Monday, October 3, 2011

Seasons Book

Covers.  The front has T!m Holtz fragments with
elements from the seasonal pages.  The spine
is covered with lace.  Since each page is a version
of the dress form, I put them in the seasonal
colors on the back cover.
Since I finished the Girly Girls book, I have been wanting to make one of my own design so I set out to make one that was more like an book and not accordian fold but still used the envelopes for the pages.  I came up with this design (second try but still not perfect). I made envelope type pages that could hold tags that would have the name of the season on them since there is no words on each page.  The pages are made from cardstock.  Since there wasn't a flap on the side to form the spine, I added one to each of the pages.  I also made the space between the pages 1/4" so the book would close, but I like my pages chunky!

Each page features a die cut from the T!m Holtz Sewing Room Sizzix Die and "dressed" for the season.
I started with Spring since that is my favorite season.  Flowers are punched whti MS punches as is the robin on the left page.  The flowers are mulburry paper and were a gift from my friend Tery.  The green dress form has an embossed overlay that was done as a test form Flirty Flora's base.  Could also have been another alternative to the modeling paste!

The backgrounds of the summer pages are stamped, embossed then inked.  The left has music, the right lace.  The right dress form is some lovely paper from a stack Once Upon A Time.  The corners are a Sizzix die as are the leaves.  The butterfly is T!m Holtz die, Cuttlebug embossing folder and cut from vellum.  The dress form with wings(T!m Holtz die) was inked then covered with lace and a fabric flower die cut was used for the skirt.  The roses are from Sizzix and Dienamics dies.  The purple butterfly is the new 3 part EK Sucess punch cut from Vellum on a TH fence treated with Crackle.  The smaller butterflies are from graphic45 Steampunk Debutante papers. 
Autumn has punched leaves, the base on the left is the T!m Holtz branch tree.  Rosettes from Sizzix dies as are the pumpkins.  The spray of leaves is the new T!m Holtz strip die.  The dress form on the right is covered with mulberry leaves also a gift from Tery and the twine on it is actually silk unraveled from a jacket.  I just inked the backgrounds a little - the papers are from the Luxery Stack.
Winter pages.  Martha Stewart snowflake punches.  The skirt is one of the new EK Success Quilling punches.  The pine trees are embossed, inked then cut from a T!m Holtz embossing folder.  the pine sprays are a Uchida punch.  The flowers are sizzix die cuts from a sizzix die cut from metallic papers. 
The tags from the book.


Judy Cantrell said...

Fabulous Book!

Leonie said...

Exquisite Stephanie! A treat for the eyes.

ruthanne said...

Stephanie, It is great! Thanks for sharing.

Laura said...

Stunning, gorgeous. What a tremdous amount of work you put into this. It's fantastic.

Connie said...

Very pretty book. So colorful and so much texture. Yummy!

Shashi Nayagam said...

What a beautiful book!

Marjie Kemper said...

Wow! This is absolutely gorgeous. Such amazing texture and variety on each page. Beautiful!