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.

Tiding 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. :)


Tine said...

Hi Chris. Another marvel of creativity. Love it!
Tine :)

LilyPinkScraps said...

Wow!! This is stunning - such gorgeous colouring, wonderful creating :)

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...gosh Chris so much work has gone into this gorgeous book, beautiful colours superb inking, the whole presentation is a delight...an excellent make Chris...Melx :)

Lou said...

Hi! Oh wow Chris this is just amazing,what sweeties they all are and just love your colours/ colouring :)
Such a gorgeous project,hope you are enjoying the bit of summer we are having..hugs Lou.xxx

Nicola said...

OMG Chris, what an inspiring and totally awesome creation! I will have to keep coming back to pour over the details as I can't take it all in in one go lol!
I don't think I'm brave enough to attempt something like this yet, but you do inspire me to improve my techniques and try such masterpieces
Hugs Nicola xxx

Sandy said...

Love it Chris. Every time you post and talk about what you have done, you teach me something.

Christina C. said...

OMG, Chris, this is phenomenal!!!!!!
Such interesting texture....love it!
Very inspiring samples of amazing art work!

Jane said...

Chris, what can I say.....as usual just beautiful, you clever lady!!! Lovely to see you the other week wish I had had more time to catch up!!
Jane x

Netty said...

They are all fabulous Chris, x

Julie said...

Wow, wow, wow! Gorgeous work Chris!

Hugs, Julie

Denise and Louise said...

Wow this is simply gorgeous. Such pretty images and such awesome colouring.
Denise xx

June Nelson said...

Wow this is amazing, you are a wonderful artist, just splendid works of art darlin stunning xxx

Sarah said...

Wow to have the time and patience - not to mention the talent - absolutely gorgeous.
Hugs SarahSx

Lozzy said...

your designs are amazing-love your book and how you have made the images life like-look 3D xx

Kay Carley said...

I'm just totally in awe!! I really don't know why I bother!!!!! Lots of love. xxxx

Sandra said...

Cor this must have taken you ages!!! and it was worth every minute, it's stunning!! Love the 'children's book' style.
Big hugs
Sandra x

Cathy said...

Wow, each and every one is a piece of art!

Grenouille Greetings said...

I have seen and very much admired your colouring IRL, Chris and wowzer this book is packed full of wonderful examples of your work! Hugs, Lesley

Sandy said...

I had to comment on this delightful project. Really delightful.
Your secret pal

Sasha said...

Your colouring is so special Chris. Every single detail on these beauties is stunning!