Sunday, March 1, 2015

It's March! paperartsy challenge

It's March!

March 1st brought in a lovely 8" snowfall  with more to come.  I love being snowed in!,  but I'm about ready for Spring....

My Miniature for the PaperArtsy challenge was inspired by Veronica Funk who showed using a children's board book for her miniature.  I happened to have 2 on hand - closed my eyes and picked one - and was off sanding the pages then a good 2 coats of gesso.  Green was my choice for background color all the way thru. 

I used stamps, heart sponge, dauber, pens for ink and pen ends for patterns. 

 Washi tape was used on a few pages as were bits of thread and ribbon for the tops and sides of the pages.
Attached to a punched paper flower were bead flowers, then the punched flowers were attached with a brad.  I also spent some time making tatted flowers....still new to me is tatting!  I dedicated the tatted flower page to my daughter Katie who's birthday is March 15!

 St Patrick's Day is important to me as I am sure there are many bits of Irish blood in me.  Some shamrock ribbon, a textured paste shamrock made on a punched flower, lovely green sequins and a beaded shamrock on another punched flower decorated these two pages.

 Spring was a theme I used freely throughout my book including two pages to the first day of Spring which was my Dad's birthday.  And......

........ butterflies flitting over a couple of pages

 Of course there were several tributes to flowers with lots of beads, some buttons and some flower sayings:  "Flowers whisper "Beauty" "Earth laughs in flowers"

 I used some fabric on these two pages, yo yo flowers with ribbon stems and a bead for the center. Also, cut out flowers from fabric and stitched lots of beads to the centers

 On the cover and back and many other pages I used textured paste with a flower stencil and also a fern stencil.  There are also some mini silk flowers on front and back that were white and I painted with pastel paint.


  1. Ohhhh it really looks like you are willing spring to arrive with that colour scheme too! Lots of green and lots of bright colours! Thanks for sharing!

  2. What a lovely little book - such happy, bright colours. It reminds me that spring is just round the corner!

  3. What a lovely book and nice bright spring colours.

  4. Wow such a gorgeous stunning little book, really love all the detail. And wow all that snow, awesome. Happy Art :-) Kezzy xxx