Friday, April 23, 2010
AFTCM Collaborated Book Swap
This most recent swap I participated in was a doozy. Different groups had diff themes, and everyone came away with a book consisting of pages created by different members of that group. All the recipient of the group had to create was the front and back covers, to complete their books.
The theme I chose for my book was, Frogs ~n~ Snails ~n~ Puppy Dog Tails. I fully intended my book to be for boys, as I feel like our boys get the short end of the crafting, paper crafting and decorative art worlds.
I wasn't sure WHAT I would do, but I wanted my book to have that "back in the day" feel ... like the board books I had so many of. Once I received all my pages - I realized I could really make it for my son, and turn it into a journal for him.
Once he saw the pages - he loved it - and he especially loved writing with one of my white journaling pens!!LOL
Now, I'm not going to post the pics of the pages he has already written on - he'd kill me - so I took pics of the pages BEFORE he started his journaling.
I thought all the ladies did a great job with the pages. I added pics that my son chose ... and on those pages, he'll do his journaling.
Front and Back Covers that I did using chipboard, some great patterned paper I had (sorry can't remember who it's by), Anna Griffin ink for the edges, twine and some rings I had. I didn't use my cinch, because there was still one set I hadn't received when I put it together.