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 pages....so 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