The theme I chose was leaves and the first two seasons of spring and summer I organized on Tuesday. They have most of the earlier pages except for the beaded one which really makes the first attempts rather amateurish. lol
The challenge has been to reconcile my first attempts with my later improvements!
This is all about windows. I was also trying to get more sewn pages included.
I did remember to position the window for viewing from both sides but somehow it didn't line up exactly. :O
So... I actually tried to daub over a wall stencil for ivy. I'm glad it isn't on my wall, but it is better.
I so carefully tried to keep a few pages for lessons that I now have to think of fillers to fill them. I did not do a zippered page , nor did I do a pop up. So maybe that is why. I started looking around for leaf things and these two note pages gave me an idea.
And again, just lots of filler stuff, doodles, stamps, smudges and some tape.
So a 'thought I was done" page ...
... is in for some tweaking.
And while not a 'work of art' it plays better with all the other pages.
This was a mess and if one doesn't give up...
I thought I was home free and then an easy 'white out' pen to line a swirl stencil fiascoed! ooh! I was pressing to get a fatter line and, well! Another creative solution. ;^)
Indoor house plants to contrast the white wilderness!
The last two pages and I fussy cut some vellum leaves and glued them down with gel on top of a barely dried page that I'd gessoed and then added colour on top of.
That leaves, (oye, pardon the unintended pun LOL ) only a wee bit more tweaking, and the inside back cover which may be the place for my polymer leaves. I want to add a fancy book mark and some dangly stuff. The beaded edge feels kinda lonesome. But hopefully I can get to that for Friday although the grand kiddies are waving from afar! :} Friday I'll show some of my better pages and not just my fixer uppers. ;^)
I'm linking to Altered Book Lover, who has links to some of the other books as well as all the lessons posted in her side bar under Bleubeard's handsome picture. Each lesson has links to the participants. I am also posting to The Needle and Thread Network who are probably wondering if I'm ever going to get back to my sewing machine. Oh dear, Nina is blowing kisses!