Completed board book

I thought I would give you a peek at the finished board book I'm sending off to my nephew. He likes to cook, so I thought this would be perfect for him.

Most of the images I used I downloaded from The Graphics Fairy. (There were a couple of serendipitous finds in a vintage paper packet a friend sent me.)

This is my favorite page out of all of them.

The book needs to "de-gas" since I chose to spray it with Krylon's workable fixative rather than spreading Liquitex matte medium over all the pages. Call me impatient :)

I think I may've laid it on a little too heavy or maybe it was the cool weather. But if it's not smelling better by tonight (I am writing this on Sunday to post later in the week), I might try running some baby wipes over it to see if that cuts it.

Else, I suppose it'll have to wait to be posted a bit longer....


  1. What a great idea! Hope the baby wipes help!

  2. What a lovely gift. You are very creative and talented. I enjoyed this little peek.

  3. Hi Leanne,
    Cute idea. I would like to try to make one for my grandson.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog. And do I think the Flights of Fancy package is worth $30 every month? Sometimes, yes, sometimes no. It doesn't look like much when you get it. But then I consider how expensive some of the lacey beads are and then I have to say yes. A lot of times I wish I would get more of one thing but you just have to make do with what you get. You could try it for a month or two and then just cancel it if you don't like it.
    Have a great week.


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