Thursday, September 22, 2011

Vintage Gluebook Swap at Green Paper

I signed up for the swap at Green Paper hosted by Mary Green.
You had to make six 5x7 pages to be swapped out by Mary.   She will be
making a book for each of the swappers , using old book covers for
our glue books.  We were to use old papers and images with no 3D decorations.
Since I belong to Mary's Green Paper Collage club  I had lots of vintage
images to use.   I used actual old papers for most of my backgrounds
and copied images for my focal points.  I used 140 lb watercolor paper
as my base paper, as suggested by Mary.  I made seven pages (an extra one for Mary),
and also decorated the backs.

This is the first one that I made as part of Mary's September challenge.
I followed the glue book rules so I could use it for the challenge and
the book.

Isn't she just the sweetest little girl?

I love to outline my cards, etc with a brown ink.
In fact, I just had to throw out my favorite coffee
bean brown stamp pad.  It was all ragged and had no
ink left in it.  I have never been able to find another
one that compares in color, even those called coffee bean
are not the same shade as my favorite was.

I thought she looked like an angel.  Perhaps
I should have given her wings.

I put the dairy coupon on this, because I
thought of her as the farmer's daughter.

I added the " little cable"  to look like an
arbor in the garden.

I used the actual Western (that really is a r and an n)
Union telegram  to show that this was an
important event for her.

This  is an example of one of the backs.

Check out Mary's blog Green Paper she has examples of
glue book pages that she has done.


Barbara DeLisle said...

wonderful pages

YokkoBears said...

All this pages are so special.

Kate said...

These are beautiful pages!


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