Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Keeper Of Fragments

I have been busy on my book … I did a little aging on the pages I showed before and I have added a couple more pages. I deleted some the old posts so I could add the updated photos and put everything so far in one spot.



This is just inside the cover and under the little buttoned door is some special wording I added.


The lullaby page has been aged. I added the rolled up lullaby's in the pocket, and the cherub. The little butterfly pin has been replaced with the little stork pin I found in California. I still need to add some wording above the little picture of me as a baby. I think it needs to go along with the lullaby theme. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.


This is also a picture of me as a toddler. I just love the old Sears ad for teddy bears! It has also been aged a little and the other side is now finished. I traced a baby shoe onto leather and cut it out. Then I stitched it and aged it to look like the sole of an old shoe. I even used my dremel to make it look as though a little foot had worn its imprint into the leather.


This has to be my favorite pages so far. Since One of my favorite childhood memories is taking "naps" with my sister. As soon as my mother shut the door, out would come our dolls and we would play until we finally fell asleep. I think my mother knew we were not really napping :)) . Since I did not have any pictures of my sister and I napping I used an old post card photo and photo shopped our faces onto it. Then I printed it on photo paper and spray glued it to matt board. I think once the edges were done with a brown paint marker, it looked as good as the original. While in California I came across some little notes that my sister and I had passed during church when I was small. I plan to put a pocket under the little "sisters" mini book and tuck them inside.


This is me as a teen ... yes it is photo shopped again :)) The picture is on a hinge that folds out and the speller opens up to a faux chalkboard. If you click on the montage on the left side bar it will show that.


This is me as a young adult. The compact opens up to a lovely poem that is a play on a name. My given name is Joyce but my family call me Inka.





This is the wedding page. It features a picture of hubby and I. The little velum envelope has a marriage certificate in it. A reproduction antique of course with our real names but the witnesses are my Grandparents who are no longer with us.

This page is a tribute to love, a promise to be forever true and to always remember.


The back of the book :)

18 comments:

Dawn said...

Stunning.... and I love the name of your book, so right xxx

Paula Clare said...

This is SO GORGEOUS! I hope you'll put a tutorial on the website somewhere...It's WONDERFUL!

Carolyn said...

It's beautiful, Inka. I really like how it turned out and it is only the beginning of great pages yet to come.

kiwicarole said...

This is gorgeous! Love the fact that it's very textual, it makes you want to pick it up and run your hands over it! Just lovely!
carole ;)

Kathy Eddy said...

This is just fabulous Inka. Great job on it. Kathy Eddy

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You’re book looks dashing. You have a very sophisticated taste.

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Your book is beautiful I like the heavenly kind of theme. Gorgeous!

Mystic Rose said...

What an exceptional piece! I too would love to see a tutoral with each how to step!

Bell Book and Candle Mixed Media Artist said...

This is truly awe inspiring...how about a lesson.
You are so talented. It makes me wonder if I will "ever" get there...

Cynthia(Cindy)Powell said...

Absolutely fabulous book! Love all the finer details you have added.

scrapandstamp said...

Absolutely beautiful!!

C'est Magnifique said...

Oh MY! This book is absolutely gorgeous! I especially love the faux baby shoe sole, it looks so real!! I can't wait to see more pages of your beautiful book!

Kas said...

beautiful!!!!!!

peggy gatto said...

Your book is simply exquisite!!! I would love to be able to touch it!
Thanks for your spponflower vote!!!

Pallas said...

I just LOVE your fragment book - it is stunning!

Judy said...

Your book is sensational - it looks so nice and textural - would love to see it irl.

6p00e0098c5b8c8833 said...

OMG Inka - this is STUNNING!

janita mantel said...

what an amazing book, i love it