Monday, 31 October 2011

Leaves - Make My Monday

Make My Monday is celebrating its last autumnal challenge this week.  Firstly I must apologise for not visiting any blogs last week - I have been a bit poorly and all normal activities were scuppered.  I hope to get round to some commenting this week.  Anyway back to the business in hand.  Us ladies over at MMM would love to see your creations with:-

Autumnal Leaves

My piece for the Design Team which I hopes inspires you to join in is an altered niche book, which I started whilst on a workshop with the very very talented Christine Costello at The Cubby Hole.  Christine is a wonderful artist and crafter and I hope she likes what I have done with her initial inspiration.

I have based the inside of the niche book on the poem "Falling Leaves" written by Margaret Postgate Cole. I hope you are able to read the words.  The poem is based upon the Battle of the Somme in World War I.  I thought it appropriate at this time of year with Rememberance Day soon and poppies now on sale.
The leaves are from a napkin or cut from paper which has been embossed with paste and embossing powders and then cut from a Creatable by Marianne Design (LR0156).  Vintage Images, raffia and a Crafty Individuals stamp were added.

The front of the book is covered with paper that has been heavily embossed with Dreamweaver paste and embossing paste with mesh and micro beads added.  The owl and saying (Paperartsy) was done before I decided on the poem but it does fit.  Courage!

The image and text have been triple embossed with UTEE.

Sorry for the picture overload

I am entering my altered book into the following challenges:-

Thanks for popping by!  Suzanne ~x~


Fliss said...

A stunning creation Suz. Love the way you've made the background and all the detail is just amazing.
Hope you're fully recovered now and that you have a good week.
Fliss xx

Suzi B said...

Hi Suze, Christine will love what you've done to finish the Niche Book ... fabulous.
Hope you're well on the way to recovery.
Suzi B xx

Nigel said...

Fantastic. I love what you've done with the inside, it's quite different from the initial designs :) x

Jacqueline said...

A beautiful creation Suzanne - Jacqueline xx

StephC said...

This is beautiful! All of the details you've added are lovely. So glad you shared with us at Drunken Stampers!

Irene said...

Stunning piece of work Suzanne, all that work, definitely something to treasure.
Irene x

Gaynor said...

Gorgeous creation, thanks for sharing with us at Craft your days away Autumn/Fall challenge, hope to see you again, Gaynor DT :)

Vicky Hayes said...

My goodness Suze, don't apologise for the amount of pictures - they're wonderful! I love that poem and your book really does it justice. Sorry you've not been well - hope you're back on form now. Vx

Mynnette said...

Such a beautiful tribute--I love that you embossed the poem--simply stunning work! :)

trisha too said...

Very fine, Suzanne!


Amanda said...

Fabulous creation!

Thanks for joining our challenge at Craft Your Days Away.


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