I've another piece using a recycled Cheese crackers box for Alison aka Craftytrog theme this month Recycle and Collage at AJJ and I must admit I really enjoyed making this particular one, probably as it was on one of the days we had recently that was more like summer than spring and that seemed to fire up my mojo too.
I covered my cracker box with some glossy pages from a wine magazine and gessoed over that.
Then I scribbled over the page with water soluble pastels and then gessoed over that to blend colours.
I found some left over flower diecuts and tore up a scrap of pinky/mauve craft paper and wrote the words - Summer in Spring seemed quite appropriate to describe the weather.
Finished with lots of doodling and shading and addition watercolour splashes.
And at last the Tulips are blooming
And the good weather is bringing the birds back to the garden
The Goldfinch seems to be a regular visitor at present and hopefully nesting somewhere nearby
And do you remember the grey faux leather I was going to make another Traveller's Notebook with?
Well, for several weeks I had been putting off cutting it up in case I messed it up - and then Dave pointed out to me that if I did happen to mess it up - so what, it's not the end of the world I could get some more fabric and start again :) duh - silly me!
And so I (carefully) measured and cut the fabric to make a mini book to fit my handbag
I love the traveller's notebook style as it is easy to add and change pages which are held in by elastic cords.
Next project is to make an A5 size one as there is plenty of material left to use up.
OK that's all for now.
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