I was in the bookstore the other day to pick up the Annie Proulx books I had ordered - and while chatting with the owner, I picked up some travel guides for our next trip, and left the store with 5 books - happy about that, even though I am desperately looking for space to store all my wonderful ownings!
Upon leaving the shop, however, this book caught my eye:
... and I told my husband he might give me that as a present whenever he feels like giving me a present. But in the following week, I kept thinking about the book and eventually I just bought it. The pictures of the author's amazing creations are already a joy for the eye, but I was very eager to start working with it. I do have quite a number of books that I won't read anymore and used them for scrapbooking or photoshootings before. After getting a couple of materials (scalpel, decent lineal and glue), I tried to make one of the flowers. Working with book pages really demands precision and concentration, but I am quite content with the result:
I was really impressed by the 3D collage, and even though it said 3/3 stars of difficulty, I wouldn't be me if I wouldn't take a challenge, so I started off. It took me a few tries and new starts, but then in the end I got the flow - and spent a nice couple of hours crafting on the balcony. What do you think? I love it!