My last day of creativeness for a while I expect. Or did I say that yesterday? I have been playing around with the Little Book theme and have come up with a few little beauties today.
The covers for the ones I made a few weeks ago were made from card. Today I found some little pieces of wood in my stash, bought months ago from a hobby shop. They are about 3.5cm x 5.5cm, and a nice smooth, pale wood which took very well to a little staining using Tim Holtz inks. The inners or pages were made from card which was decorated and folded concertina style. I am now waiting to find some appropriate words to stick onto the pages, maybe a phrase, or single words on each page, not sure yet.
The one I have called The Lane is made using torn book pages stamped over with little pink quirky houses, distant sepia spires and black tree silhouettes. I then coloured in various parts of the houses to make them stand out a bit. I distressed the edges and tied it all together with a brown organza ribbon.
In complete contrast I made a purple book, as yet untitled, in the same way. I stamped the card with a tropical design stamp using a multi-coloured ink pad in shades of pink and purple. Again I am waiting for inspiration about what to put in the book.
|Today I made.........|
The third one is constructed slightly differently. It is made from card and rather than being folded, each piece of card is hinged to the next with ribbon, somewhat like a ladder I suppose. It has a French theme to it. As you can see it is the same colour tones as The Lane, lazy me didn't want to waste time fussing about a new colour group.
|Paris - France|
Hope you are all looking forward to the weekend? I am looking forward to my boy getting home from France. Big hugs need to given and a bag of muddy laundry presented in return.
Take care peeps.