First page.....had to do a niche! I love a niche, a shadowbox, any little cubby to tuck things away in.
Cover. My only request is that true vintage something be used inside. The spoon is tarnished silver, the tab is vintage office supply, the pattern is old and the crepe paper is pretty aged! Start looking around for a rusty, crusty bit or ephemera.
I LOVE doing this! I have been collecting things for years and am so happy to be using them. I even inspired Melissa to start one!
I will get it off to you Jody, ASAP.
Thanks Jody, for suggesting this to us. Love it.
I've received Colleen's awesome book and have a few ideas floating around. I'm enjoying the sneak peeks as it gives me more time to search for goodies.
When does Nickilee get home? I figured since she's runnin the roads I could work a little longer on mine but I'm stopping now, lol. I wound up taking the pages all out and re-sewing them to lay flat, I think it will be a little easier to work on. I inserted the pages, glued the end papers and put it under some books to smoosh it flat. after a couple of days I pulled it out AND ta-da! the pages are upside down, lol. oh well, good thing it's an old accounting textbook and not relevant to my theme. Oh yeah, my Theme = horses, didn't want to make it too easy for you, lol. Take care!
OK well not quite, but will be heading to Axel right after work tomorrow:)
I thought I would add a picture of the painted back cover before I covered it over - do you see an image lurking in the paint? Part of me wanted to outline it & leave it as is, but I decide it didn't really go with my theme.
I love altered books, I wonder how I've gone so long without doing this! Thanks for the opportunity girls!
Whew....maybe the glue fumes did get to me...gluing like crazy, Sarah came in and asked if I was getting more creative from all the fumes. I didn't think the glue smelled, guess I was in there too long. Fun weekend working on my book, it is ready to send to Denise.
Thank you all for playing I had a lot of fun working on mine. The only thing better would have been if we could all be together working on them...big bright studio with all kinds of paper, paint, fabric, do-dads, etc. going crazy together.
Here are photos of my book:
Inside Cover and Table of Contents
Pages for the contributors notes
The rest of the book is blank, have fun, I can't wait to see how these books progress. Our first books were so amazing, I find new details each time I look at it. Everyone that sees my book just loves it and is in awe of the creativity in it.
Hello my AFFs! My book is finished and I will mail out on Tuesday. Here are some photos...
Jody...I think whatever you did is making the comment section work now....I was able to comment on the previous entry. Looking forward to getting some interesting pieces of art in my mailbox from you all!!!
I, too, love your book cover, Jody! Makes me excited to see everyone's books. I have been working steadily on my book and am almost finished...easily will be ready to mail by the 18th. I will get a few photos taken this weekend...
Hope everyone have a wonderful 4th of July holiday. Mine was busy with family, my daughter Emily's birthday is on the 3rd so always a big weekend for us. She turned 26 this year....hard to believe.
I did have some time to mess around with my book, here is the rough layout of the cover. Need to add some color etc and nothing is glued down yet so it could still change.
I tried to send email a week ago, not sure it ever went through, got an odd message that it went to my "outbox" anyway. Hope everyone is having fun with this project, from the responses it sounded like we all needed a little more time to prep for mailing. I know Nicki is on vacation until the end of the month, but how does Mon., July 18 sound for a mailing date? If you can make that great if not just post or email the group so we know when to be looking for the package.
Mailing rotation: Jody sends to Denise
Denise sends to Colleen
Colleen sends to Charlyn
Charlyn sends to Nicki
Nicki sends to Kathi
Kathi sends to Jody
I did do some checking on the issue of not being able to leave comments. Seems to be an issue with blogger.com, several people are complaining about it. I have not seen any resolve posted by blogger, I'll keep checking.