I took a big load to the post office this week.
Lots of projects that went off a little late...
A very belated birthday gift for a very special friend.
The tease of cool weather has inspired Autumn colors in my art.
The elements I used in this collage are some of my favorites.
The awesome french lace, vintage velvet ribbon & butterfly that once embellished a hat are precious to me.
I figured I better get a head start with Christmas since I was so late with the birthday gift!
I used an old tabacco tin for the orniment & glass glitter on the stars.
This will look even better next year when the glitter begins to tarnish.
I finally completed my cover & first page.
The project is called 'Her Life in Stitches'.
The book chronicles a girls life with samples of her needlework.
My book is about a girl raised on a farm.
'Low color', tattered treasures & nature were my inspiration.
I used a few different techniques.
A resin block embedded in an old book cover.
It didn't turn out perfectly, but I thought that kind of supported the 'make do' spirit of farm girls.
The sheet music under the photo is a song called 'in the cornfield'.
The farmhouse piece below is a Tim Holtz idea.
You can read about it here.
I love the effect!
Here is my first page.
I sent my packect off to Karla, she'll add a page & send it on.
In a year I'll get my book back with 12 wonderful pages.
I'm working on a page for Beth's book now, I'll show you next time.
This is such a fun way to create & share art, I hope to do more soon.
I've been obsessed with altered books since I read
It's a beautiful book filled with amazing work.
Last year Mary Green invited me to contribute to her online class
If you want to learn some tricks & techniques for art journals check it out.
Can you belive September is almost over!
Thank goodness summer is almost behind us. It was a tough one here.
Now that I'm caught up, I'm off to blog hop!