This week I have switched from Marie to Victoria.
One of the ladies I met at Silver Bella is hosting an altered book page swap entitled "Young Victoria". So I have been busy in my new studio creating (hmmmm.......mostly a huge mess to clean up) my front & back cover for this swap. I set out to find the perfect book to alter. I knew I could find something at work, as I am the bookkeeper for a 163 unit retirement community and we have book cases full of assorted donated books ~ shhhhhhh....don't tell anyone that I took one that Im actually not going to read and bring back. Next I spent some time at my favorite fabric store - Yardage Town - choosing the perfect trims for my book. This store has the most amazing trims at great prices. Then I went thru all my bins and boxes to find just the right embelishments. So after a couple of nights burning the midnight (actually later than that) oil after work, here is my finished book. Im calling this book "Victoria's Fleurissent le Jardin".......just sounds so much better in french. I guess I just cant get away from the Marie thing.
Here is the front cover. The image is transfered onto muslin with a little padding underneath.
Here is the back cover. This too is an image that I transfered onto muslin.
Here is the inside awaiting the pages.
This book was fun to make and I can hardly wait to start receiving pages. If you want to see more pictures you can take a peek at my flickr page here http://www.flickr.com/photos/ltlblonde/ or just click on the pictures. Ok now I'm off to clean up the mess and start on Sue's page. Its cold and rainy outside so this is a great day to stay inside and create!!