It's the final week at Summer of Color 3. The winning color Sage & Sepia, seemed to be mimicking what we all are feeling, gloomy almost. Though, I had fun these few weeks playing along with all of you.
Book for Week 6; measures 2" X 2".
In the world today, they are still much suffering but things are changing fast, for the better. You can almost feel the hope and the happiness that greet us on both sides of any road we're taking. We only need to look :).
I'm thankful for the gifts of life. The friendship, the inspiration and the joy from visiting you :). My book this week, is a tribute for these bounty.
A hint of green, underneath brown lace.
Folded signatures sewn in the middle, decorated with lace and tiny beads at the spine.
If my books inspire you to look at things with your heart-mind, or feel a brief of joy and comfort ... I've done the job here.
Shall we take a peek inside?.
I hand-stitched words again, truly a fun thing to do.
My pages read; "I am thankful for the gifts of life".
I stamped mint green acrylic paint on the linen.
Added green satin cloth, in between linen pages.
Flowers on the ribbon add cheer on the otherwise sedate page.
Dry branches in the wind.
Doodle-stitched dry twigs.
If you like to try doodle stitching, I recommend you to check out delightful books by Aimee Ray at the link here.
Smudgy last page :).
The lady sitting in lotus position (or Padmasana), was done in watercolor. The beads halo implies contemplative prayer.
What a sight to enjoy when all is done.
And, I made a storage for these tiny books. I decided to alter an old make-up case which I found at the flea market months ago. I don't have a tutorial for it yet, but I'll share soon.
Remember this?. Read more about it here.
After a little paint, stamping, decoupage and distressing;
I had to add 'climbing roses', it's summer after all.
Can you see my books got thicker each week?.
Six cubes of delights, tucked nicely in the case.
A bagful of gratitude :).
That's it for this week. Again, much LOVE and thank you for dearest Kristin. Such graceful host, as always. Thank you dear friends for beautiful inspiration every week :). HUGS.