Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Anniversary Book 6

Okay, now I'm starting to add some elements. This is my layout phase with embellishments. I use an adhesive that I can do some rearranging, because you know by now, I change my mind a lot!!!. On the top portion of the book, I added the heart with lightly stamped flowers in pink, plus a chipboard flower that I'll be covering with paper. I also added a clock hand that points to "20" that I've stamped with washed out walnut ink. At the ribbon line, I added a metal "forever" tag with ball and chain (ha ha)...get it? I secured this by sewing with embroidery thread.

On the bottom section of the book, I added a flower stamped scallop tag, silk flower, and a button with a round "love" punched out of paper as well as a button with ribbon. On the right side, I secured a shank type button through a whole, that will act as a closure for the book.

I will start personalizing tomorrow with words using letters stamps and messages.

So far so good.

I can't wait to tell you all the meaning behind some of the stuff that has gone into this piece. I don't just arrange things for visual pleasure, I put a lot of thought into it. I will make a list at the very end, so you will see completely how I think.

9 comments :

Stampamelbie said...

OMG, you crack me up! Love the ball and chain reference. LOL That is so beautiful shari! can't wait to see how you're going to decorate the inside.

Kay said...

This is turning out so cool Shari! Thanks for sharing the process with us!

Nancy James said...

this is so pretty! I love seeing each step!

Godelieve said...

What a treat to be able to see hov this book develops. It's looking wonderful.

Sylvie said...

Wow !! this is wonderful Shari !! great job !!

Kristy said...

This looks like a nice project Shari! I love the quirkiness of the book, the way it opens in to different ways and the decoration is pretty cool too!

Jenny L. said...

Love seeing this, and all of the design elements you used. Gorgeous!

J@cqueline's craft nest said...

It looks fabulous!

Juliehrr said...

Oooooooh!!! Aaaaaaah!!! No worlds--just ogling in wonderment! Ü