Friday, 3 February 2012

Happy is the heart that holds a friend








Here is an accordion fold mini book I have altered today..I am starting to fill it with photos that have just been lying in a box ready to scrapbook. Its great that I have a new printer now as I can fill all these blank books at last. The idea for this book came from watching a Heidi Swapp demo on my craft channel..she has such a great personality I think and shows some lovely ideas! There are lots and lots of layers on this project as I started with spray inks but then it looked too flat so added stamped and collaged images, gesso, paint, more inks, more gesso and finally sprayed and inked grungeboard, used a fine layer of glitter glue for a bit of bling and added some little flowers with stones. The ribbons are from my Italian friend Letizia and I really like using ribbons at the moment. Over at The Butterfly Effect the challenge is layers hosted by Diane..so be sure to check out the other entries too.


I just love these gates to the woods..when I was little I used to run to these gates from school and drink from the cast iron water fountain in front of them..sadly they knocked the fountain down but the gates are still there!



It was very cold and frosty this morning so decided to have a brisk walk around the woods after dropping the kids off at school. For the first time I could hear woodpeckers in the trees and saw lots of crows and squirrels. Hope you all have a good weekend and wrap up warm in this cold weather!

17 comments:

NatashaMay said...

Awesome! Thanks for sharing. :)

Kath said...

Lovely book and superb photos. i love the gates.

Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

Fantastic cover is it carved or is that texture on top, it looks so cool Lorraine. Love this piece. Those gates are beautiful and evoke such wonderful memories. I love ironwork like that. Thanks for sharing. xox Corrine

Elaine Akers said...

Love your mini book, the gates are just beautiful as well as your photos. I felt like I was on that road listening to the woodpeckers, and seeing the squirrels scampering.

Leovi said...

Very interesting, I love that collage with these ties. Beautiful photos with the poetry of the silhouettes of those naked trees, delicious light.

iamrushmore said...

that's a fabulous little book!

Ana Cristina Caldatto said...

belas fotos!
e bela colagem!

Sunshineshelle said...

Cool (really cool) layers & great images, the Butterfly Effect is great because I wouldn't always bothered doing the theme except it's so freaking inspiring!! Love the ribbon addition too :)

cath said...

I love the mini book Lorraine, and think that would be perfect for some of my photos that have been lying around. It would also make a great Mother's Day gift for my daughter and daughter in law. The photos are lovely too, especially the morning shot. I can feel the cold looking at it. :D

Martina2801 said...

Wow, what an stunning accordion fold mini book, Lorraine! So beautiful!
Thanks for sharing so wonderful photos my friend.
Have a nice weekend.
Hugs
MARTINA

amy said...

this is a cool book!
xxa

Terrie said...

What a great altered book - looks really fun. Thanks for the visit.

Pat Beaumont said...

great book - lovely looking people in the photos lol

Diane said...

Love it all!! ...and thanks for joining in too!

Sid said...

Do I see a pic of me? Lovely little book and the pics are fabulous too !!

Gaby Bee said...

It's always fun to come here and see what you have been doing...your accordion book looks fantastic, Lorraine!

Have a lovely Sunday!
Gaby xo

Lisa Graham Art said...

What a wonderful creation and place to put meaningful pictures. I love it!