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Sunday, May 17, 2015

An Open Book

Is anyone or anything really an open book?  I decided to add a zipper into my book with the hidden message that not everyone would see unless they looked for the zipper to open up and delve into the details.   The Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge is an "x,y,z" challenge and asks you to be inspired by any of these letters.  Obviously the "Z" caught my attention and inspired me to pull out a zipper.

Here is my book with the zipper built into it.


I started with a zipper that already was shorter in length and fit the book page size.  I measured how long it was and started cutting a slit using my exacto knife down the front. 
I repeated it until I had worked my way through many, many many pages.  :)  I am a book lover but don't worry I used an old cook book which already was damaged and not usable.

After I had my pages cut I then laid down the stencils both on the front pages and the inside pages.  I used my embossing paste to hold up my top pages from the bottom while they dried.

After everything dried I went at the pages with yellow, orange and abandoned coral sprays. I did this multiple times and on my folded pages many different angles to get color in the folded pages.
I then stamped the words on tissue paper and decopuaged them into the page.

I sprayed multiple other scraps of white cardstock to cut out my flowers and butterflies.


I played around with the Tattered Florals die cuts and spritzed and scrunched them to form my flowers.
Products: Sizzix Tattered Floral Die, Ranger Distress Stain Spray - Mustard Seed, Barn Door, Abandoned Coral, Stampers Anonymous - Butterfly Watercolor , Stampers Anonymous - Butterfly Watercolor Stamp, Stampers Anonymous - Live Your Dream With Passion, Stampers Anonymous - Possibility, Zipper, Signo Uni-ball White Gel Pen, Memory Box Lanthenay stencilWendy Vecchi White Embossing Paste,   Ranger Archival Ink - Jet Black

Simon Says Stamp is offering a gift voucher to a randomly selected participant in the challenge, come play along!

Thanks for stopping by!

23 comments:

  1. This is a work of art, it's beautiful!

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  2. Stunning! Oh, the patience this must have taken! It is beautiful, and I love how you used the zipper.

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  3. Stunning! Oh, the patience this must have taken! It is beautiful, and I love how you used the zipper.

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  4. Wow! Awesome use of color and such an interesting page. I agree with a previous comment--this is a work of art!

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  5. Wow! Awesome use of color and such an interesting page. I agree with a previous comment--this is a work of art!

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  6. This is really cool! I am so amazed at your creativity.. loved it!

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  7. Oh, my gosh! I love book art and this is just amazing.

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  8. Wowee!!! This is some serious art!! LOVE the zipper in there too, so cool!

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  9. Wow.. this is such an amazing creation, Suzz. I love the beautiful zipper, colors and all the butterflies. :)

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  10. Wow this is amazing, gorgeous colours and the zip works perfectly! X

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  11. You just amaze me Suzanne - this is absolutely beautiful!

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  12. This isn't just a project-- it's like a super cool modern piece of art! What a clever idea and even though I'm an eternal librarian who cringes at book pages being folded, I have to give you two thumbs up on this! Great artistic vision and I always look forward to seeing what that endlessly creative mind of yours comes up with!

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  13. Masterpiece! I love the zip! So original work! Barbarayaya

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  14. This is absolutely amazing work Suzz ~ stunning! Every little detail is perfect and I'm just blown away by the creativity of this piece ~ really, really gorgeous! :)

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  15. This is so cool, Suzz! Love the zipper! I have so many zippers, I need to use them in my crafting too! Thanks for reminding me! Hugs, Sandra

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  16. Wow, this is amazing Sue!! What a great idea with the zipper and I love all the yellow and those gorgeous pages. I wish I could see this in real life . Thank you for the inspiration!

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  17. This is beautiful! I had considered "zipper" for a short time, but I could not think of any way possible to incorporate it with paper. I was so tickled to see your project. You are brilliant! And the warm colors are a delight. Love it!

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  18. I just love everything about your book - and you even used my favorite colors!! Simply wonderful!!

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  19. This is so cool!! I have missed visiting your blog - I need to come by more often. You're so incredibly talented!

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