I was scrambling to find the time to make this and I finished at the last minute, just in the nick of time . . . but I am so glad I did. Steven loved the little book! Tim's video was all I needed to figure it out, see my previous post.
This is the first time I ever made this book -a mini one he calls it the "W" book. So, being my first time it is not that polished and the back cover should have been folded in the other direction. If I had paid more attention the whole book would show the red side of the paper (the back cover only shows the tan side). But, oh well! Steven did not seem to mind : ) This little book is 3" x 3" and made from one single piece of 12" x 12" paper. Here are a bunch of photos for you!
|I made an "envelope" out of pretty paper that was|
gifted to me : )
|click on any photo for more detail|
|found text -an idea from my Altered book lessons I'll soon be teaching!!|
|3 of the pages are pockets!|
|This is a printed business card by MOO printing|
you can see the back of it below left - address etc is below that
Link at the bottom of this post, great cards!
|Tissue tape from Tim Holtz|
|Love Potion #9?|
|made with love : )|
|2005? That is unbelievably, 6 years ago!|
To the right is one of Carol Murphy's valentine Ornaments created for the swap with her own Altered by Design images. This is a close-up of the ornament she created especially for me as hostess; you can click on the scan for even more detail.
I do hope you enjoy - I have some very talented & creative participants!
I love the back of this card, so I decided to show it first! This scan shows off the other side of the 2-sided scrapbook paper I've been using very nicely. This is the same paer I used for Valentine 01 in the post below (the other side) - it's from the "Be Good" Double-sided scrapbook paper set found here at Alpha Stamps: http://www.alphastamps.com/collageitemspaper.html
I have also created more Valentine Ornaments for the swap I am hosting due February 2nd, 2008. If you would like to see them and many more inspiring art pieces, please visit the creative swaps blog!
The rubber stamps are mostly from Alpha Stamps - all the hearts/cherub.
The image is another Tallulah's from Alpha Stamps off the Modern Romance sheet - mmmmmm!
A valentine I made as a sample for Leslie at Alpha Stamps . . . but because she only needed a high-res photo, I get to keep it -- heh heh . . . and since steven LOVED it when he saw it, i warned him he could be seeing it again : ^ )
The image is served up on the card plain and natural as it is; I added nothing to it except a tiny bit of gold metalic marker around the edge of the heart and copying the swirl - click on the card for a closer look and use the "all sizes" button once you get there. This image comes from the Tallulah's Modern Romance cardstock collage sheet that you can find here at Alpha Stamps.
The paper itself with the background swirl is from a large piece of scrapbook paper I found on the Alpha Stamps site. Most of this large sheet of paper is a dark red print, but on one or two of the edges, it has this gorgeous artistic swirl . . . which I loved and luckily I could lead it right down into the heart image that I choose from the Modern Romance sheet. I just layered the red paper on a tall card. It was really so easy! I always like to share my design work with my husband Steven, and when he saw this he just loved it. He'll be seeing this again! xo
-I also used Alpha Stamps valentine images to create some fabric ornaments that I will use for an upcoming swap I am hosting. Please hop over to my creative swaps blog to see them!! Lenna 01-04-07