Our challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers this week is to use Fabric in your creation. That means ribbons, fabric flowers, fabric for BPs, get the idea, lol. Our sponsor this week is One Stop Card Crafts who are offering a £10 voucher.
I'd been thinking about making a cloth book for ages and wondered how it would work with stamping. Remember those ones you could buy for toddlers (showing my age here, lol). Well here's my version.
For the pages I used some curtain lining I bought about 15 years ago and never got round to putting in the curtains. I cut the pages out with pinking shears. Next I got out the fabulous Relish Reading stamps by Rogue Redhead Designs. I was lucky enough to win this plate of stamps recently. I stamped them on the fabric pages in StazOn Saddle Brown. I added extra sentiments from Stampscape Scenic Sentiments Sheet 4 and Hero Arts Anytime Messages. Then I sewed two pages together back to back to give them a bit more substance. The lovely fabric for the cover came from a bundle I bought off of ebay and I lined the covers with card to stiffen then. The image on the front was stamped onto the curtain lining, stitched onto the cover fabric and then buttons added. Lastly I stitched the pages and the covers together.
Head on over to Crafty Cardmakers and check out the fabulous things the rest of the DT have designed.
I'd like to enter this little book into The Stampsmith challenge which is to use or do something new. My stamps are new and I've never, ever made a fabric book before.