Sunday, May 20, 2007

Mission accomplished


As a wedding gift for one of my oldest and dearest friends, I wanted to create a memory book of the wedding. For weeks I looked for just the right journal but couldn't find one that clicked. Then I thought, why not alter an old book? I found one in my collection that was the right size and started preparing it. When I noticed the title, from a quote by Red Hawk, well, it was perfect and I knew my intuition had steered me right again.



And so I disappeared to that place with no name and worked on the book over the last few days, sometimes obsessively, other times piecemeal. I covered it in purple silk (the bride's color). Today, it was finished! It's truly a labor of love, which is why it's only the second one I've done of its kind!



Have a happy Sunday!

8 comments:

  1. Beautiful!!!! The color is gorgeous! I have a feeling this won't be your last wedding memory book. ;)

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  2. Oh I just noticed your new banner look! Love it too! :) xxxooo

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  3. Such a beautiful, beautiful, heartfelt gift. Those are always the very best!!

    love the banner, I noticed it right off!!
    XOXO
    Love,
    Lisa

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  4. And what a lucky bride she is! A beautiful keepsake no doubt she'll always cherish. xo

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  5. P.S. - Beautiful new masthead! xo

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  6. I love altered books - I am in the middle of creating one for a good friend. And yes, I agree, they are truly a labour of love
    xox

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  7. Love your new banner Colette! And I am sure your friend will love this book (gorgeous color).

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  8. lovely gift!
    What was the books title?

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