Thursday, October 22, 2009

Cuttlebug Be Inspired #54 - The Card Becomes Sketchbook (Felicitarea devine caiet de schite)

Hi everyone. I am glad I could keep my promise and show you my new sketchbook. I only went to bed after I finished it last night, but I needed good light to photograph it. Luckily the sun is back and I was home just in time to catch the last rays this afternoon.

Salut. Ma bucur ca am reusit sa va arat noul meu caiet de schite dupa cum am promis. Aseara nu am mers la culcare pana nu l-am terminat, insa imi trebuia lumina buna sa-l fotografiez. Din fericire s-a intors soarele si la noi, iar dupa-masa am ajuns acsa la timp sa prind ultimele raze.

This is the cover. As you can see, I changed it a bit: added the word "don't" very small before haunt, accented the word "art" with my Sakura glaze pen, added that beautiful fleur de lis glimmer glass from Tattered Angels, sanded the cuttlebug embossed fleur de lis and added just a little bit of extra glimmer mist (Tattered Angels).

Aceasta este coperta. Dupa cum observati, am facut cateva mici modificari: am adaugat cuvantul "don't" ('nu') deasupra lui "haunt" ('bantui'), am accentuat cuvantul "art" cu Sakura glaze pen, am adaugat o bucata de glimmer glass de la Tattered Angels, am slefuit fleur de lis de la cuttlebug si am mai adaugat putin glimmer mist (Tattered Angels).

Front cover detail:
glimmer glass fleur de lis from Tattered Angels.

Detaliu coperta fata: glimmer glass fleur de lis de la Tattered Angels.

Front cover detail:
cuttlebug embossed fleur de lis

Detaliu coperta fata: fleur de lis de la cuttlebug

Coptic stich
for the spine. I really love this binding technique! It allows you to transform a book into a work of art. And to think it was invented 2n'd century AD...

Cusatura "coptic" care imi place foarte mult pentru ca poti face o asta din legarea cartii. Si cand te gandesti ca a fost inventata in secolul al II-lea d.Hr.

Hand torn pages.
I asked my husband "Don't you find it weird that in a house with 2 paper trimmers someone would tear pages by hand?" Well, he was too busy taking apart a broken laptop to answer.

Pagini rupte cu mana. In timp ce lucram l-am intrebat pe sotul meu: "Nu ti se pare ciudat ca am doua ghilotine dar rup hartia cu mana?" Nu am primit raspuns pentru ca era prea ocupat sa faca bucati un laptop defect.

Inside pages
are excellent quality Canson sketch paper (90 g/sm).

Paginile sunt hartie Canson pentru schite de o calitate excelenta (90 g/mp).

Back cover.
I really love Tattered Angels craft paper packaging. Their designs are gorgeous so I hand cut this fleur de lis from the package and added it to my sketchbook. Click on the image to see larger. The wording really matches my book.

Copera spate. Mi-a placut foarte mult ambalajul de la Tattereed Angels si am decupat acest fleur de lis pe care l-am lipit pe dosul caietului. Textul care il insoteste se potriveste de minune cu caietul meu.


Quick tip:

While making my sketchbook I had an idea: I have several cards that I received from friends. They all sit in a box and I look at them from time to time but not anymore because I am going to transform them into little books that I can use every day.

If you decide to use this tip please leave me a link so I can see what you have done.

In timp ce lucram la caietul meu de schite mi-a venit o idee: Am cateva felicitari la care tin mult primite de la prietene si care stau intr-o cutie. As putea sa le transform in carnetele pe care sa le folosesc toata ziua la scris sau la desenat.


Cindy said...

Meda, this came out fabulous!! and your idea to use cards as book covers is super idea!

Tonya said...

Nicely done.

TexasGrammy said...

This binding looks so very professional, Meda! Your gradient colors on the cover are beautiful ... The rich tones are perfect for you! The lighting was just perfect for catching the quality of the papers too. Great timing!

Sweet thoughts for a sweet weekend coming your way,

Shantaie said...

Meda, this is a wonderful project, you are as much an artist as you are a card designer!

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