Friday, January 8, 2010

KSS Crew Challenge # 21 -- A Stitch in Time 2

I said in my previous post that sewing wasn't my thing. Well, there is one exception. I love making books and that often requires stitching to keep the signatures together. So yesterday I put together a book. I am a long time member of Club Scrap/Stamp, and this was a book kit included in one of the kits. It had an accordian fold spine holding the pages. The spine was stitched to bands holding the covers together.  To me, the cover paper was very rustic. There was some decorative (and functional) detail on the cover, but I wanted to add my own touch. The Kitchen Sink Giant Sunflower stamp was perfect. I used all Adirondack inks -- lemonade, sunshine yellow, butterscotch, rust, and expresso for the flower head and willow, clover, and bottle for the stems and leaves. I love it when a new stamp set, a project, and a challenge come together.

5 comments:

Lisa Somerville said...

What a great book, and a clever way to incorporate the Sewing Challenge. Looks like you've mastered the Kitchen Sink Stamps images - you're doing wonderfully with them! Thanks for playing along with this months challenge.

Diana said...

I like the way you did this book - I just bought this kit from Flojo on CS - just don't have the instructions.

Anita R said...

Another great project!. Your colours are so different but work really well with your sunflower image.!

Kitchen Sink Stamps said...

Beautiful book Barbara ... and a very creative approach to the challenge! Awesome job! :)

Connie M. said...

Oh so beautiful! I just LOVE the papers your paired this flower with! Thanks so much for playing!!