Friday, September 4, 2009

book of play

you may have already heard the buzz in blogland....julie pritchard's new classes have begun! i've seen so many wonderful things from all of you who took her "layer love" class, that when she offered this class about making books, i couldn't resist signing up! it's been a while since i've created any new books, so i couldn't wait to watch julie's videos, get my supplies out, start sewing up the book block....

and then make the covers out of this paste paper that i painted a few months ago....it seems to feed this creative appetite that i'm having for the color orange these days!

julie recommends using fabriano paper for the text pages (which is fabulous paper!), but i decided to use this watercolor paper in my stash. the word "play" was written with my pentel colorbrush....it's definitely one of my favorite toys!

i was pretty nervous punching the holes into the cover so i could do a little hand-stitching....once you punch that first hole, though, you get pretty fearless and just go for it!
thanks, julie.... i'm already looking forward to next week's class!

25 comments:

Staci Danford said...

I just adore your lettering and your simple style of whimsy... Makes me grin every single time without fail..
Staci

Ludid said...

the color choice sure brightens up my day; the stiching on the cover gives it some personality as well

PrairiePeasant said...

Sounds like a fun class, and your book is so bright and whimsical! If you have a moment, drop me a line about how you connected with her. I click on her link and it's "invitation only". Wondering how to find out more about her classes...

Cristi-2 If By Sea said...

It's beautiful, Lori! Love the orange and lime green together.

Tara said...

Great book! Love the colors and print.
Hugs from Texas.
Have a blessed weekend.

PrairiePeasant said...

Thanks for the info Lori! I'm checking with Julie if she'll be offering the class again sometime--sounds too good to miss!

Mary said...

Oh great job!! I have yet to begin!

PaperPumpkin said...

I am amazed at how you just make a book like that! I love the orange adn the greens...and your text on the cover. Hope you have a wonderful labor Day Weekend, Lori!

Sue Krei said...

Lori, lovin' your journal! Wonderful color combination..looks so cheery. I've got my first book done too and will post it tomorrow. I am loving this class. It is so much easier than I thought it was going to be. Great job!!!

Martha Lever said...

Love love love it! I am kinda in an orange mood too--I wonder why.--could it be a September thing???

julie king said...

the colors are wonderful and those stitches add so much playfulness! i've been meaning to try doing paste paper but the list is sooo long of things to do and try and create. i love to watch the fruits of your play!

Pat said...

Oh my! This book is gorgeous. It reminds me of why I love autumn.

K said...

Oh, gosh, I love it! Can't wait the 2nd part of Supernova to start.

Debbie said...

I love your stitching and the orange is beautiful! I'm just getting started in Julie's book class, and hopefully will have time to make one this weekend. Thanks for the sweet comment on my latest layer painting! It's always nice to have you stop by my blog.

tami said...

OOO! I love that bright color.
I've fallen for orange this summer. Seems my color of choice lately.

I just started my first book last night. Can't wait to finish it!

Carmen said...

I LOVE this book!!! The colors are incredible!!!

I was just trying to send you an email, but I realized that I don't have an email address for you.

Could you email me at carmentorbus@gmail.com I have a question for you. :)

Carmen

Jane Farr said...

A very happy and cheerful book Lori! I like Pentel Colorbrushes too. The bristles come to such a fine point. :-)

beedeebabee♥ said...

Hi Lori! What a BEAUTIFUL book!!! I love the painted paper that you used for the covers, and your lettering which is ALWAYS so lovely! I would have been nervous to poke holes in that beauty too,(you're very brave!) but it came out sooo perfectly, and the stitching is just so pretty! I love it all!!!! Hugs, Paulette :o)

shibori girl said...

Such a cheerful book with a cheery thought! I play everyday and I love it. Who needs a stuffy old office job anyway??

Thanks so much for your sweet comment on my stamp collection post. Sometime we simply HAVE to meet IRL, dontchya think?

xoxo,

Kate

Gina Lee Kim said...

Hi there! I just posted my handmade books over at Super Nova forum. Took me forever to figure out (ha).

U never cease to amaze me....This orange journal delightful. Hey, great minds strike again! I too used a little reinforcement for the spine & I'm pleased at how it gives a more polished/squared off/refined look.

p.s. but Lori, how/what shall we fill our new journals with? (you go first :)

Erika said...

voila!!! i am loving it...i am thinking about taking an online class as well...any thoughts?

Julie-ann said...

This book looks wonderful. How clean and perfectly beautiful this is. Love the colours also.
Thank you so much for coming over to send me a caring message, so lovely to hear from you.
I am so impressed with your art book creations.

Julie Prichard said...

Thank you for your kind words..now get some rest..lesson two posts tomorrow morning. =)

xo

aimee said...

holy cow - it's beautiful! i can't get over those colors and the stitching!

Roben-Marie said...

This is gorgeous! Well done! :)

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