The cover is black card with gel medium brayered over the surface - it does a great job of imitating leather and is very, very easy to do! The heart embellishment is moulded out of cold porcelain which is my latest favourite thing - you can buy it ready made or, the best bit, make it at home from PVA,Cornflour, baby oil and vinegar or lemon juice.
I've made a how-to for the insert - you can find it here.
I do hope you enjoyed your visit and will join in the fun at Left of Center. Your project can meet the criteria of the challenge OR be "Left of Center" or both - and there's a prize from our sponsor up for grabs as well. See you there?