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Sunday, October 14, 2012

Turning the Pages

Today I am sharing one of my favorite things, a book, which I have used as a base for my project today.  Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge this week is to share a favorite, idea, project, photo, product, etc... 
My project started with an idea I had seen in a mixed media book.  The mixed media book showed a book with the pages folded in different ways to created different angles along with die cut pieces inserted. 

I decided to start by folding pages into triangles and alternating with folded pages and using border punches on other pages. I continued to fold and folded with a regular pattern all the pages in the book. 

The next step was to spray over the entire surface of the folded pages and inside of the covers with a mist. I die cut four clocks from pattern paper and acetate to create my clocks which are my bookends on either end of the book. 

I added the birds and branches intermixed into the pages: 
 
And how the project looks from the front:


A few other things:  

Stamped the rulers on cardstock and sponged and distressed them and taped the m to the edges. I added patterned paper to the inside covers to coordinate with my blues. 
The bird on the front is sitting in a nest made from moss. 

I stamped the inside of the clock and used the stamped pen nibs for hands on the clock.  I added the sentiment stamped onto the acetate and pop dotted it to allow for the hands and brad inside the clock. 
I misted the flower to coordinate with a touch of seam binding behind it. 

The folding of the pages took some time but it was fun to do while watching t.v. with the family. So a nice project that didn't require too much thought. :) 


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38 comments:

  1. WOW Gorgeous! I have no words. This is absolutely amazing!

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  2. Suzz I wish you lived by me so you could help me make one of these!! INCREDIBLE! I adore this project - love all the detail photos of it.

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  3. Wow Sue, you say this didn't require much thought??? It wouldn't matter how long and hard I 'thought' my brain would never conceive such a fabulous creation. This is breathtaking and every single aspect of it is inspirational. I love the birds, the pen nibs as clock hands, the folded and punched pages, colours ........... yep, you got it, I LOVE IT ALL!

    Hugs
    Lesley Xx

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  4. Fab project Sue, I have long fancied making a similar altered book, but had just been planning to fold the pages in half. This is awesome. Elaine x

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  5. Love this Sue! Reminds me of trees and angels we made from books as a child! Thanks for sharing! Best, Yvonne

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  6. I'm speechless Suzz. What an incredible creations. Most impressive!

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  7. Suzz...all I can say is OH MY GOSH...THIS IS FABULOUS! You always do such beautiful work; so detailed and I always adore the color palettes you use. This book is beyond beautiful! I have GOT to try one of these sometime! I so love your clocks on either end. Then you open up the book and WOW...all of that gorgeous teal color, the birds, the twigs, ... it all is just amazing! I LOVE YOUR WORK! <3 Candy

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  8. This is stunning! I absolutly love this! the colors and textures are beautiful! The clock is the perfect focal point. Such a great idea to add little branches & punched borders. So lovely!

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  9. Absolutely stunning Suzz, love the folded book idea, I have seen a few of these around and they look fabulous, must try one. Your attention to detail as always is wonderful and the colour palette here is stunning. Love how you have used the clocks and birds. A stunning piece of art. Tracy x x

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  10. Wow, this one of the most beautiful projects I have ever seen. Love the folded and punched pages, such a wonderful effect. And all the birds and branches and little details are perfect. The clocks look so great as bookends. Thank you for the inspiration!

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  11. This is gorgeous, I love how you did this. I love these colors!! I got to see lots of our work in person this weekend, even more gorgeous than seeing it on your blog.

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  12. I don't know what to say....this is GORGEOUS !!!! Amazing !! I love what you did with the book and the Tim Holtz die.
    Best regards Berdien

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  13. OMG you pulled out the stops on this one Sue. what a lovely work of art!

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  14. Super cool idea Suzz! I read you've used a book as your base but I didn't see a book, I ssaw a beautiful clock beautifully embellished. So when I saw the second picture I finally got it! Silly me! It looks really awesome, simply brilliant! Hugs, Sandra

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  15. ................................................................................................................ Sorry, your piece stunned me into silence for a second, it's totally breathtaking, I mean JUST WOW xx

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  16. I'm not sure i have the words to tell you how beautiful this is.

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  17. WOW? I don't even know what to say about this....it's AmAZING!

    Super! Awesome! Striking! I don't even have the words.

    Thanks for sharing this!

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  18. Totally EXCEPTIONAL!!! Like nothing I've seen! You are amazing!

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  19. WOW, I am speechless. This is such an amazing book. It looks fabulous my creative friend.

    Hugs~

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  20. WOW O WOW Suzz, this project is utterly stunning ... bravo. x

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  21. That is a definite contender for my favorite project too!

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  22. It doesn't happen often but I'm speechless after seeing this fantastic project!

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  23. My goodness Suzz, what an amazingly beautiful project, and those colors!!! Just gorgeous!

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  24. Completely and utterly amazing, Suzz! My favourite artwork of yours ever - this is a masterpiece! Beautiful...
    Alison x

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  25. This is beyond beautiful, Suzz! I really love the colors and all the stamping you did on the pieces to add texture!

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  26. Gosh, I too don't know what to say as words seem inadequate. I'll try with - This is absolutely beyond magnificent. Creative nirvana really. Nicola x

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  27. WOW, Suzanne this is incredible. off to take a closer look.
    hugs Lynn

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  28. This is absolutely incredible! I so wish you could do a tutorial for this! It could fit so many different themes. A Christmas one could be filled with tags to be given away at Christmas!

    Blessings,

    Adrienne
    p.s. just joined your blog;)

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  29. This is wonderful, so original and full of gorgeous detail. I particularly love your birds and the way you have coloured them. It would make a great centrepiece for a harvest display with all the grasses. Maddy x

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  30. Amazing!! I did not realize how unique it is until seeing the middle. Love, love, love it!!!

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  31. You are amazing. Love your project.

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  32. I just saw your altered book> fabulous. I would love to try this.

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