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CarlieJoe
« on: March 01, 2013 10:19:06 AM »

This craftster challenge is the first to get me to participate. I have been thinking about having a book to collect my crafting ideas in. When I read the challenge, I immediately searched my bookshelves, but nothing was really perfect. Then I remembered a book I had somehow come across a few years ago. I don't know what it was for originally and where I found it, but I kept it because it was made so nicely with a really hard cover and nice binding. And a nice colour. I love blue. The inside left me at a loss though and I put it into a dark corner, where it still was, fortunately. And there even were a few old drawings inside that I had completely forgotten about.

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I painted 11 black quarters (2x2 cm) on the front and filled them with silver edding (which made a big silver blob at some point totally without warning. Fortunately, it was on the black space and I just painted it black again. Argh!!!)
I got the letters from a book with images by William Morris but didn't make a stencil. You can see how all the "I" are different.











Thank you for the challenge! I'm really happy with the outcome.
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« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2013 06:26:11 AM »

I like your ideas and that you used a book that really would have been overlooked. Also like the random way you place the items on the pages. Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2013 06:01:07 PM »

I love this!  What a great response to the challenge to do a craft project that will help you in future craft projects.  If I could figure out how to vote, I'd vote for this one!
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« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2013 06:51:37 PM »

What a smart, classy looking book- the colors really do get along swimmingly.
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« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2013 02:04:58 AM »

Love this! Agree with everyone's comments - great to use something overlooked, and to collect inspiration for the future. love the simplicity of this project
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CarlieJoe
« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2013 02:12:12 AM »

Thanks everyone! I use it almost every day, and the pages are filling up. Only problem is, i am surfing the net more than looking through magazines. Can't very well cut out things from my laptop, now, can I? And I don't want to print everything I like, so I started to draw again. That makes me happy, because I almost forgot it was a lot of fun to do!
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« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2013 06:03:50 AM »

It's time to vote!!  Is this your favorite entry in the challenge?  Vote for it here! Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2013 12:50:38 AM »

Thehee Grin I love that you used an old german electricians phone-connections book Grin
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« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2013 10:18:22 AM »

Yippieh, BirdBones! Finally I know what the purpose of it was! Even though I'm german, I couldn't figure it out. Should have googled :-)
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