When I saw Brian's Evolving book on the Paper Artsy blog I knew straight away that this was the kind of book I needed!
I wanted something I could add to and something where I could remove pages easily too - I sometimes like to sketch while I am out and there isn't always room for a sketchbook. It also means that I could use papers for collage and add them too.
I hadn't really thought about it until recently but right from being at school when we had a choice of mint green, orange or turquoise dresses I have always loved blue and all shades of green so I didn't have to wear an orange one!
I started with blobs of PA Fresco paints on what used to be a little cardboard package which I cut in half and neatened up a bit. I spread the paint with an old loyalty card and when it had dried added some stamping with some of Seth Apter's stamps and some of Lin Brown' stamps.
The front and back covers - outsides
The front and back covers - insides
At this point the light was beginning to fail so no more photos until I had finished.
I used Brian's idea of using PA Minis stamps at first but as I was using some scraps of under paper which already had other stamping on I just kept picking out parts of the sets I already had out and added some Lynne Perella ones too.
I finally ended up with something I was happy with and added some papers.
The front cover - as you can see I added other scraps too - including part of a scarf the was originally intended for the charity shop.
The back cover - I added a scrap from an Infusions experiment and some green gauze. The whole book is tied together with a frayed strip from the scarf.
The inside - front
The inside - back (I told you the light was going!)
Now I am looking forward to using it.
I would like to enter the challenge at Paper Artsy -Challenge 11 - 'Books'
I would also like to enter at Country View Challenges where the theme is Blues and Greens
Thanks for looking, Chris