Friday, October 3, 2008

Searitas Book

Here is the book I have been working on for my neighbor Searita. She was so happy when I gave it to her that she cried, then ordered 3 more books.
This is a gift for her mother. She wanted angels, leather, and accordians to represent her father. For the cover I did the Faux Seude tech because I think it looks and feels more like aged leather than the masking tape tech does. I also did it on a large piece of yellow/gold mulberry paper which really gave it the leather look. Dear Rockin Robin was kind enough to send me some wings she cut out of aluminum. They really worked for this. I swiped some white Stazon over them.
I wanted the words in the book to be Spanish. Several companies have Spanish greetings stamps, but not what I needed. Luckily- Innovative Stamp Creations had just what I needed. I only had to print out 2 words that were not on the plate. The cover reads You're Unforgettable. I also got help from Sonia D. because I do not speak or read Spanish. She helped me with the words I needed to type up and print out. Also gave me leads on Spanish newspapers I used for the back ground papers, and for some other embellies I will probably use in the next 3 books :o)
This page has the only photo she has of her father. The top reads Our love is eternal. The other words are husband, father, grandfather, and Love.
Sheet music is from I Brake For Stamps. I picked up the Notes at The Rubber Room, but don't know who made them. The word is Memories from Innovative Stamp Creations.
Normally I like to have 3 pages in these books. But after 2 pages I was stumped. I just didn't know enough about this man. But I thought the Mexican flag would be a nice addition to the book. And of course another angel, since the only other angel is a charm on the cover. I had a really hard time finding free clip art angels that might work. Angels are all so different! But I had this SU stamp so I stamped her on vellum, colored her from the back and sprinkled glitter over the front. Searita was happy with her! The words on this page read Thinking of You.


Gerrie Johnnic said...

Just beautiful!

JP Card Crazy said...

Great book...a lot of work went into this and it shows!