Friday, July 17, 2009

Covers for The Amazing Technicolor DreamBook

Had an idea to make covers for the Amazing Technicolor Dreambook Swap I'm participating in over on Chunky Book Artists. Decided to not procrastinate, and create while inspired. LOL
Started with text weight papers in the colors of the rainbow, cut into strips and embossed them with various Cuttlebug embossing folders. Highlighted the raised areas with similar color dye ink pens .
Cut two large tags out of cardboard, slightly larger than the size of the tag pages that will be added once they've all been received. Found a marvelous colored vintage image to go on the front cover. Printed out the title and cut into squares, glued onto the cover. Used Zutter Bind-it-All to punch out the holes to eventually put the book together.
For the inside cover, decided to try Tim Holtz's Alcohol Ink Air Splatter technique. See his video demo here. Love the bright vibrant colors, perfect for this book.
Cut the paper into large tag shapes slightly smaller than the cardboard. Stamped swirls using black Archival ink.
After gluing these backgrounds to the inside of the covers, I added colorful vintage images, quotes on colors, punched out flowers from the leftover embossed papers used on the outside covers. Found assorted colored rhinestones to be the floral centers.
Used same embossed papers on the outside back cover. Made a label out of the leftover alcohol splatter paper.
I'll probably do some altering/adjusting to these covers once I have all the tags and have put the book together. It's fun receiving the pages and seeing all the color ideas and techniques.


Anonymous said...

Fabulous Carol, so colourful & bright.


CreativSpirit said...

Totally inspired Carol, gives me goosebumps, your book is going to look fabulous.


Chris in Oz said...

Wait, I have to get my sunnies!!! LOL. Amazing colourful covers, carol.. Ooh I wish I'd been able to participate in this one too. Can't wait to see the finished book on your blog.


Margaret Weiss said...

Wow, your covers are amazing..... they have given me some inspiration to begin to make my covers now! Well done and thanks for sharing with the group.

Lindart said...

O love the pages with the bright colors and swirls - beautiful! This looks like it will be another amazing book!!

NikiG said...

Carol, these look gorgeous! A very fitting set of covers for what's shaping up to be a fabulous book! Niki

inge said...

really nice and colorful !
greetings from belgium

Anonymous said...

That cover is just fabulous Carol! You've inspired me to start working on mine now. Roslyn