Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Booked

Lately all of my creative efforts have been going in a more artsy direction. I've done a lot with the art journal and learning new things that I've tried on other projects.

One of the things I did was make a little book. When I say little I do mean little. It measures 3 3/4 x 2 3/4 and is made from one piece of paper. You can find a tutorial for the basic book on Splitcoast Stampers

After making the book I started decorating the pages. For this one I used mostly markers.

The front cover

And the inside pages
I used the saying that Connie used on the tag attached to my giveaway prize.

I had the help of printables and rubber stamps for this one.



And this one is my favorite. I love the bright sunny colors. The Think Happy Be Happy is a stamp and the words on the opposite page I wrote on a piece of paper, cut them out and glued them on the page. The yellow and orange was done with marker and the off white color is paint that I dabbed on with my finger. The dark red circles on the left hand page was a straw that I dipped into paint. Lastly I used a pencil to add some shadow around the words.

21 comments:

Ginny Hartzler said...

Wow, you used so many different kinds of art medium on this tiny book. So pretty and special.

Deb Riddell said...

Fabulous little book Ann, so colourful and filled with great messages and images!

Duni said...

That is the cutest little book, Ann! I love the saying and the happy pages in the last photo :)

crafty cat corner said...

You're so right about being creative each day, they say it raises the serotonin levels and I'm sure it does, I know I feel a whole lot better when I'm making things.
Briony
x

Christine said...

I'm glad that we can express our creativity and still be happy even if it's not perfect! That's why I love your little book! Great job!

Hootin' Anni said...

Wow....such talent! I'm lovin' it Ann.

MadSnapper said...

this is really cute and I can't tell how small it is by looking, so good you gave us the size. my favorite page is the last one. a real strawberry? did you eat it?

Out on the prairie said...

Fun little book, I always like miniatures.

Grace said...

Love all the happy colors!

Marie said...

I love those bright cheerful colors as well. :) you are such an artist! I also like that first drawing under your pinterest items on the side bar. Looks like a bouquet of hearts?

Connie said...

Good Morning Ann, I like your little book, what a fun project. I'm happy that you liked my tag enough to reuse my quote :)
Have a happy day.
Connie :)

Mariodacatsmom said...

You are so very creative, and you put fun into all your projects. I love your little book.

Sandee said...

Love them all and especially the last one. You are so crafty. I so wish I was.

Have a terrific day. My best to Gibbs. ♥♥♥

marie said...

I LOVE THIS! Your favorite is my favorite! I'm going to try that straw dipping idea for sure!
I think you should consider changing "iannieam" to "iannieamartsy"! Now there's a mouthful!!

Marg said...

Those are all terrific. I like them all. What a great book that is. Have a Happy Tuesday.

Helen said...

very cute indeed. Faye would love to make this little book.

BeadedTail said...

How fun and cheery! I have no idea how you think of all the different things to do but it always turns out fabulous!

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

Love your tiny little book! And I am impressed by your creative designs throughout each page!

Your new blog look is so perfect. The heading is the best :)

Reeni said...

These little books make me happy! So cute!

Antonella said...

I love the fact that the book is filled with your personality, from the quirky, fun sayings to the various styles and art!
Hugs,
Antonella :-)

Sharkbytes said...

Such creative fun! And I like "When life gives you hands..."

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