Friday, June 4

El Scorchio!

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They reckon it was the hottest day of the year so far ... and I reckon they may be right!

I spent most of the day sat out on Hels' new and rather lovely decking rather than making the projects she had organised for us ... but it was too nice to go inside!

I made this little book a while back with summer colours in mind ... so today seems like a perfect day to blog it! I was thinking Mediterranean sun rather than the UK ... but the sky was so blue today and yesterday ... we could have been somewhere in the Med! Anyways ... the book was such fun to make ... it became a class!

To make the book I cut a sheet of grey board in half and coloured it with Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink. I then decorated it with Maya Road chip, Idea-ology corners and lots of yummy Grunge paper from Lord Tim of Holtz. You know Tim ... the man that can catch a Fly with a pair of chopsticks in his sleep while creating a scale model of the leaning tower of Pisa with just a demo sized bZZproject2b0610ottle of Sepia accents and a "Hope" Adage ticket!

The flowers, frame and journalling ticket are coloured with Fired Brick, Spiced Marmalade and Antique Linen ... The pages inside are also coloured with a selection of the same inks and some Glimmer mist!

Of course it is bound with my fabulous Bind-it-all and I have used the 3/4" antique brass wires that are my new favourites!

OK ... I am going to stop typing now because I am beginning to melt ... Have a fab weekend everyone!

28 comments:

Claireabelle said...

Just gorgeous Linda!
x

Minxy said...

Super summer inspired project.. glad you had a nice time with Hels *smiles with a hidden touch of jeliously lol*

Sid said...

Fab book Linda.....and it WAS very hot out there today !

Hels Sheridan said...

Fabby book... as for the decking.. mmm, twas nice to sit and chat and just chill wasn't it? SYT :O)) x

Debi said...

So beautiful! You amazing me with the use of colors. You did an awesome job on creating this book!

Carmen said...

Gorgeous colours inside that book Linda. Not surprised you sat outside. I stayed inside as our house is so dark it stays nice and cool.

Netty said...

Smashing book and great colours. Annette

Lori said...

El Fabulouso on the el book-o. El Beautiful-o!

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

Glad you had a fab day...the book is gorgeous and I can't wait to have a go making it!

xx

Helen said...

Tis just wunnerful (west country accent, don't know why) Have a great weekend. How's your countdown?!

tracy said...

beautiful book linda:)
i was glad of the brezze today-didn't feel that warm!

Lesley said...

This is really lovely. Inspiring me to get my BIA out and dust it off lol!
Lesley x

Julia Dunnit said...

Oooh yummy - it just invites you to flick thorugh it and swoon at the inside too. Cor, bet you did a lot of laughing during your day with Hels, how lovely.

Caroline said...

Gorgeous book Linda...x
Sounds like you had a lovely day - sitting in the sun and relaxing sounds perfect to me!

Kathy said...

This is wonderful. I love those warm colours and those new wires look fab - if only I didn't have enough boring white ones to open a shop already....hmmm, I wonder if alcohol Inks would work on them. Oh my goodness though, what a mess I'd make if I tried.....

Joanne said...

Browsed through and saw your works. You're really good at arts.

Joanne

Rosie said...

Another lovely project, and I MUST get me some of those antique wires!!

Debsg said...

Your work never ceases to make me go 'wow'.

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Gorgeous book Linda, love the cover ;o)
Glad you had a lovely time at Hels :o)
Anne xx

Lottie said...

Fantastic - and so glad you spent a day with the wonderful Hels

Ellephantastic Cards and Crafts said...

Oh I love it! Must dig out my bind it all! x

Claireliz said...

gorgeous book Linda, it was tooooo hot yesterday for me, its a bit cooler today, which is lurvely :)
x

Claireliz said...

gorgeous book Linda, it was tooooo hot yesterday for me, its a bit cooler today, which is lurvely :)
x

craftimamma said...

What a fab project Linda. Thanks for the inspiration.

Those pages look as hot as I felt until this morning. For once I was glad of the rain before I melted completely, Lol.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Brenda Brown said...

Just beautiful. You are so talented.
LOL Bxxx

Katy said...

Lurve this colour combo Linda :)

Paula Gale said...

wow - this is gorgeous Linda...

Hope that Hels plied you with lots of ice cream and lollies and lashings of homemade lemonade!!!

Paula x x x

SHEN said...

that's a great little book. love the flower,the papers you used. and the colors. just fab. hugs shen xx

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