Tuesday, 24 March 2009

Ruler Book








Those of you who follow my blog will know that I am a member of a group called the 'Six Inch Square Club' - all ardent crafters are part of this group even though they mightn't be aware of it - its for all us messy artists who no matter how hard we try to be tidy always end up with only 'six inches' of usable space on their work tables!

The very talented Ange is the group Administrator and she sets a project every couple of months for us to try. I was lucky enough this month to win the basics to make the project of a Ruler Book. Ange sent me the ruler, fixings and the board.
Here is the result. I decided on a 'Garden' theme and used the image of the garden landscape design as the basis for the front cover. The large lace flower (dyed with distress ink), the daisy lace, green ribbon and small flower were all part of a 'lucky dip' bag I bought at the NEC. I painted the chipboard piece with Distress Crackle Paint then ran another distress ink pad over it. The background paper is from Basic Grey and the tag and butterfly were from my own stash. The rusty key used to open our old garden shed!
Inside the book I made a couple of pages to depict the garden seasons. All the background papers were from my stash and the larger tags are K and Co. I added smaller tags with leaves etc and also glued a seasonal 'tip' onto the large tag before putting the tags into the lace and paper pockets on each page. A few lace and floral embellishments finished the book.

I really enjoyed this project. I have uploaded the inside of the book as smaller images so as always if you want to see the detail you need to view each pic by clicking on it individually!
And of course if you want to join the 'Six Inch Square Club' Ange would love to see you! Just follow this link or click on the pic on the right hand side of my blog.

17 comments:

sue-bubbles said...

I adore your ruler book, its so clever and you have made it SO pretty!!!
Sue x

Lubna said...

Hi Viv! It's me:-D Congratulations to you on winning this kit:-) I was hoping against hope that I'd win it but the "best man" one I guess - good on you! I love what you've done with it - it's so beautiful:-)

Deby said...

This is absolutely DARLING! Great job putting it all together too! I'm blessed by your creativity!

Maureen said...

Good work Viv!!!!

Jan said...

Beautifully made Viv xx

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Such a wonderful book Viv! Love the close up views! I have a ruler collection, you inspire me to want to get busy!

Agnes the Red said...

WOW...is all I can say.....WOW!!!!
You've done a great job there Viv and it's a wonderful theme...so pretty with lots of lovely elements. Thanks once again for joining in with the project and I'm glad you had fun making the book.
Ange x

Clarky J said...

Wow its fabulous! and a lovely theme too xx

Nicks said...

This is beautiful Viv.. I keep being tempted by one of these books and have managed to resist so far.. but now I have seen you WOA!

Anonymous said...

This is beautiful, Viv!!
Hugs, Vanja

Anonymous said...

Hey, it's me again! I have something for you on my blog. :)
Hugs, vanja

Pattie said...

WOW you have been busy lol...Beautiful artwork loved looking,well done !!

Heather said...

Love the ruler book. Don't know how you'd classify me - I don't often have even 6" of clear space!

Debby said...

Wow Viv this is incredible. Will you be giving it as a gift! It would make a perfect gift for someone dear.

Sharon said...

Such a beautiful little book. Well done.

Anne said...

I love this, the key looks like you paid a fortune for it at a craft shop, not like the old shed key :)

Fiona Whitehead said...

This is so gorgeous - I'm intrigued about the club - I thought I was the only one suffering from the no space - which is why I do the inchies - i end up with 1" - off to hvae a look at the club!