Well, yesterday was quite a day. A few weeks ago I sent off some pictures of my work to a 'Design Team Call Out' and late on Friday I got a 'phone call. Was I still interested?
My feet haven't touched the ground since. I have suddenly developed HUGE amounts of energy. My craft room is all tidy, stamps stored away, brushes washed, cutting mat scrubbed, pencils sharpened and I now have a large, flat, white, open space in it. Oh wait, that is the desk top. I had completely forgotten what that looked like.
I was like a whirling dervish today; moving, sorting, binning, labeling, and discovering. Phrases like "ah so that is where that went" and "oops I have one of those already" were much in use, along with "I really must stop collecting all the tiny little bits of card and paper" and "what was I keeping THAT for?".
Once the decks were cleared and calm had been restored I set about finishing off the projects that I had started on Friday morning; you know before the exciting news.
I had been asked about making note books in the same way as I make the decorative books so I thought I would give it a go. And here are the resulting note books. I really enjoy making these books - can you tell?
|Black and White and Red All Over|
(I will tell you the joke someday)
The B+W+R All Over is made using pages from an old atlas. I used Visible Image Ink Splats stamps and a wood mounted stamp (the maker of which escapes me at the moment) with an art theme over sprayed pages from the index of the atlas. I used a Tim Holtz on the edge die cutter 'Ornate' to create a detailed area around the binding. I then bound the pages with paper-string and beads.
This Gold Leaf note book was made using the 'peeled' fabric from the cover of an old book. I need to look out for more books with fabric covers as I just loved working with it on this note book. Other than my usual bead binding I left the design quite simple as I liked the image.
|A Little Bit Gothic|
This purple paper is hand made (not by me this time) and already suggested an opulent theme to me. I added some metal corners and smokey coloured gems to complete the rich look.
Finally, Shock Wave. Vibrant, loud and very pink. More hand made paper (do you know what I think it was from Ikea) this time in shocking pink with daisy like flowers. The bright teal colour really 'goes' well I think. Left 'as is' because it is pretty enough. Yes you can have too much pink in my opinion.
So, there it is. A tidy craft room, finished projects and a whole new world of exciting things waiting for me on the Design Team.
"Which DT?" I hear you ask. Now that would be telling. Come back soon and I will tell you everything.
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Happy crafting everyone.