Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Thoughts on Heaven - Mini Tag Book

As I have said, I had a LOT of left over paper and embellishments with the Bo Bunny Madeleine collection.  So I decided to make a little tag book.
Once I gathered all the leftovers I realized it was going to be beautiful!  So I thought about what photos I wanted to put in it.  The more I thought, the more I felt strongly that this should be a little faith journal.  I haven't done any faith journaling, so this was my first attempt at it. 
 I had all of these frames left over, so I started out cutting them out, which took me through a couple of old episodes of "Castle."  Then I use Ranger Texture Paste and the Tim Holtz Gothic layering stencil, to add this raised pattern to the front of the tags, and I LOVE IT!
Once the texture paste was dry I went over all the tags with Antique Linen Distress Stain.  Then I added a little color on each tag with Wild Honey Distress Ink and Victorian Velvet Distress Ink and went around the outside edge of each tag with Pumice Stone Distress Ink.
 I adore the tags.  Absolutely love how they turned out.  I think they are so beautiful! This is by far my favorite stencil of all of Tim's designs.
My next step was to make the covers.  I cut extra pink paper out with the Tim Holtz Tag and Bookplate Die, then added some fussy cut birds and stickers from the paper pack as well as a Prima flower and Prima Say It In Pearls.
 My inspiration for this book is chronicled here.  After my sister died, I started studying Heaven and it was so incredibly comforting! I even made a Heaven board on Pinterest and started putting things in there like quotes, Bible verses, verses from hymns etc.  So I went through that and pulled some that I really loved and put them in here.
I chose to use my own handwriting on the pages with frames, 
because this is a very personal mini book for me and I wanted it to feel personal.

 The back sides of all of the tags have left over patterned paper from the Bo Bunny collection, and have some of the quotes and things that I pinned into my Pinterest board. They don't all match perfectly, but if you read them, and take in their meaning as a whole, the mini book flows together beautifully.

This was a last minute project in an attempt to use up the rest of the paper I was given in the collection. I was so surprised when it was done that I loved it so much.  It is small, but it is full of meaning and blesses my heart.

1 comment:

Bobbi said...

I love looking a this little gem of a book. What a comfort we have in Christ Jesus.