Sunday, April 27, 2008

First Decos

What fun, I received the first two deco books to add my creations to on the same day - yesterday. These are both from the Next-Generation Stampers Group. The rules are to create art to add to the books and send them out to another participant until they full, then they return to their owners. We have 2 weeks (but 1 week is preferred) to create and send them on their way. I'm so glad I have a large supply of home made backgrounds to choose from, so I'm not doing it all from scratch.I used one of my glue resist backgrounds for the main page. I love how it gives the appearance of a night sky. The only disadvantage is, I couldn't write my name on it. Hence my name in an odd place on the page.
The second deco book came with the theme "Who Am I?" and saying we were free to do our own interpretation. I got this fun stamp set of the checklist with a variety of words to insert from Close to My Heart for use in scrapbooking. I thought it was a fun way to express who I am. The pink background was made with brayered distress ink backgrounds I did in Feb. I used Antique linen distress ink and Moonlit White Brilliance ink to add in the flourishes similar to
making the sign in pages for my personal deco book. [Added note]I stamped Coffee Bean Brilliance ink on wings over some luminous paste paper I had made and cut them out.
These will be going in the mail to some other participants tomorrow. I'm hope the owners of these books will enjoy what they see, when they finally return home.


Rosie said...

Carol, I am a big fan of your artwork and these latest posts are stunning - I love the deco book pages. Where do you find all these wonderful quotes, I wonder? So perfect for any occasion!

Manna said...

These are great! You did really well with them. I especially like the first one.

Dawn said...

Carol, recognise the theme for my book "Who am I" and unless someone else has this as a theme they I would like to say that I LOVE your page in my deco, it is fantastic!!!! made my day to see it. THANK YOU so much for taking such time and care over my deco

hugs to ya Dawn