Sunday, April 8, 2012

It Never Rains But It Pours

Things were getting pretty slow in the way of projects and classes to teach, but business has really picked up lately! Got three classes at Bellevue Art and Frame, one at Art Works, and if they all go I will be a hard-working Art Bee. And I have been asked to be on the creative team at Urban Scrapbooker (thanks, Brooke!) and that will be fun too.

Have been languishing with an allergy attack, so I won't be saying much about the book I am posting today. It was made for one of Brooke's contests, and though it didn't win, it was a lot of fun to make. I started with a kit from LYB with acrylic covers, and made extra pages. Most of the regular pages I added were gessoed on both sides before I worked on them.

Outside Cover
The contest kit was made up from Little Yellow Bicycle's Twig collection from last year, papers and embellishments. I carved a couple of stamps for it, and added lots of ribbons.

First Page. The Leaf Ribbon is Hand Dyed to go with the Book Colors
Next Page: It Was Under an Acetate Page
The Rosette Was Made With a Tim Holtz Die; the Birds are Hand Carved Stamps
Love That Translucent Paper
What's Underneath
On the Left It Says "Once You've paid for it, it's free" and on the  Right, "Don't Abandon the Good In Search of the Perfect."
Lots Of Inspirational Words On the Left; "Create" on the Right
There is a Small Notebook on the Left Page; The Right Says "Make a Mark Every Day."
A Tag on the Left; On the Right, "It is the Property of True Genius to Disturb All Settled Ideas," a Quote From Corita
Another Notebook, Left, and a Pocket, Right
When The Green Envelope Is Flipped, the Hands Sort of Hold It
Like This. The Right Page Says :Fear No Art."
The Left Says "Good Stuff," and Has a Pocket; the Right Says "Let Your Ideas Fly Free;" the Bird and Cage are Made With a Tim Holtz Die.
The Page Under the Acrylic Cover
And the Book is Closed
That's all for now! Nan

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