Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Envelope books and tag for Outlawz Challenge

Waving "Hello" to all my followers :)  It's been snowing here the last couple of days, but a very fine snow that is not sticking around.  We have had lots of visitors to our bird table and now it is near the kitchen window, it gives us endless pleasure.  I have tried taking pictures through the window, but I think I need to clean the window!  I see the birds, grab my camera and then wait for them to come back, they are so quick!  

I have been watching loads of tutorials on YouTube about envelope books.  I had seen some before so I had a good idea on how to make them.  I had a couple of crafty friends round Monday so I wanted to make sure I had everything written down as we were all going to have ago.  We had a go at the type with a spine and none of us were pleased with out first attempt at lining up the envelopes.  Sandra knew that using a heat gun would unstick the tape so that was a very useful tip.  Vanessa went home with a completed project, Sandra went home with an improved attempt and I left mine for another day.  I did make a simple envelope book though.

This type is super easy and since I can't find the tutorial on YouTube I can write you one if you want to know how.  That's the trouble with YouTube, you watch one, then another, then another :)  The cover is on the left.  I used washi tape to strengthen the middle and add some colour.  Using washi tape I stuck a piece of lined paper to each left side and a piece of drawing paper to each right side.  This is going in my handbag as a note/sketch book.

I showed you some cards I made here.  I used a chalky paint on them and found if you print on them the ink gets absorbed into the paint too much.  Everything started off sharp and then when I went back it had blurred.  Slightly disappointed I looked through my butterflies and found these cut from wrapping paper.   They are quite large and have a glittery finish.  I used some chalky pastels to add a warm colour to the background to tone in with the butterflies and used a printed word at the bottom.  I didn't really like the addition of the word, so I digitally covered it and added text over it in P.S.E.

I am entering this card in the Thursday Twist challenge at the Outlawz.  The twist for this week is a "one word sentiment", it is always "anything goes".

I hope you will join me for "Free on Friday" this week.  Until then, take care x


Edwina said...

I love your butterfly card. It turned out gorgeous. I think the background was perfect for the butterflies. I have always wanted to make an envelope book. I will have to give it a try someday. Edwina Brown

Teresa Arsenault said...

Beautiful card and the envelope book seems like fun. Hugs, teresa