'What you do speaks so loudly, I can't hear what you say.'
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sunday, 28 February 2021

 This was the first book I made this year, in my quest to explore different ways of adding pages or bindings. I've made 4 since then...😊 but this is my favourite so far. I played with gluing pages back to back, using my favourite mixed media cardstock, which is quite thick. It worked beautifully, until I decided to add a little 'spine' to the cover, so that they'd fit better... it was very slightly too wide, so the back page and the cover split the pages a little on the fold. I still love the book, so I haven't attempted to fix it, although I did cover the spine with washi tape, inked to blend with the background.  It's a slimline format, which I love, and a nice change from the square/rectangular ones I've been making. Can you see the cracks? Such a shame because the thicker card works so much better.

I can't find the back cover - maybe I deleted it by accident 😕 I'll get a photo and upload it. You'll notice my fave colour combo in the above last two pages, as on the journal cover I just uploaded in the previous post. 
I love this slimline format and always enjoy using this card, despite it being thicker and not as easy to fold, despite scoring multiple times!

Linking to
Simon Says Stamp Mondays, Anything but a card
Paperbabe Challenges, Anything Goes
Always Fun Challenges, Slimline cards (several, made into a book 😉)
Allsorts Challenge, Anything Feminine Goes
We Love 2 Create, Anything Mixed Media Goes
More Mixed Media, ATG - optional Red

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10 very kind comments from lovely people:

pearshapedcrafting said...

Oh Cath! I love this tiny book -it may have it's little imperfections but it's content can't be be beaten! The colours and backgrounds are fabulous and those Janet Klein figures really are so cute! Hugs, Chrisx

Kathleen said...

A fabulous collection of pages, great images, backgrounds and stunning colours. Thank you for joining our 'Feminine' challenge at Allssorts.

Kath x

brenda said...

Such a fun and girly creation Cath, thanks so much for joining us at Allsorts 'Feminine' challenge this week.

Hope you are OK and mu apols for being absent of late, MS flare up, very poorly doggie so craft time limited.

B x

My name is Erika. said...

I have also been on a minibook addiction lately. They are such fun, and I like how they can be made fairly quickly. I love yours. Its so whimsical and fun. Those Janet Klein figures are just perfect too. I am also quite taken with them. Thanks for the inspiration Cath. Hugs-Erika

Ellibelle said...

Such wonderful pages, Cath. Loving all the details on each and fun colors!
Thanks so much for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge this week where it's all about feminine creations!!
Ellibelle's Corner

María said...

These pages are awesome, those backgrounds are wonderful and I love all the colour combinations. Great job. María, xx

Mervi said...

Cute and fabulous pages.
Thank you for sharing at Allsorts;-))m

Neet said...

Just seen this page lurking on my screen. I really thought I had. commented on your book so apologies as it has been here a couple of days. It is lovely.
Love all of your pages and the shape is different too which all adds to the beauty of it. Obviously my first peek was at your backgrounds, you know how much I love those and then I read each page and looked dat the characters. A smashing book Cath.
Hugs, Neet xx
ps the one I sent to you - I did not know how to do a cover for it as the spine is a problem when you fold it back to clip it open with all four rooms. Did err though in that I forgot to put a magnet on! x

Jackie Cornfield said...

This has come together beautifully!
Love this entry, thank you for sharing with Creatalicious.
Good luck, we all hope to see you and your wonderful creations again!
Stay safe and well.
Jackie DT member.

Irmelin Eriksson said...

So fabulous these pages are. Thanks for joining us this month at We Love 2 Create. Hugs from DT-Irre