Saturday, December 01, 2007

Winter Wishes - My Box & Book Cover

BLOGGING ALERT - You may want to pour yourself a cup of tea or your favorite beverage of choice, because this is a FOUR PART post with lots of pictures!
Several months ago, I posted some sneak peeks about one of the Round Robins I was participating in with two other fun and talented gals, Dawn (Artist Reborne) and Melissa (Little Melfie's World). Dawn had the idea of each of us creating a book and box set based on the theme of Winter Wishes. She had been inspired by the gorgeous Spring Secrets round robin posted about here. So we all went to work creating our books and boxes before sending them off to the next artist to work on. Above is the cover my box and below is a close up of the side view.
My book started out as a blank 6x6 binder from Bo Bunny which I embellished in cool aqua blue tones. I nestled the book inside the box in a bed of aqua tulle. I used 140 lb watercolor paper as the base for my pages instead of the thicker chipboard pages that are included with the binder.
On the binding I wrapped filmy aqua gingham ribbon embellished with "winter" and "wish" charms, glass beads, and a metal snowflake tag.
I love it when a finished book looks chunky like this when it's finished.
On the inside box cover, I attached a glassine envelope filled with little goodies and a crepe paper rosette along with some glitter for good measure.
Title Page
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The snow scene on this page is actually the cover from some Winter Wonderland vintage sheet music I found in my grandmother's piano bench. I copied it and altered the colors a bit. The house and some of the skater's coats were originally red, but I digitally changed them to pink to fit in with the color scheme I wanted to use.


Jessi Nagy said...

this is darling!

Anonymous said...

I got so caught up looking at all your beautiful things on your blog I almost forgot to tell you that you won over at my blogviversary giveaway! You won one of the gift tags. I think I have your address through the list Heather provided for the swap. If not I will email you. btw...the round robind book is absolutely beautiful!! and the box you made to go with it it amazing....

Unknown said...

All of your books are delightful!

Anonymous said...

All I can say is wow!! What a treasure. So inspirational. I want to do blank journals for my nieces now!

Casii said...

I'm drooling over all of this holiday loveliness! The color wave is perfection and your embellishments are the perfect complement to a wonderful project.

Dede Warren said...

I LoVe this booK! Aren't you the busy one lately!!! I'll just name you little Miss Round Robin!!

Anonymous said...

Oh this is too cute! I love your book and box! Where did you find the pink "wish" tickets? Did you make it or purchase it somewhere? It's adorable and adds some whimsy to your beautiful book!

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