I so enjoyed working in this book. I have never made a book for myself that cataloged the bird community around our property. I am so inspired to do so!
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
This is the back of the previous page. First I printed out a page of various bird eggs. I tore it and added some of it to the right side of the page. Then I tore a page from a vintage pharmacy register that I purchased from the Etsy shop, The Little Art Studio, owner Rebecca Stewart. I tore it in half and adhered it to the left side of this page. I love this bluebird picture that I cut from one of my recycled calendars and glued it over the pharmacy page. I glued gold paper over a chipboard letter "B: and added it to the bottom of the page. Then I attached three buttons to the spine of the "B". I used my calligraphy brush pen to finish
writing "Birds" across the page. I attached three faux postage stamps, a feather, and four flowers to the page. Finally I added a photo I took of a little Sparrow that had gathered materials for nest making in his mouth. He was just outside my studio door. I added this information just below the photo.
Monday, May 11, 2015
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
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Saturday, January 31, 2015
Monday, January 12, 2015
I tried to show three options for working in my book, but each participant has artistic license as they portray their word, phrase or quote. I am looking forward to this new year of our round robin and swaps. ")
Saturday, January 10, 2015
On the inside of the cover I added two vellum envelopes. I typed instructions and printed them out. I cut around them and added them to a decorative panel, signed it and added it to the top envelope. I tucked enough tags into the bottom pocket for my art sisters to decorate and sign for the pages they do in my book. I wrote my name/address/phone number on a decorated tag and added it to the top of the right-hand page. I added another vellum envelope to the bottom o the page. I cut several small art pictures from a page I had torn out of the book. I put them in the pocket and printed out instructions to glue to the envelope. These pictures are for my art sisters to choose from to decorate their tags.
This is the complete quote with my art work. I used the painted tape again to cut out the house parts. I love that the "H" stands not only for HOME but also for HEART. Here again I used a bread tab. It is the door to this tall house. For some reason I am drawn to the numbers on the tags and love to use these tabs in many places in my art work. I especially like to use them in art journals.
(I have one more word that I want to do.....just one word but lots of pictures and art work. I'll post it when finished.....before I send my book on it's adventure. ").
Monday, January 5, 2015
I placed a strip of washi tape down the opening side of my journal because I haven't decided yet whether or not I'm going to decorate the front.
Yeah......I wrote down Trust......and AFTER I worked on my page this week, then I noticed it was Truth. So,
I'm not in sinc with everyone else. But, I did have a good week of Bible study. ")
I love this little card. I've got to check my Etsy order and see who sent it. I've ordered so many things lately that I can't remember. I'll be back to update this post when I figure that out. ") (I've got ideas of making myself a deck of cards in a similiar manner.....one of my addictions is altering playing cards. ") You can see some of my altered cards at:
Saturday, December 27, 2014
I am not through with this book yet. (**) I have a page with a horse on it and I'm looking through photos to find some of our daughters with their horses when they were young. Also, I have another page that says "You have bright ideas"........trying to come up with an idea for that page! LOL
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
which is Dec. 15. This is Thanksgiving week and then the madness of Christmas shopping for gifts for family and friends begins. But, oh! I love it!!!!! Enjoy your families and a great dinner together. ")
Of course, you can go to my shop on Etsy and see other pages for this book and also other items I have for sale........and, yes, there will be BLACK FRIDAY items!