Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Take a Stitch Tuesday, Art and Soul

The Lock Stitch is the next one on Sharonb's list at  It works nicely in an irregular grid and also makes a good braid when multiple rows are worked.

Art and Soul in Portland is over for another year and was wonderful. Again I had excellent teachers. In the 4 years that I have been going, I've always had great classes and teachers.

Popup up Journaling is the book I'm showing today. This is the right inside page. Blogger has decided the order they will be shown in. I tried to move them which sometimes works but must be too tired this morning-a nice tired from all the creative information.

The bug wings are dimensional. The butterfly wing lifts to reveal a leaf. The delicate vines are rub ons. The images are photos I took at a garden in Portland.

Next is the inside left page. If you pull on the pansy, the bird flies back and forth. The transparency birds rotate around a brad. The lower delicate flower is raised from the surface on foam dots. I used pens through a stencil to get the flower to look like it is behind. The writing is my motto "I am of the Earth" showing my feelings that we should treat it well and honor all things in it.

The covers just have flat elements with metal tape creating a spine.
I made models of the elements I didn't use. The pages were almost formal and didn't want them. She was a good teacher and such a sharing person.


Digitalgran said...

What a lovely time you must have had Sandy. Your book is beautiful!

Sue Bleiweiss said...

beautiful book Sandy!