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« on: September 09, 2013 06:21:48 AM »

the first stitched book i've made was for the one small harry potter thing swap. since then i've made a couple in that old rustic style. my 10 year old niece is having a birthday, so decided to make a sketchbook for her, but this time i wanted it to be colorful, sparkley and girly.



the beaded spine is my favorite part. I used a coptic stitch, and added a glass bead. at first i was doing each row and the spine was loose. this would work great for an art journal where you planned to add layers to the pages, but for a sketch book, it worked better to place the bead every 2nd or 3rd row.



The cover is cardboard wrapped in lavender glitter paper. I used stickers to spell out her name, and covered them in a layer of decopage to help them stick. i also added a braided bookmark with a shrinky dink charm.



I cut 12x12 scrapbook paper into 4x8 strips, then folded these in half to create the pages. with this type of spine you can lay the book completely open for drawing, or the front and back covers can be opened so the pages fan out for display. I can't wait to see it filled with her sketches.

***i have photos of this project in craftster photo hosting, but am having trouble cutting and pasting them*** i will add the photos later from a diffrent computer.
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« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2013 10:42:56 AM »

Hi, for some reason I can not view these pics - copying posted link brings me to an error page. Are you able to alter your post and instead of just the link copy and paste the ones that are like this [img] pic link[/ img]

I am on my kindle though so if other people can see them then ignore me! Xxx
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« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2013 12:22:11 PM »

Fixed the images for you! Smiley

I just adore the sparkly binding on this!  Great job.
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« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2013 01:03:27 PM »

love the binding on this what a lovely idea Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2013 01:47:59 PM »

I feel so dumb now! I should have read the whole thread! Sorry!!!
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« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2013 05:07:06 PM »

The beads on the binding really take the project up to another level!
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« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2013 06:10:50 AM »

Thanks for entering!

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« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2013 07:37:13 AM »

The binding is fabulous...and the cover is a lovely fun color!
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« Reply #8 on: October 06, 2013 08:08:15 AM »

Congratulations! This has been chosen as a Featured Project!
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