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Meduza
« on: January 06, 2008 12:13:21 PM »

Hi all!  This is my first DIY project with poly clay.  I decided to make a recipe book and embellish the front with veggies.  Long story short, I figured how hard can it be to make veggies and after about a couple of weeks of trial and error, (I have real respect for those doing miniatures...lol) I finally finished the veggies.  Then it hit me, what the heck am I gonna do with them?!  So I figured I would put them on a recipe book cover and of course, I had to make that too.  It's still not quite finished.  I need to run the wire and will be doing the cover over again since the ink on the chipboard bled thru in the white, plus I still have all the recipe pages inside to cut and punch out. 

Nope, it's far from perfect but all in all, I liked what I seen enough to finish my project in the near future and it was a true learning experience. 

Shot of the front with all the veggies.  Cover is 5 3/4" x 8 1/2" and the background was printed to match the inside dividers and pocket envelopes. 


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Inside cover and first divider.  The inside cover has a pocket to keep a few things in.  Both pockets and dividers are made of cheap ole cardstock.  Backgrounds for the dividers are all different food themes but still matching.  Insides are 5 1/2 x 8 and let me tell you, lining up the tabs was a serious pain in my a$$.  I was actually trying to use the same graphics from the front on the backside too, but the program I was using and the printer just weren't jiving.  I compromised and settled for simple patterns and just worried about making the tabs match on both sides.   
 

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Open for suggestions and criticism.  Thanks for peeking  Wink
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« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2008 01:31:12 PM »

The cover is just adorable!!  The veggies look so great!
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« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2008 05:05:52 PM »

What a cute idea. Your vegetables look amazing!
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« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2008 05:53:19 PM »

The Veggies are Beautiful! Very well made!  My only suggestion would be to get one of those countertop book stands to put that baby on when you are done! It must be displayed! Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2008 09:17:26 PM »

My kitchen is decorated in veggies!!   I love this!!!!  Very good job!
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« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2008 12:44:40 AM »

This is awesome! It looks great, especially for the first time!
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« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2008 02:47:07 AM »

Thanks ladies  Grin  I have been working on stick barrettes this weekend.  After doing veggies, the barrettes were a piece a cake...lol  I will try to get them posted later. 
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« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2008 11:50:47 PM »

I love your choice in paper! Now I want to make a recipe book.
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« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2008 10:37:08 AM »

The background graphics used for the dividers, cover, & pocket envelopes were from the graphic program I used that is ancient.  It's called Print Artist and the version I used was 15.  There is a version 20 out now but it doesn't have near the graphics that this version has.   
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