Sunday, 19 May 2013

Secret Garden

'Alter It' is the new challenge over at
 Fashionable Stamping Challenges.
Now as this post is going to include a few photos I won't bore you with a photo of the packaging that went into the bones of this book.
Please pop over and see what my DT sisters have been making and get all the details, including the super store voucher from our sponsor Flonzcraft.
As you know we like to see stamping on your entries, this time my stamping is all inside  the book.

The packaging was covered with Graphics 45 papers, then I gave the doily a face lift by adding some Aged Aqua embossing powder, I used the same colour for the frame.
Now to the inside

All the pages were made in the same way.
The base layer given a light shading using pans pastels.
I then used a Stampers Anonymous stamp to make a random pattern over the page.
This was heat embossed  with a pale green powder from Woodware.

I used a variety of stamps for the word panels, by
Stampers Anonymous and Crafters Companion
All the images were printed on to canvas, they came from Crafters Companion CD's and are the art work of Christine Haworth.

This little book reached its destination earlier this week and is now re- homed with Valerie ,  it was made with love that just had to be shared.

Thank you for stopping by, I always appreciate the comments that you take time to leave.


  1. Hi Yvonne this is super elegant. Love the colours and the very graceful look of everything, fabulous sweets.

    Crafty hugs from me x x

  2. This is totally gorgeous, Yvonne, and I love it! It makes me really happy! Hugs, Valerie

  3. The book cover hints at the magical journey you will take when the page is turned. Stunning Yvonne!

  4. Gorgeous book Yvonne, love the softness of the images inside.
    Avril xx

  5. Beautiful book Yvonne , love the soft colours and the word panels inside, fab !


  6. loving your beautiful book. Hugs Annette x

  7. Beautiful book Yvonne, the soft colours are gorgeous. Sue C x

  8. Gorgeous project Yvonne, really lovely colours and such a petty vintage feel to the little book. Hope you've had a good weekend
    Claire xx

  9. Stunning altered book, Yvonne! Love the soft colors and all that stamping. The cover is so magical! Hope you had a wonderful weekend! Hugs!

  10. Absolutely delicious, Yvonne - a beautiful make!
    Alison x

  11. I saw this on Valeries Blog, stunning! I can see why she squealed with excitement when she opened it! ~Diane

  12. So pretty and beautifully made Yvonne and I bet it is aired by the recipient.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

  13. Hi Meggymay. I bet Valerie still has a huge grin on her face after receiving this! There is sooo much work and detail in this and it looks fantastic.
    Dot x

  14. That's a breathtaking piece of art. So many wonderful details.

  15. Just gorgeous Yvonne, such an elegant alteration, love the beautiful silver tones, and the pretty images inside your stunning project. xx

  16. this is gorgeous Yvonne
    Doreen xx

  17. Lovely work Yvonne - so soft and delicate. x

  18. Hi Yvonne - just trying to catch up ! This is beautiful..lovely colours and details, I'm sure valerie loved it...Esther xx