Monday, 2 May 2011

Passing The Book!

Remember this book? :-)


And remember the projects it inspired me to make? :-)


Sadly (for me), the time has come for me to Pass The Book onto a new reader....

Just before I do, though, I wanted to show you that the habit of seeking out inspiration (and then acting on it!!) has stayed with me - a project in Prima magazine and a memory of a rather lovely butterfly punch collage by Ali Edwards, together with the happy discovery of an old road atlas, resulted in this:


Each 'map scrap' shows a place which has some meaning to us as a family, for various different reasons! The hearts were die-cut (good ol' Big Shot) and mounted with foam pads so they have more dimension than this photo suggests....

But you're more interested in who gets to read the book next, right? ;-) Very well!

It's......

Melissa!

Congratulations, Melissa :-) I already have your address so I'll get the book packaged up and sent asap. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did! xx

21 comments:

JO SOWERBY said...

congrats melissa and loving the heart picture............very cute and practical,
Jo xxx

scrappyjacky said...

I love that project,Mel....simple, but so effective.
The book inspired you so much....it must be worth a look.

Jinnag said...

Lucky Melissa - this seems like it is a "must have" a good look at kind of book. Love waht you have done with the old atlas! J x

helena said...

love the hearts - I've seen versions in catalogues and admired them - good excuse to buy a big punch

Cheri said...

congrats to Melissa!

Lizzie said...

Bwaaaah... I shall now have to stalk Melissa, to see when she passes the book on again!! Congratulations to you, Melissa.

The map/heart collage is fab. I have seen this kind of thing done before, but not always as nice as yours! It's a lovely idea, to cut out the shapes from bits of the map that have important places on. It makes it such a personal piece of art-work.

I have an old road atlas and want to use it to make some books...

Sian said...

I hope you enjoy it Melissa :)

Mel, I saw a butterfly framed pic in a magazine not that long ago - £200. You're in the wrong business :)

Melissa said...

YIPPEE! I am so excited that this book is on the way to me. Of course, Mel, you've set the bar pretty high for getting inspiration from it! :>( No pressure, right? LOL

Kirsty.a said...

That map pictue is such a great idea.
Enjoy the book, Melissa

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

Wow what a lot of projects! Hope you enjoy it Melissa!

Heather said...

I love your map hearts :)

Rachel B said...

Great project Mel, it is so nice that it is so personal too... and congratulations to Melissa :)

furrypig said...

lucky Melissa I hope she enjoys it as much as you! I really like the idea behind your project xxx

JulieJ said...

I am now so regretting throwing my old Road Atlas in the bin (had to buy a new one 'cos it was falling to bits). This is the second idea I could have used it for. I work on my Dad's theory of never throw things away because then you'll find you need it. Whereas my Mom's throw things away - you've got too much clutter philosophy is currently holding sway just to reduce the nagging.

Beverly said...

I love the idea of using the atlas with places we love for the hearts, awesome!!! Will be craetivelifting this ;)

Amy said...

Mel, I think you need to contact the authors of this book and show them how you have been inspired, this is absolutely amazing!

The map art idea is also one I am going to snaffle - it is fantastic, once I unpack my scrap supplies ....

Congratualtions to Melissa :-)

Alison said...

Love that heart picture..a great idea for a gift-the sort of thing DH might appreciate, methinks...TFS!
Alison xx

Jane said...

I love this idea.

Fay aka Beautifullily said...

Love the heart picture, have seen something similiar on Not On The High Street and it just shows what you can make quite simply and inexpensively, far more personal.

Mandy McK or Moogieof4 said...

punching hearts...pretty!
Mandy McK (Moogieof4)

Lisa-Jane said...

This is such a great idea Mel. I saw it with butterflies but this is so personal. I'm pleased to see Southampton making a feature there too ;-)