Well a board book can actually be made of anything. I went to Archievers and bought a 8 page grunge board book with large rings to hold it together. Another place for you to go and join is Altered Pages. Yep! it is great. This is the site that the Board Book Swap was Through. I called my Board Book : "Oriental Interlude". In case you haven't realized by now I am an Oriental addict. I love the colors the designs and the beautiful clothing.
The first thing I did was choose the color of the pages I wanted. I started the cover and back page with red. The next page was a dark blue, burgundy, chartreuse, black and then back to red. Some of the pages I painted on some I stamped on and some are just black. Then I added decorative paper and miscellaneous designs, stamps and print outs from Altered Pages.
What fun this was!! I joined a new site and they are awesome. Their main prsmise is to think outside the Box. Well if you are a creative Artist and don't like to have your art stifeld this is the place to go. Art for the Creative Mind...Check it out on yahoo.
The first Swap I signed up for was "Halloween in a Teacup". The theme instructions were what do you think goes on in a teacup on Halloween. My imagination went wild. The first thing I thought of was a Witch trying to land on the side of a teacup and missing. As you can see by this photo she missed. See her feet sticking out. I copied the form of the teacup from The Stampington Website.
I knew that I wanted a front and a back and for it to stand up. So I made two teacups out of scrapbooking paper and then stamped cobwebs all over it. Hmm! What would keep it open and enable it to stand up? When all else fails.... head for the bathroom. Those toilet paper tubes are awesome. I painted it black! And colored the inside of my scrapbooking paper black. Then I glued the handle of the teacup together and the outside edges. Added the TP role inside and cut to fit.
Now I had an opening at the top that I could fill with the antics on the Witch. I bought the Witches legs but they were only decorated on one side so I needed to add a pair on the back I copied the size of the legs and shoes and made a pair in reverse. See the Difference?
To fill the teacup I dyed a piece of cardstock with onion skins and painted swirls of cream, brown and green to appear to be Witches Brew. Then carefully cut it to fit inside the cup and glued. Now punch holes the size of what you want to add and glue in place. I added butterfly wings, a bat, broom, moon, and the witche's legs.
Glad you are here to share a part of my life. My artwork and designs are such an important part of who I am. So the time has come to display a few of my projects with you.
Yes I am Eccentric and Eclectic. Old Mr Webster defines: ec-cen-tric: adj. 1. Departing from an established pattern, as of behaviour : unconventional. 2. Not at or in the geometric center. 3. Having different centers. (Chocolate or chewy cream) n 1. An odd or unconventional person
ec-lec-tic: adj. Consisting of components from diverse sources or styles.
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My 4 Youngest Favorites
My 4 Youngest Favorites
4 Youngest Grandchildren
Here they are! My 4 younest grandchildren. Nolan, Michael. Mallori and Aaron. Now aren't they the cutest ever? Can you tell Grandma loves em'? They are 15, 14, 13 and 12. I wish I could stop them from growing up anymore-but time does pass and they will be out of their nests before I know it. Nolan and Mallori are brother and sister-Michael and Aaron are brothers.
Isn't she Beautiful? Our granddaughter and her Adam. Prom in June They both graduated high school and are off to college. Grandma is pretty sad that she had to grow up but she is an Awesome girl.
Heaven is for Real-Todd Burpo
The Velveteen Rabbit
The Last Jihad-Joel C Rosenberg
First Light-Bodie & Brock Thoene
Tuesdays with Maurie-Mitch Albom
In His Steps-Charles M Sheldon
Books I've Read 2010
Three Cups of Tea
Eat Pray and Love
Heaven is for Real- Todd Burpo
Books I've Read 2009
Sisterchicks on the Loose-Robin Jones Gunn Fighting the Flying Circus-Capt. Eddie V Rickenbacker Twilight-Stephnie Meyer Malignant Self Love-Narcissim Revisited-Sam Vaknin The Shunning-Beverly Lewis New Moon-Stephenie Meyer Eclipse-Stephenie Meyer Breaking Dawn-Stephenie Meyer Mistaken Identity-Van Ryns and Ceraks The Confession-Beverly Lewis
Books I've Read-2008
At Home in Mitford-Jan Karon A Lght in the Window-Jan Karon These High, Green Hills-Jan Karon Out to Canaan-Jan Karon A New Song-Jan Karon A Common Life: The Wedding Story-Jan Karon In This Mountain-Jan Karon Esther's Gift-Jan Karon Shepherds Abiding-Jan Karon Light from Heaven-Jan Karon Home to Holly Springs-Jan Karon The Red Hat Society Fox's Earth-Anne Rivers Siddons Escape-Carolyn Jessop The Shack-Wm. Paul Young Deadline-Randy Alcorn Brisingr-Christopher Paolini A Dog's Life-Ann M Martin Stolen Innoence-Elissa Wall