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Thursday, 9 September 2010

I don't know if I told you....

but I am crazy mad making cards to sell at My MacMillan Coffee morning in a couple of weeks. However, yesterday evening when I got in from work I had an overwhelming urge to take a break and make some art (no disrespect to card makers everywhere intended!). I really wanted to make sure I had an early entry for my altered art challenge group on flickr, 'Art n Soul' because I have missed so many lately. The September challenge is to alter a beer mat or coaster to the theme of nature. Initially I was going to do just a single mat for speed, but after looking at the Tuesday Taggers theme of 'Books' I decided I would make a little book and satisfy the requirement of both challenges.



I took three mats and covered them with old book pages and then had a lovely fun day splodging and inking and stamping - sometimes I think the end result is more gunge than grunge but I usually have a good time and I find a bit of gold paint here and there tends to lift the whole thing!!



As a title I took half a quote stamp 'Honour the Seasons of Nature' and then made four inside pages using a set of seasonal tree stamps by Whispers/docrafts that I have had forever - I think they were one of the first sets I bought, well before my current affliction took hold.


I particularly liked the way the autumn page turned out.
For the back page I kept it quite simple and after abandoning my split rings as fasteners because they were just too big I just knotted some cord to hold the whole thing together.
It's rare that I get a project finished in one sitting so to speak (well I did start last nighht so a bit more than one session) but for once I really knew what I wanted to do and not too many things went wrong. Just you don't love it when a plan comes together? Ah well, that's my fix over, back to the cards lol.

10 comments:

Netty said...

Wow Cindy you are a star to make so many cards for such a great cause.
Your beermat book is fab, the gungeyer (if thats a word)the better....x

georgina said...

wonderful Cindy,luv Georginaxx

Viv's Visuals said...

This is lovely Cindy.....

Zoechaos said...

Stunning, love how you worked these beautiful pieces of art from the seasons stamp set and in one sitting love it. Thank you for sharing with us at TT this week. xx Zoe

Sally H said...

This is Gorgeous! Thanks for joining in our book theme at TT this week!

Maureen said...

Looking really good Cindy!!

Karen said...

WOW...this is gorgeous Cindy! You must be really pleased with it! X

Jinny Holt said...

Hello Cinders
I see you have been very busy, good luck with card sales honey xx

Astrid Maclean said...

These are brilliant Cindy! I think the autumn page is my fav too. Good for you making all these cards as well, I bet they are lovely too!

Linda said...

What a fabulous book! Good thing I don't have to choose a favorite page because they are all GREAT!

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