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Monday, April 18, 2011

Vintage Whimsy Paper Book


I had a very busy day today and was hardly at home.  On my way home tonight, after being gone for nine hours, all I could think of doing was taking a relaxing bath and staying in bed the rest of the night with my book.  Lately I've been having these crazy crafting dreams at night (must be the pregnancy creative dreams kicking in...) and usually wake up with a great crafting idea.  Well, tonight it happened while I was in the bath and, as exhausted as I was, I just had to go and make my dream a reality...Ha! 
I began by using my kids' watercolor paints to paint a piece of cream-colored card stock.  I used red and orange.

Then I cut the paper down to the size I wanted (10x7 to make a 5x7 book) and antiqued the edges using a blade and chocolate-colored ink.

I used a pile of my kids' scrap paper for filling.

I used a couple of plain sheets for the first pages of the book and cut them just a tiny bit larger so they'd show past the scrap paper.  I antiqued the edges of those too.

Then I tied it up with raffia, added some glitter, and secured a dried rose to finish it off.  I'm not too sure how I feel about the glitter on the book itself, but I like it on the rose and overall, I think this is a pretty cute little project!

Now that I'm super, duper exhausted, I've got to go to bed!  Goodnight!

9 comments:

  1. Nicely done! Extra points for being so tired, too:) Creativity just comes natural for some, I have never had a dream about crafting, only FOOD!

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  2. It's gorgeous!! Love it!! Must try it sometime. :)

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  3. Love the new name of your blog by the way. :)

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  4. Oh, I love it Sarah!!!! And we can never have too much glitter--I love glitter! I hope you're having a great day and I love what you have created.
    XO
    Cindy

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  5. That's beautiful, and very creative.

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  6. i love this little book....

    naomi
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  7. Love it! I've just started making books - such fun!

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