Sunday, May 28, 2006

Spread for Crazy Round Robin

I received Susan's book from Germany, to work in. She had a 'no theme' book. I came across this image of horses with their manes in the wind in beautiful brown colours and used that as a starting point.
After I made the decision to use that image, the words for the spread came up quite easily:
wild horses
running free
The book was very small compared to other books in this Round Robin, but I liked to work in this size and format. Small books seem less intimidating!
I tried out some foam stamps with ornaments, maybe a strange combination, but because I stamped them with bronze paint, it seams to fit well.
I also used some non woven polyester and distressed it with a paintstripper (seems to work as good as a heatgun). This was handsewn to the page - easier that glueing.
Am curious about the next book that is coming my way!

Saturday, May 20, 2006

French Tulips in Holland

Funny, I have lived my whole life in Holland, but it was only on a recent holiday in France, that I saw so many tulips in one week!
We were staying in Bretagne, near Ploughrescant, and the small cities that we visited for shopping were decorated with lots of flowers, mostly these beautiful striped tulips.
From my DH I got these tulips, back in Holland, on Mother's Day. Time for some photography!
This is just one of the pictures that I took.

Altered CD for Art-by-the-month

The first time that I altered CD's. These are for the Yahoo group in which we send each other, every month, a piece of art. The theme this month was Music. Last month I received a winderful altered CD, so I wanted it to try it myself.
The backside of the CD is collaged with music paper and painted ricepaper.
During this project I was thinking of making a CD-book, in which the pages are all CD's with collage....

Friday, May 19, 2006

Altered Book Spreads for Claire's Crazy Family

Here are the spreads that I made for the Crazy RR, for Claire from England. The theme of her book was Crazy people, crazy families.
I made some tip-ins so because I needed more space to work out my idea.

The 'story' is about an adventurous family doing crazy things - except the main character: she only collects stamps....