Last week I saw that Frosted Designs was having a Spring Challenge. I decided rather than make a layout I wanted to make a book with Graphic 45 Botanical Tea. I fell in love with this paper when I saw it and I want to have tea parties with my granddaughters so it was perfect for that.
I used a premade chipboard book I got on clearance at Michaels that is 8 1/12 x 12 with a spiral binding. I removed the binding and started by covering the pages and cover.
The next day I began designing pages.
For this book I used 1/2 of a 12 x 12 stack of Botanical Tea paper. I also used a few sheets of coordinating color paper that I had left over from Graphic 45 Secret Garden for background.
This is the cover
The ribbon is off white seam binding that I dyed with Glimmer Mist. I added lace also.
I added flowers and leaves from Wild Orchids, metal corners, birds nest and butterfly embellishment from Recollections as well as other items from Prima and Tim Holtz.
I fussy cut the teapot, roses, leaves, butterflies and birds and pop dotted them.
I also used Graphic 45 chipboard
Pages and edges are inked with brown ink and many are distressed with the Prima distressing tool.
Inside cover and page one
The pages are graduated which I like as it shows off the beautiful papers.
Page 2 and 3
The bird piece opens so you can add pics or write on other side plus see the backside graphics.
Page 4 and 5
Pocket with mats for pictures and mats with tags
Page 6 and 7
These flaps lift so you can see the backsides
Page 8 and 9
In the pocket on the left side is a mini book with three pages for photos
Page 10 and 11
The blue page with fussy cut hummingbirds
Page 12 and back cover
Back cover and inside of front flap
I am also linking this up to Decorate to Celebrate
Challenge 99 Anything Goes
DL. Art May Linky Challenge
I hope you enjoyed my project and leave a comment.