Friday, August 6, 2010

Mini Scripture Book

A month's worth of my heart & soul went into this little book ... I actually made two of them identical (my theory has always been if you're going to make one, might as well make two while you're at it!). It all started with inspiration from my bind-it-all, distrezz-it-all, and a compulsion to make my own papers using Glimmer Mist! After my Glimmer Misted papers were dry, I stamped various images (mostly with Tim Holz and Prima stamps) using Smokey Shadow Ink (Papertrey). Such a nice soft ink color, works so well with the imperfections of vintage style! A quick buzz on every edge with my Diztresser tool, then bound it with the bind-it-all, and the fun part of filling the pages began!
All scripture verses are from Our Daily Bread designs. It was fun to mix & match them with Spellbinders Dies! Note the lacey scallop punch from Stampin Up -- it melts me! And you will also note throughout a new double edge scallop punch from Stampin Up!

TRUST is my 2010 word! Last year my word was GRACE. Do you have words?
A close up of the scrunched flower ... the middle is made from sprayed and scrunched seam binding. I love how it turned out!
This might be my favorite page ...I love the curved detail on the stamped verse. I put a small paper bracket underneath so it would stay in place. (Shhhh - don't tell anyone that it was simply too wide for the page, and I had to come up with a Plan B! LOL) And I really love the lace and button treatment! Such love!
Okay, perhaps this next page might be my favorite! The tiny rosebuds are handmade, each one has 4 or 5 tiny prima flowers rolled into a bud and layered onto that new Stampin Up double edge scallop punch that I mentioned earlier. I simply hand-wrote the theme words "grow" and "grace" onto the big flower stem and leaves.
I centered the stamped verse in a Walzingmouse Stamp that coordinates with a Nestie Die -- many of their stamps coordinate with the Nesties. You should check 'em out!
Some vintage sheet music was the basis for building a layered focal image, and the pretty ruffled brown velvet ribbon was a find from the Michael's ribbon bin.
So much goodness here! A month's worth of love (yes, I was working at a snail's pace, enjoying every mili-second of detail and love! Isn't that what it's all about?! Enjoy what you love ... love what you enjoy!
At first, I thought that 6 pages was simply not going to be enough! But look at how plump and juicy the pages look after distrezzing, and loving them with so much goodness! My second nature is to second guess, I guess!
I hope my little project spread a little sunshine on your day! Thanks for dropping by!

1 comment:

Kate Pr said...

I love your book. I love the theme. Your scriptures are beautifully displayed! thanks for sharing