Monday, 21 June 2010

follow your dreams little book (MMM something old)

I saw a great little idea for a fold out little book on Lindas blog Blue Eyed Girl..check it out for instructions..she has some lovely arty inspiration. After a stressful morning trying to get my son to school who has Monday morning-itis! I spent some lovely time watching the housemartins who have made a nest in our roof eaves so this was the inspiration for the cover of my little book. I have used some lovely bird and reed stamps onto a background from Ceremony freebies. The inside pages I have dry brushed white and used some word stamps....it reminds me of those fold out paper quiz toys that I used to make as a child . The quote stamp on the front reads "follow your dreams for they hold your future". All the stamps I have used are from Scrollswork. I have had the ribbon and old lace for a long time and I love the vintage look it adds to the little book. The little beads to the paper flowers add a little pretty touch...

11 comments:

Claireabelle said...

Just fabulous Lorraine
x

Lori said...

What a beautiful little book! Precious!

Jo said...

How sweet is this?! And when I saw how you'd done the inside it transported me straight back to my school playground of the late 1960's/early 1970's (say that bit quietly!). Well done for managing to de-stress after drop-off. I'm with your son on Monday morning-itis though!! x

Sid said...

Great idea and it looks fab !

indybev said...

What a lovely and intriguing little book. Thanks for sharing!

Beverley Baird said...

Love your little book and your description of creating it! Followed your referrals as well! Thanks for those.

Cindy said...

Wow, Lorraine, I LOVE this little book! It looks fantastic!!! Truly beautiful!
HUGS,
Cindy Adkins

Martina2801 said...

This is really fabulous, Lorraine!

Kristin said...

Isn't this great! I love it too - and yes, it reminds me of being a kid - what fun memories, thank you! Kristin xo

Diane said...

Lorraine, this looks like one fantastic little book! Love it! Diane

Linda said...

Sorry I'm late Lorraine (been away). So glad you liked the little book tutorial; your version is gorgeous! Thank you for the link.....
Linda x