Thursday, 4 June 2015

Skull Appreciation Day Blog Hop.

Do you love creating amazing projects that showcase skully goodness?
We will be celebrating Skull Appreciation Day 2015 by featuring handmade projects that spotlight the much-loved cranium.
So hop on the blog train the blog roll is shown below at the end of this post and marvel in all that has been created and appreciate the wonders of all that is cranium AKA Skull.........


For my contribution I decided to make some sketch books from scratch. I cut my sketch paper to size and folded four signatures of four pages for each book. Which is 24 pages in total. I then created the background for my sketchbook covers in photoshop and printed out onto 300gsm cardstock. I then distressed and aged the covers further with distress Ink. Then Stamped each sketchbook cover with real rubber stamps. The covers were then sealed with micro glaze to protect and waterproof against any accidental spillages. The covers were then bound to the signature pages with staples on the spine. Quite pleased how these turned out and will come in quite handy on my travels.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by and read your next stop is Teresa.
Hugs Fiona xx


  1. these are stunning. i really like the amount of detail you have put into these

  2. Imaginative use of this set so well done ta for sharing - Harp

  3. These are truly beautiful, love the detail in the cover designs xx

  4. These are just gorgeous beautiful,i have a passion for handmade books.
    Thank you for taking part in the SMEARED AND SMUDGED forum SKULL APPRECIATION DAY blog BDx

  5. Eeeek !!! Totally AWESOME and such a brilliant idea. LUV them :-)

    IKE xx

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    1. I do love these little books so much. What a fantastic idea really something I would love to try.

  6. Great work, lots of skulduggery going on.

  7. Fiona, these are all amazing, love the details on them all.

    Hugs Anna xx

  8. Fiona! These are fabulous!! I can't decide which is my favorite because I love them all!! Wonderfully skully make!! hugsxx

  9. Ooooooo Fiona your sketch books are amaze!!!! I just adore all the covers you created and what a lot of work getting all those pages cute and bound! Congrats on another fab SAD project!

  10. What gorgeous sketch books! Fabulous covers, I can't pick a fave. xxD

  11. Well done project....I am a big fan of your work.
    Your blog text color is so bright though... Cant see it.

  12. Wow! Fiona these are so cool, love the covers and the fact that you made the books yourself, rather than just covering existing books! Love these! mo xxx