Friday, 20 November 2009

The Four Seasons - Secret Saturday 58

This is my entry for Secret Saturday's Challenge 58 the theme of which is 'The Four Seasons'.
I was chuffed this theme was chosen because I have this set of stamps, which were amongst the first I ever bought, and I love 'em! I've made a set of pictures for my hall walls with them and have been dying to use them again. I already had them stamped up and coloured meaning them for just this opportunity.

I made up a little verse to suit each of them and hope you like the mini-book I've made with them.






I took four pieces of plain 'rustic' white cardstock and put them through my Bind It All, one side each on two of them and both edges on the other two.

I then started to decorate the cards and used a very similar method on each, just changing the colours chosen to suit the season mentioned.

I used Cut and Dry foam and Adirondack, Archival and Tim Holtz distress inkpads in a 'distress' style all over the edges of the cardstock.

I stamped random edges of Spring, Summer and Autumn with some lovely 'swirl' stamps from La Blanche and Winter with a large Snowflake stamp, all in complimentary colours.

Then I mounted the image on 3D foam to the decorated A5 cards.

I then created some paper 'ribbon' by taking some quilling strips and cutting them lengthways into thirds.

Using this 'ribbon' I joined the four cards together, stapling the ribbon together.
(You could also use brads for this or 'real ribbon and tie it.)

This done, I now finished off the decorating with flowers, butterflies, leaves, berries and glitter.

Oh, and I must just mention, the images were coloured BEFORE I discovered Copics! I used Marvy-le-plume, Zig photo-twins and Sakura pens! So there! LOL!

I hope you like it, because I really enjoyed making it and even have an idea for a variation, so may well do it again!
Thank you for looking!
Hugs,
Ei
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7 comments:

  1. Ei your project is beautiful! Love the images.
    Hugs, Magda x

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  2. absolutley stunning mini book ei,just stunning
    good luck in the challenge
    lalkygirl[tracey x]

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  3. WOW ... that's it, just WOW. You never cease to amaze me. hugs, eileen

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  4. this is brilliant hun love it such a fab mini book hugs cheryl xxxx

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  5. Ei, this is just stunning. I've enlarged each photo to read the poems. They are so beautiful, I can understand why you love them so much. The colours and flowers and swirls and everything are beautiful, I'm gushing now!!!!!

    Lisax

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  6. ...gush away Hun, gush away....! LOL!
    Hugs,
    Ei
    x

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  7. Beautiful mini book. I love it. You are very clever my friend.
    Jenny

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