Friday, March 21, 2014
Capturing One Hobby with Another
I've been trying to make more time to read, and to help that, I've bought several physical books this month. There is just something about picking up a book, the way it smells, and flipping through the pages, that I just love. Coincidentally, those are some of the same reasons scrapbooking supplies are so alluring! :)
I put this simple layout together with a couple of Basic Grey papers and one from the newer Studio Calico line, Wanderlust. The pages are from a book I picked up at a used book store, and while it felt wrong to cut it apart, I do like the layers.
When I went to make my title, I wanted to use the cork letters from a past Studio Calico kit, but didn't have the right ones available. I ended up cutting out the negative shape for the R and the A and was good to go. My typical additions of stitching, sequins, washi tape, and a shaped clip rounded out the embellishing.
For any other book lovers, the book pictured is S. by JJ Abrams and Doug Dorst and has so far been an interesting read. Not only is the story full of mystery, it is full of notes and artifacts tucked between the pages that serve as further details to connect you to all of the players. Definitely not something that can be achieved with an e-reader. Hope you have a lovely weekend!