Thursday, 9 April 2009

Celebrating Spring Time - with a Bind it All Mini Book

The April showers stopped and the sun came out - and the spring colours looked amazing.

Fresh greens of the new foliage, shades of yellow and orange of daffodils and narcissi, and the pale blue of the Forget-me-nots with little yellow middles.

So this is the way I see Spring. The arrival of birds which migrated elsewhere for winter, and the first sign of hoverflies and bees.

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For this note book I used 1/2inch Bind-it-all silver O wires. Luscious lemon ribbons. I cut out the covers from mountboard, used fabulous K&Co paper, which I scanned and altered the colours to yellows. I inked the edges with deep green, and coloured the paper frames I cut out to tone in with all the colours.

I made the paper flower embellishment, inspired by yellow and white Hellebores (Christmas Roses) in my garden, with a drip of rain in their centre.

This is the outer back cover of the little notebook.

And the inside covers.


Momiji said...

lovely spring feel to it..and the flower is a nice accent too

Anonymous said...

Very spring like indeed Lottie.
love those papers ;o) they are gorgeous to work with arent they.This is a beautiful little book....and who ever gets this is very lucky.

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

Yessssss...brilliant. Love how your work is becoming looser and more flowing. This portrays spring beautifully.
Thankyou so much for the Easter card...wishing you and your family a very Happy Easter and hoping the Easter bunny brings an egg or two for that gorgeous grandson of yours xx

LazyKay said...

Oh, that's SO juicy, it made my mouth water. Lovely colours.