Tuesday, July 7, 2009

July Quote of the Month Swap

The July Quote of the Month on ccswaps is, "The man who has no imagination has no wings" Muhammad Ali. I thought this would be a great use of my butterfly background paper I made earlier. To go with the page, I cut out two butterflies with a Cuttlebug die out of some glittery paper that had been in the bottom of my spray box. Then ran the butterflies through both the bubbles embossing folder and the traditional butterfly image embossing folder. Colored the raised areas and the edges with purple ink.
Trimmed down the butterfly resist background paper and colored the edges with a gold leaf pen. Cut out an image of a man along with a boy on his hands. Added one set of butterfly wings to the boy and adhered to the background along with the other butterfly. Wrote out the quote on the same paper I used to make the butterflies, cut out the words and adhered to the background.
Decided this quote and my creation would make a great cover for a sketch book. To make the sketch book, cut two pieces of light purple mat board to 8" x 6". On the front, stamped some typeface words with black Versafine ink and stamped french script with light blue Brilliance ink.
For the back cover, stamped light blue Brilliance ink over sequin waste, stamped the french script with light purple Brilliance ink, and a saying & dragonfly images with black Versafine ink. Then inked the edges of the mat boards with the black Versafine ink.
Cut sketch paper to fit inside the book and bound it with the Zutter Bind-it-All. Glued my quote of the month creation to the front cover.
Had some left over fairy scrapbook paper in the mauve color, thought this went along with the imagination/wings theme, so used this paper to make the inside covers. Added some words stamped on with black Versafine ink. Inked the edges with light purple Distress ink. Front inside cover:
Back inside cover:
Added a winged vintage image to the back cover:
Hope the recipient enjoys this sketch book.

1 comment:

chrissy said...

What a cool book???? You are so good at putting different techniques and colors together!!!!