Monday, 9 March 2015

Melissa - CT Post #1

​Hey everyone! This is Melissa here from Melissa Marie Knits. I am excited to share with you a few layouts that I made using an old book. I found the tutorial on the new Big Picture Classes site This class is taught by Maggie Holmes.

For the front cover, I painted it gold and then on the spine of the book I used washi tape to hold it together. My book is really old, but I love old books so it works well for me. I then added various embellishments from different Studio Calico Kits. This book is going to document my last few months of highschool.

I really wanted to try to keep the book in it's original form. So I didn't add any papers to it, just kept it simple. This year I really like the quote what if I fall? Oh darling, what if you fly? It means a lot to me so I wanted to put it in here. I wrote it on the original book paper using a sharpie. 

On the next pages I used a picture of me taken on January 1st. This spread is all about new beginnings. The left page I painted parts of the cut out pieces blue and then added the phrase don't give up.

Thank you for taking a peek. I'll be back soon to share more pictures of my book!  

For the supplies, I used Far Far Away Scrapbook kitFirsts kitMagic Carpet kitBotanical LabelsColor Theory Mint paintPiccadilly kitMaggie Holmes Open Book Ephemera packDear Lizzy Lucky Charm die-cut packHeidi Swapp Gold Foil kit, Teresa Collins Signature Essentials. 


Melissa Marie

she knits & creates.