Thursday, January 21, 2016

50 Shades of....

....okay not really 50 shades but shades of grey and red and not the usual valentine! Celebrating the singles or just celebrating YOU!! Self love and self care are important too :) Time to share the newest challenge from Emerald Creek Craft Supplies

So I went out on a limb and tried something new to project this time is a Star Book. I kind of loved making it and can see that it would be a great gift for a new Grandma/Grandpa or Auntie/Uncle with pics on each section or for a best friend to remind them how important they are too you. So many ways to do this one again.

I started by doing all my cutting and putting together the outside layers, then worked on my inside panels.  Word of caution, put everything else together and add your inside panels last, especially if you have anything that isn't flat!

Front cover of my star book. The black and red background was done with Decoart Fluid Acrylics brayered on my Gelli Plate, and the heart pattern is done with Emerald Creek Heart brads (just pressed them into the paint to leave the print).

The back cover done the same way, also used Small Talk from Tim Holtz around the edges.

And this the book tied open with the ribbon. The ribbon started out as a really bright red, but I didn't like it because I grunged up my other reds with Hickory Smoke. So I ran the ribbon across my Black Soot ink pad to stain it.

There are 6 separate sections, 3 I had done in pastelly colors and 3 are done in the red/gray theme. 

Thank you for stopping by and checking out this month's project for Emerald Creek. Don't forget to get your entry in for the challenge and get a chance to win a $25 gift certificate for your very own Emerald Creek supplies!!

And please pop over and check out all the amazing projects done by the rest of the Design Team!! You will be inspired for sure, I know I always am!!


And our newest member, who's first post with us will be in March, swing by and check out the other amazingness she is creating now.
Pam Bray 

Supplies Used:
Emerald Creek Heart Brads 
Emerald Creek Silver Red Rhinestone Brad

Emerald Creek Flower Link Charm
Emerald Creek Metal Key Charm
Emerald Creek Metal Angel Fish Brad
Emerald Creek Stamp - Vicki
Emerald Creek Stamp - Swirls #1
Emerald Creek Arctic White Cardstock
Nicole Wright Designs Stamp - Upstream

Tim Holtz Distress Spray and Ink - Candied Apple, Black Soot, Hickory Smoke, Tea Dye
Ranger Texture Paste
Tim Holtz Small Talk and Holiday Flashcards
Twinkling H20's
DecoArt Fluid Acrylics in Paynes Grey and Alizarin Crimson
Gelli Arts Gelli Plate - 3X5


  1. starbooks are one of my favourite things to many different possibilities!! love yours!

  2. I haven't made a star book in ages! You have inspired me to make one with your beautiful creation. I absolutely adore how you made your front & back cover with a gelli plate and a EC Heart brad! Brilliant!

  3. Love your star book! I haven't done one in a long time. Love all the different charms and stamps you used!

  4. Gorgeous book, Cathy, lovely heart texture with brads and all beautiful pages inside.

  5. I really love the cover you created and the pages are all so creative and beautiful! I have made one star book and it didn't lay well. Did you follow a particular tutorial? In my life I will eventually make a proper star book! Thanks so much for the inspiration! <3

  6. Mwa, Mwa, Mwa. Amazing! I am just blown away by you!


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