic Stitch


Hi Blog Friends!I have something new to share, something I learned how to make, and I am so excited. I’ve been wanting to make my own “book” Sketch/ journal/ what ever I want it to be book for a long time, but thought I would never find the time. So I searched high and low, and found this cool tutorial. The thing I love, is that I could make the journal to my specs, size and shape. (I’ll leave a link here for you to give a try, k) So for my first try, it wasn’t too time consuming, I just had to chunk out the time I spent on it.. I used a recycled cereal box (like the big boxes they sell at costco, cause it's heavier material) and 120 lbs. card stock paper (georgia pacific, bought at walmart)this way I could stamp on it too, not just draw or write. I think next time I will use a sketchpad like sea lemon used on her tutorial, because I also want a dedicated sketch book. So here is what I came up with:

And all the pages, I can’t wait to fill in the pages! When I showed my daughter how it turned out, she was like " oh mom, you're just so talented!" That totally made my day. She followed with "you think you can make me one too?" haa haa. Of course, I'm gonna make her one too! I would like to enter this in the Saturated Canary Blog Challenge and the theme is Fairytale. Isn’t the image a beauty? I colored the image with copics, and made a star like snowish background. The rose binder part, is actually a pretty hair tie that I love but never wear. So I hope you liked my idea and are inspired to maybe give book binding a try, I think I'm hooked ;) Till next time friends ~ Angela


  1. Wow this is Fab! Thanks for joining us at SC Challenges xx

  2. oooh thats just so pretty, I love that it all needs filling up inside too, the cover is a gorgeous way to start!
    thank you so much for sharing it with us over on the saturated canary challenge blog
    hugs Lou xxx

  3. love the muted colours on this..thanks for sharing it with us at SCC..Hugs Debs x

  4. Very gorgeous! And creative! I love your blog, keep up the great work!

  5. You are creative!!! It is so sweet she said that. Doesn't it just mean sooooo much? Great job!


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