Thursday, May 10, 2012

My First “Page” of My First MiniBook

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When I came across a challenge at Splitcoast Stampers (Divine Design Bible Verse Challenge 2012), I decided that would be the motivation I’ve needed to create a MiniBook. With that format, I can leave the “page” of the book on a stand where I can see it for a month at a time, and then compile the twelve pages into a MiniBook at the end of the year.

So, I will start with this month and then go back and catch up for January-April. This particular verse has always been one of my favorites and has become especially meaningful to me lately. This will not be the first page of the finished book (as May doesn’t come first!).

I am using Tim Holtz’s Grunge Book and some papers and elements I found at Hobby Lobby. For this book, I will use Kraft/Black/Cream for my theme colors, and on each page I will use an “accent” color. For this page’s accent, I used Fired Brick Distress Ink. I cut the flowers from my new Tattered Flowers die (cut from book text and Kraft Glassine) and sponged the book text flowers with Fired Brick. I dyed the seam binding with Fired Brick ink. The little bag was embossed with a Cuttlebug folder, in my Vagabond, and then inked with Walnut Stain.

I’ll put a little journaling tag somewhere on each page so that I can write personal thoughts about each verse.

I need a few more projects, I think. I’m off to my granddaughter’s graduation tomorrow, then I have several family events to scrapbook. I’m also taking an online lettering class and have decided what I want to do with my Art Journals, so I’m feeling focused there.

Beautiful spring day here in Missouri. I think having the windows open all around me is contributing to my creative juices!


Hetty said...

What a lovely page it has become, Barb!

Marjie Kemper said...

Beautiful, Barb!

Scrappin' Stacy said...

Great idea!

Cenee' Herrmann said...

I so love this idea Barb!! I just may have to take your lead & make one of my own!!