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Saturday, 14 January 2017

All of a Flutter

Got an email out of the blue before Christmas 
asking if I'd like to do a Guest DT post for
They asked if I'd like to join in their Word Challenge 
My mind was racing straight away...I love the word "Flutter"
Leaves/feathers/hearts/book many options to explore!
 and this is what happened lol
Hubby has always said he was incapable of being "crafty". 
He is too busy being "sporty",
but when he was intrigued by a show on book folding I reeled him in.
 He has made several books as gifts since...
but he used a paperback for this Dove
 and it was too floppy to stand(wedged up for photo)
for my project I decided to reinforce the book
 and let the Dove fly again :D
 Strong greyboard cut to size...
gessoed and painted.
Parchment effect paper..
clear embosses with Paper Artsy mini feather stamps...
 then inked and overstamped with more feathers.
(same paper before and after stamping)
 Yummy soft texture to feathery background paper. 
 Lining paper made by repeat stamping
 onto a piece of blue scrapbook paper...
 I punched holes into the greyboard 
to thread ribbons through in order to 
create a protective and strengthening cover 
to the struggling paperback book.
 The whole piece stands wonderfully now :D
 and the Bird of Love 
flutters free once more...
Enjoy :D XXX


  1. OMGosh - that is AWESOME !!! xxxxxxx

  2. wow what an amazing project, I love the design and those distress edges. Great to have you as our GD at Ink

  3. How lovely that this was a joint project with your husband! I love how the lettering and the stamping all are within the flutter theme. It has great depth of colour too. Thanks for being our Guest Designer at Inkspirational.

  4. Wow! What a great collaboration!

  5. My favorite bit about it? You've probably already guessed: that it was made by the two of you! I be this piece oozes love (and healthy fire). Just wonderful, Gina.

  6. This is absolutely incredible! I've never seen anything like it before~

  7. Wow, your husband is very talented!

  8. Gina...oh my stars! Breath-taken-away in awe over this amazing project! I've not heard of paper-folding, but after seeing your husband's creativity, I'm so intrigued! Simply fabulous! Great to see he's embracing both his creative and sporty sides (my husband is sporty...100%!). Your feather cover is absolutely perfect! Marveling at how truly impressive this is! Heading back for close-ups...Thank you so much for joining us for this Inkspirational challenge; you and your husband are most certainly inspiring!

  9. WOW!!! WOW!!! I don't know what to say?? You and your hubby are amazing! WOW!!! Big Hugs!!! Bravo!!!! Breath taking!!!!

  10. My jaw just dropped when I saw this. Well done to you and your hubby!!!

  11. What a fantastic book! That is so cool! Your use of ink and feathers are wonderful to create a feature around the dove. It is wonderful having you join us at guest designer at Inkspirational! Congrats!
    - Shauna

  12. That is absolutely fabulous!

  13. what a wonderful joint project for you and your hubby! that folded bird is gorgeous - and your feathery cover complements it perfectly! congrats on being guest DT!

  14. Clever hubby and nurse Gina. Rescuing a dove and making it fly. :-) xx

  15. Your niece will be one happy 7 year old when she gets this piece of art. :-) xx