I love how the closure came together. It's a simple eyelet in the cover and leather string tied up in a bow.
For a little something, I decorated the cover with a veneer camera, sprayed with a dark spray mist color to give it more contrast against the lighter colors. I had adhered it Glossy Accents and filled the "lens" part of the camera with Glossy Accents, too, so I could add a stamped die-cut circle and an epoxy dome sticker on top.
As you can see, the binding is also super simple. I bought some white bookbinder's twine and stitched through the cardstock, then tied the ends together in the middle of the book.
Oh yes, I even dug out the old Tim Holtz distressing tool to roughen up the edges! I think it's still a great little detail to add to any "guy" project.
Also to unify the overall look, I printed all my photos in black and white but I can't help show you a favorite one in color :)
It shows the Berlin Cathedral as seen from the river Spree and I just love the turquoise domed roof...
Okay, this was a long post, enough said for today. I'm off. Thanks for stopping by!
Wait, one more thing - the title for this post was taken from a favorite song by the German/Swiss band BOY. You should go and listen to that song if you have a few minutes!
Now, I'm off.
See you soon! :)
Patterned Paper: Making Memories
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink
Stamps: Making Memories, Studio Calico digital stamps (arrows)
Ink: Papertrey Ink Smokey Shadow and Dark Chocolate
Other: Papertrey Ink dies; Dani Peuss waxed cord; Prym eyelets; October Afternoon Mini Market Stickers; MT and Hamby Screenprints Washi Tape; Studio Calico Wood Veneer; Studio Calico Mister Huey Warm Calico, Maya Road Maya Mist Charcoal, clear epoxy dome sticker
Oh boy, it's hard to go back to blogging when you've just let it slide a bit. I spent this past week in a whirlwind and still have things to put away from the crop I mentioned in my last post. The OCDer in me goes crazy over this, especially since it's already two weekends ago... Nevertheless we had a blast!! :)
As always when something is going to happen, I forgot to take a camera along - except for that one day it was explicitly mentioned on the supply list. Luckily, someone shared this group shot of (almost) all participants via Dropbox.
More pictures to come in one of my next posts. Meanwhile, I leave it to you to guess where I am. Pro tip: I do not look like a sunflower IRL ;-)