Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Sheenas Faux Leather

Hello to you all, I don't know if you watched Sheena Douglass on Create and Craft last week but she showed a faux leather technique and I thought I would have a go. I followed the tutorial here . I was amazed how soft and so like the real thing that it is. Anyway I came up with these
I used a Tim Holtz embossing folder for the one on the left and a cuttlebug folder for the one on the right. Off course I had to personalize the one I am keeping I shall give Tommy the other one.
I glued fabric to the inside and also stitched around. To keep the papers in I simply punched holes and threaded ribbon through, I would like to make more and maybe use ready made note books and simply replace the cover.
But all in all I loved doing this and am very happy with them.xxx

I am entering these into
Papertake Weekly "Anything Goes"
All Crafts Challenge "Anything but a Card"
Artistic Stamper "Use Distress"


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52 comments:

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Gorgeous Doreen it looks just like leather! Susan x

Sarah said...

They are amazing Doreen and look so very much like leather!! Well done xx

Gram's Treasures said...

This are lovely, Doreen! They really do look like leather.
Joyce xx

Nicky Wilcox said...

Gorgeous so real looking xxx

Christine Harrop said...

I watched the video online and you have done a terrific job of these Doreen. They really do look leather! Christine

jackiescrafts said...

Wow Doreen these are fab, I watched the video and am waiting for my kraft card to arrive so I can have a go
Jackie x

Pat K said...

WOW, this is fabulous Doreen. Great job on the faux leather. xx

Chris said...

These are fabulous Doreen! They look so real! I'm off to watch the video, thanks!
Chris
x

Carol said...

They look fabulous Doreen, so real. Carol x

kanda said...

These are amazing Doreen and I would never have guessed they aren't real leather xx

Sandra H said...

"WOW" Absolutely brilliant creations

Rita said...

Snap Doreen. I started mine today, but still got the pages to do and the inside cover to finish. Your take on them looks fabulous and I do like the ribbon idea too. Well Done to you. Hugs Rita xxx

Debbie Fisher said...

Wow you have done a perfect job, they look amazing xxx

Claire said...

WOW, WOW, WOW these are amazing Doreen, will definitely have to take a look at the tutorial. Hugs, Claire x

heidy said...

Wow these are stunning Doreen!!
XXX Heidy

Linda Simpson said...

These are gorgeous!
Hugs
Linda xxx

Andree said...

These are absolutely fabulous Doreen. They really fool the eye. I love how you've prettied up the one for yourself x

Lorraine said...

These look like real leather - fabulous!
Lorraine x

KarinsArtScrap said...

stunning Doreen, love it.

gr karin

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

These look so realistic Doreen - they would make fabulous gifts. LOVE them!
Sylvia xx

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie, I love your creations, fabulous as always hugs Pops x x

Laine said...

Stunning project Doreen.
Laine
xx

Pia S said...

WOW,love this leathery look! Fab!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Those are gorgeous! They do look like leather.

Sue said...

These are stunning Doreen. A really effective technique and wonderful detailing.
Sue xx

cuilliesocks said...

Amazing Doreen, these are beautiful and so like the real thing, the embossing is wonderful, it all makes great little books, Kate x

Wendy L said...

These look fab Doreen, I,m going to watch tutorial now. xxxx

Donna Mosley said...

Wow! these are amazing Doreen.

Donna x

Wendy said...

WOW! These are fabulous Doreen, they really do look like leather.
Wendy xx

rachel said...

wonderful - love this technique x

Tammy said...

Gorgeous really looks like leather!

McCrafty's Cards said...

Fabulous Doreen it really looks like leather
Kevin xx

Mrs A. said...

These are both lovely. My local craft store has a faux leather workshop in a few weeks time which I was musing over whether to go or not. I think I will now.
Hugs Mrs A.

Avril Ann said...

WOW Doreen, there goes my chin again, LOL..these are fabulous, love and hugs my friend xxx

Dawn Turley said...

awesome Doreen. They really look like leather.

downrightcrafty said...

wow love the leather look simply stunning Doreen
Hugs Kate xx

julie_woolston said...

Wow these are fantastic Doreen, love them .
Hugs Julie xxx

Judy Corner said...

WOW this is brilliant Doreen. Thanks for the link to the Tutorial too. Judy x

gwen70 said...

Brilliant Doreen, I have tried it and it is so effective

Jane Savage said...

Amazing, Doreen. I saw Sheena demo this and could not believe the effect. Looks incredible! xx

Jac said...

Ooh these look fabulous, saw a link to vid and thought I'll give that a go but haven't done yet but yours look amazing so will definitely be giving them a go xx

Desire Fourie said...

Gorgeous notebooks and the faux leather covers are just lush.
Hugs
Desíre
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

KraftyKoolKat said...

These are both really awesome Doreen, they look like the real thing. Clever Girl.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxxx

Glenda Atkins said...

Stunning work Doreen!
hugs
Glenda

cheryl Baker said...

Oh hun stunning just love this to bits and love the embossing folders you have used hugs cheryl xx

Mau xx said...

No wonder you are Happy with them doreen, They are Fabulous! Would make lovely gifts for Birthdays.
Hugs Mau xx

Alisonscraftybitzandbobs.blogspot.com said...

Wow Doreen this is stunning. Love Alison xxx

She King said...

Oh Doreen, these are gorgeous. I'm hoping to have a play this weekend.xxx

coops said...

wow these are fantastic doreen.they really do look like leather :D

xx coops xx

Mrs A. said...

Hi Doreen back with my official hat on today. Did you know that Sheena has the part two video out now for this project. I have watched them both and got my supplies of kraft card and bottle of glycerine to hand so will be trying this out. Both your books are lovely and I like the embossing folders you have chosen to work with. Thank you for joining in at Craft My Life challenge. Hugs Mrs A. (DT.)

Sarah said...

Wow, the covers look just like leather!

Jennie -The Artistic Stamper said...

This is gorgeous! Thank you for joining in The Artistic Stamper Challenge :)