Yeah I know, I said I was going to take a break but last night I found inspiration to make an altered board book for the current Cinema Saturday challenge. The movie is "Dear Frankie" Have you seen that one? It's one of my favourite Gerard Butler films...I actually think it's his best role. Even better than his role as Gerry in P.S. I Love You! If you haven't seen Dear Frankie you really should. It will pull at your heart strings (in a good way).
Anyhow, the part of the movie I was thinking about is the many times that the Lizzie has moved with her mother and son to protect Frankie. It got me thinking about what makes a home and what it really comes down to is LOVE. I was then inspired to make a little mini board album of my family and the home we've made. This is just the cover of it and it will be filled as I find the time.
The added challenge was to use a little bit of map. Now I realize that the movie took place in Scotland and I've used a map of Ireland. I happened to have the map scanned for a St. Patrick's Day project (that didn't get made). I just want to clarify that I do NOT believe that Ireland and Scotland are the same thing. I don't want to offend anyone :)
The map was printed on white print paper in sepia tones to soften it up a bit. There is map in the chimney, the roof and the 3D heart flowers. It was my first time making those flowers and not as perfect as I'd like them...but I like the effect. I made the curved door by slipping the top of a 1 1/4" kraft strip into my 1 3/4" circle punch and cutting the top. The sentiment is my own but certainly it has been said before and that was printed using a Word document. There's quite a bit of sponging, detail and love put into this little project.
Well that's that! Hope you enjoyed something other than a card. My first love (when it comes to paper crafts) is altered projects, unfortunately they take up more time to finish than I have time for. Have a fantastic day and thanks for dropping by.
Paper: Close to Cocoa, Barely Banana, Kraft, white printer paper, Groovy Guava, Rose Red
Ink: Close to cocoa, always artichoke
Accessories: Crayola house board book, Fiskars heart punch, 1 3/4" circle punch, scallop border punch, sponge, map on printing paper, pearl
Stamps: Hundred Hearts (Verve), Everyday button bits (PTI)