Wednesday, September 9, 2009

long tall skinny collage

wow!! can i just say right up front that you are the best bloggy cheerleaders.....ever!!! you have no idea how much i appreciate you waving your creative pom-poms.....all of your encouragement and great collage tips were SO helpful and i can't thank you enough!! i put together some collage pages last night using some of my scraps and some of the wonderful bits of happiness that i won in a giveaway from tess several months ago! some of the pages look a little unfinished because i decided to leave some white space for future journaling....and i can always go back and add all kinds of fun stuff to the pages once i get my writing filled in!


and here's what the pages look like inside the book! julie calls this second book in her class the "long tall skinny", and for good reason....it measures almost 12 inches tall!


for the covers, i used a piece of favorite paper that i've had in my stash for quite a while....just waiting for the perfect project (i would love to have a journal filled with fabulous little watercolors and ink spots like this!). and i thought that this piece of repurposed black leather would be the perfect finish for the spine.
i learned a lot this week....about collage and about myself. thanks for sharing the journey with me! :)

22 comments:

PrairiePeasant said...

Looks like you did it! What a fabulous book, I hope you'll make more. I'm feeling nudged a little more to sign up soon for this class!

Pat said...

Oh to be a long tall skinny...great collage work! Everything you make looks so professional--your hand skills are amazing!

PaperPumpkin said...

I absolutely LOVE your long tall skinny, Lori! SO glad you are enjoying this class. I would like to try one. I'm wondering if my computer can handle it...

Tara said...

That looks great. Bet you had fun through the process.
Have a blessed one. Hugs.

Lisa Holtzman said...

Great job on the long tall skinny!

Julie Prichard said...

Awesome, Lori!! I LOVE IT!! Hooray! Get that into the group so the students can oogle it!

Debbie said...

This is great! I'm still working on book one.(supplies are in the mail to me now!) I can't wait to see what your 3rd book looks like!

Mary said...

Ah Lori you did an amazing job!!
I still have yet to get all my supplies!! :/

Sue Krei said...

WOW Lori....you got 'er done already! I'm still pasting pages....got 5 done, 7 to go!! I am having fun too, tearing and glueing pages. I am trying to leave some white space too, so I can add 'goodies' later on.
Very very nice job!! See, you just have to jump in and go for it!! Look at what a beauty you created!!! I am impressed!!

Cristi-2 If By Sea said...

Looks great!

Dolores said...

"Good on ya." I hope you had fun. Love the cover the long tall skinny.

Veronica said...

This looks stunning. Everything you do looks imaculate, how do you do it?!

Jane Farr said...

Great work Lori!! I love the dimensions. Enjoy filling it with your writings! :-)

Julie Bagamary said...

Well GOOD FOR YOU! They look beautiful and you've conquered the collage!

Sara said...

I love your books so much that I've been inspired to look for a book binding class around here! Found one, but not sure it will work with my work schedule quite yet. In any case, your book is so much fun, as usual! Collage is a tough one sometimes, but it looks like turning your brain into "off" mode did the trick :)

Carmen said...

GORGEOUS! Love it!

Kelly said...

I love the long tall skinny! wish I had time for all these fun on-line workshops. they all sound wonderful! :-)

Ludid said...

looks great; keep enjoying the class

Jancalligrapher said...

Love the long skinny book, Lori. It is so fun to share your blog.

sara's art house said...

I love the tall & skinny!

Alisa said...

Love the long narrow design!

julie king said...

i love it! i saw that piece of wonderful paper in your post from yesterday and had a good deal of paper envy going on. what you did with it makes it even more special.

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