It's Week 2 at Summer of Color, and I'm loving the color prompt this week. Orange & hot pink!!. Reminds me so much of last year's Strawberry/Orange Sorbet :). I need badly one now. Hope the weather is improving from being so hot, dry and hazy the last few days.
This week I made a tinier gratitude book :). Dedicated to the beautiful tropical flowers we have here, especially the hibiscus. Do you know, hibiscus is the Malaysian National Flower?. Yup, just like Hawaii.
The front. This book measures only 2" x 3".
I used a strip of wide-cotton lace, a small plastic tag holder and fabric-scrap ribbon to make the book.
Folded lace ribbon a few times and sewn in the middle to make it open like a book.
Sewn the pages to the plastic tag holder, then embellished with pearls. [I had first stamped the plastic tag holder with gesso].
Gesso'ed front cover.
Read about how to stamp gesso on plastic, here :).
Secured the ribbon closure with cross-stitches at the back.
A simple bow for closure.
Let's take a peek inside my book;
Greetings from a hibiscus!.
Painted with watercolor (orange & fuschia), then doodled over with a black pen. Back-stitches for the stigma, gold & pearl beads for the stamen :).
Running stitches to highlight the words from old book pages.
Handmade embellishment; gauzy linen peppered with gold & pearl beads. Easy, does it?. You may already have them in your stash :). I'm all inspired by talented artists @ Lets Get Trendy Now!3. So many ideas of making your own embellishments and you could win cool prizes if you play along their challenges too!.
Add tiny pink beads on the circle for dimension.
Another hibiscus, to end the pages with.
The very last page.
That's it. I hope you'd try making these tiny books, they are so FUN to make :). Thank you for visiting and your sweet comments on my gratitude book last week. It's wonderful to see what everyone made, will come to see you again soon :). Until then, have a great week!. HUGS.
p/s: Let's Get Trendy Now!3 challenges is running till end of the month, come join us! :).