Monday, 30 July 2012

Summer Board Book

Hi everyone, hope you had a good weekend! I have a board book to share today with a summer theme of things Tilda and Edwin do in the holidays :). 
The cover: Tilda is exploring and checking on the bug life.

Picking some strawberries.

Riding her horse in the countryside.

Picking some flowers.

A day at the beach.

The board book is a Woodware 6 x 6 scalloped mini album which I've taken apart so that I have another three pages to make another some time. I was going for a more illustrative painted style for the backgrounds on these images as you would see in a children's book with a flatter look to them.

All the pages are painted with DecoArt paints over some texture paste. The texture paste is highlighted afterwards with black paint and there's black and white pen doodling around the edges. The flowers are Magnolia DooHickey Daisy dies which have been cut from watercolour card and painted with watercolours as are all the images. I added faux stitching, cut up words in the thought bubble DooHickey die cuts and doodling with a fine nibbed black pen. The book rings which were originally silver were coloured with black alcohol ink.

Thanks as always for your lovely comments and enjoy your day. :)


Sanne said...

How lovely!!:)
Hugs, Sanne

Exclusively by Mel said...

Wonderful!! I so loved looking at your board book :)
Love,melly. xxx

Karen said...

Wow! THis is gorgeous! : )

Lillemor said...

Oh Chris this is soooo beatiful!!! I just love every image and can´t imagine how much work you´ve put into making this...Thanks for sharing!
Hugs Lillemor

Danielle Champagne said...

I'm speachless..Chris. your work is out of this world gorgeous. Everything is just perfect, your coloring of all images is awesome, WONDERFUL, BEAUTIFUL. MAGNIFIQUE ET SPECTACULAIRE! I would say in french. Love the vintage style of your book, the doodling - hope this is the right word !- added on all images brings life and dimention. Congrats! and thanks for sharing, it is so inspiring. Hugs.

Helga said...

Wow a gorgeous idea ! Wonderful colored !
Greetings from Austria

Unknown said...

Hi Chris, wow what a work of art. Love the mini paintings you made, what a stunner is this! HUgs, Frea

Kati said...

Oh hun, your book looks so gorgeous. Great coloring. I love it.


Ju@nita said...

What a wonderfull wooden scalloped book you've made.

A nice idea to remember.I always give my cards away for birthdays or other occasions,and now I can color a image of magnolia and put them together in a mini-album.

So nice that you share this idea with us.

lots of hugs Juanita

Cordine said...


Alberto said...

Hello chris!

O, godess this album is amazing! your coloring as everyone says is amazing!
the images are beautiful and the paers lovely! you're style is one of a million!love everything!!!!

hugs, Alby

TeedeJee said...

I LOOOOOOOOOVVVVEEEE your colouring. I can learn so much from you. Thank you for inspiring me. Love, XXX

~ BEART ~ said...

wow, your summerbook ist fantastic! Die Tildas are so beautiful!Wow wow wow!!!!


Kate said...

Beautiful book Chris, lovely the arty style.

** Kate **

Kelly said...

My goodness, you are such a artist, I love this book!! Your coloring is so stunning and then reading through each page I was thinking how cool is this. I was thinking about my own 4yr old or any kid would love your book. I am so insprired by you.

Elizabeth said...

SO SO beautiful, i am at a loss of words! Gorgeous!
Hugs, Elizabeth


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