Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Petals Book

My Bricolage Petals Book is finished!
I just love it!
Caterina did such a great job
teaching me new techniques.
Please go see what other classes she is offering this summer.

I love flowers,
so when I had the chance to make an upcycled,
altered book, on the idea of the flower petal,
I jumped at the chance.
The photo above is on the front cover of my book.
I made the flower out of fabric
and silk flowers.
Then I added a little faux diamond bead for the center.
This page  has some hand stitching and a flower cut out.
It is raised for depth, which I love.
This page has a pressed flower,
that I found in one of my old journals from
my trip to Italy, a few years ago.
It also has some vintage lace,
and the whole thing is raised off the page.
You can also see the blanket stitch
that I put around this page.
Each page is collaged, stitched
and more...
creating a different flower(s) for each page.
There is a total of 8 pages (4 sections) in the book.

Just think, this went from a plain old catalog,
to something beautiful.
Thanks Cat!

Savor the Day!


elle said...

You have done a super job! Flowers are a great theme. I luv the cover!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

oooh - I would love to see more pictures of your book because the glimpses here just aren't enough eye candy (hint, hint). Beautiful job!

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

I think you should add lavender fragrance to this lovely passage in time...you have done a very fine job dear lady. Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart