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Sunday, November 4, 2012

The North Wind – Accordion Fold Book

Now that Halloween is over I’ve been busy working on fall, winter and Christmas inspired art.  The first piece is one I designed for Alpha Stamps.  The overall size of this accordion folded book is 2" x 1 ¾” (including the snowflake).The cover is made from a silver snowflake painted with metal patina paint and then lightly sanded to expose some of the silver.  The snowflake is the same one I used for the base of some of the bottles in the apothecary event.  The prongs of the snowflake act as feet.
To the snowflake I glued a square metal stamping blank that I painted with the Ranger Metallic Pearl Paint Dabber.  This is the same paint I used on the bottle for the “Bottled Ghost”.  The stamping blank acts as a solid cover for the accordion folded pages.
The song inside is from an old children’s song about the north wind and the robin.
The north wind doth blow,
And we shall have snow,
And what will the robin do then, poor thing?
He’ll sit in a barn
To keep himself warm
And hide his head
Under his wing, poor thing.

Alpha Stamp Supplies Used For This Project

15 comments:

Tracie Dean said...

Very Beautiful. Such a wonderful way to get into the holiday spirit!

Diane at Craftin Your HeART Out! said...

Hi Laura,

I can't believe how small this is!!
This piece is beautiful. Definitely gets you into the Holiday Spirit.

Thank you so much for sharing!!

Take care,
Diane

Creative Wings Boutique said...

Laura,
I just adore this little book.. I cant wait to see ur matchboxes... I am sure you will make them LOVELY...
Tabitha

Daniele said...

what a sweet book and the cover is amazing
hugs

chrissies said...

Fabulous idea with wonderful colours.

Love Chrissie xx

Joanne said...

So, so lovely. We had a hard frost last night so I guess it really is time to start those Xmas cards.
Joanne xx

Theresa said...

This is beautiful! I am a Christmas-a-holic (winter-a-holic too!) and I LOVE THIS!!!!

Primitive Seasons said...

A lovely project with such soft colors and a bit of dazzle. Great job.


Mary

Addie said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

genagirl said...

I love looking at the awesome things you come up with!!

Kelly_Deal said...

Beautiful!

Mimi Cross said...

Lovely!!

wwilloww said...

Gorgeous!!! I can't believe how small it is!!! That makes it even more incredible!!!

Annette said...

You always have such treats for the eyes. Girl you are so talented. xo

FernParkLily said...

So beautiful you have amazing talent!!!