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.