Thursday, March 25, 2010

March Pass

Hi all,
Here is the spread I did in Penny's interesting women book. A shrine of Frida, with a thread of purple. I used gel bead medium to cover the wings on the left page. I then outlined in gold stickles. I used a handmade paper for the inside of the doors - to reinforce and for durability. I used super tacky tape to make the blue lines on the doors and put embossing powder over to give it a leathery look. The piece under the Frida oval on the left page is also done this way to make it look like an old piece of leather, but I used brown embossing powder.
The Frida oval is made from chip board and painted. I used gold stickles to make dots around the oval for dimension.
Enjoy,
Leann





Friday, February 26, 2010

February pass

Hello there,
This is my entry for February pass. I had the alphabet book. In the spirit of Valentine's day I did the letter L.
Here is the spread.
Hope everyone is working on there books. When you get the chance post some pics so we can have a show and tell.
Thanks,
Leann




Saturday, January 16, 2010

The Art of the Fan



Here are my two spreads in Sally's book....the full descriptions are on my blog.

Friday, January 15, 2010

January Pass

Hi Everyone.
Hope you are having a great time in the books you are doing. This is a spread I did in Corrine"s "Nature" book.

The background is ink straight from the pad.
Flowers are in layers.......
1. Rub-ons
2. Book pages cut with deckle edge scissors then inked on edges.
3. same as two just cut smaller
4. buttons
5. jewels
6. Used my plum sharpie to draw in some stems.
a stamp of lace on the bottom edge.

the butterfly is in two layers.
1. cut out butterfly glued to page
2. cut out butterfly and glued body down. Raised wings to give it a 3D effect and take flight.


Wednesday, December 9, 2009


Hi all! Here is my spread in Leann's book...it was a lot of fun!
I pulled up one of the digital backgrounds I've been creating, printed it on my laser printer, and created this altered book spread with the inspiration of all that sizzling color! The paper doll theme of this book was perfect for the witchy dancer...altered from THESE which I got last Fall from Ten Two Studios. (I used legs from these paper dolls.) The text I cut from an old Nancy Drew book (Quest of The Missing Map), if you are interested ...:)

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Kathy Martin's book

Hi gang - I've uploaded the 2 spreads I did in Kathy's book to my TypePad blog.
Saves uploading twice...hope you like them!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Music to My EARS




Hello All:
Here are my pages for Corrine's book. I enjoyed her theme so much that I completed three spreads. I chose three different types of music. First, Cole Porter, whose songs sound as good today as when they were first written. Second, Boogie Woogie Piano. These pages show the spread of this musical style beginning in Texas, and traveling with workers on the trains to the North. Boogie Woogie fascinated Piet Mondrian: this painting is called Broadway Boogie Woogie. The yellow lines represent the yellow taxi cabs in New York. Finally, I illustrated the waltz. The page on the right side is from a dance instruction manual; I found it on the Library of Congress site.


Sheila J