Friday, January 23, 2009

TGIF Challenge - Books





I found these library card tag books at Quietfire Designs a little while ago and decided to try altering one. I enjoyed the process so much that I ordered 10 more! They appeal to me for many reasons. First of all, they feature a library pocket which for a librarian is rather nostalgic. Secondly, I can take the tags out and alter them separately. Finally, I enjoy the fact that I can illustrate stanzas of poems, one per page. This poem is called "The Unseen Playmate" by Robert Louis Stevenson. I used lots of layers of stamped tissue paper, scrapbook paper, music score and beeswax for each tag to give it that lovely glow that I find so appealing. This is my entry for this week's TGIF challenge.

29 comments:

Femmy said...

what a beautiful tagbook heather! love the images!

joanne wardle said...

oh wow that poem is gorgeous, and I love your book

herminesplace said...

Absolutely gorgeous tag book

Lynn Stevens said...

Your work is so inspiring!! I can tell you put alot of thought into everything you do.

Audrey said...

Gorgeous!

Connie said...

Awesome book!!!

Virginia said...

Heather this is awesome..Love it!!

Dawn said...

Beautiful as always :-)

Anneke said...

great book heather with lovely tags in it.

Stempelchaotin said...

OMG Heather I´ve missed my words. What a brilliant book. Wonderful idea. I love it.

Thanks for this awesome entry to TGiF.

Alexandra Knittel said...

Wundervoll Heather. Fantastic work. Have a nice weekend. Hugs Alexandra

Kris Dickinson said...

This is absolutely adorable Heather! I hope to have time to complete a book this week. There's an award for you on my blog, you SO deserve it! ((HUGS)) - Kris

Char said...

This is fabulous. What a grand idea.

Brenda said...

Love the book and the detail and obvious thought behind all the tags. Awesome.

KardKrazy said...

Heather, what a brilliant project! It's gorgeous!
(Now I know why your comments are so well written -- you are a former librarian!)

Buffy said...

Wow! Your book is gorgeous! I love every page that I could see.

lorhen82 said...

I love these, and ordered some library card books for myself.

A word of caution to anyone else who might place an order...the prices are in Canadian dollars. I didn't realize until I connected with Pay Pal. So it ended up costing more than I had thought...not that the prices were bad, but I just wanted to alert people to this. ~Lori

alcoholinky said...

beautiful entry!

Angelina said...

Awesome art project!!

Viv's Visuals said...

Fabulous tag book Heather

vintage wil said...

what a gorgeous work!!!

Chris said...

You always have such delightful ideas Heather and these tag books just took my breath away... you turned something so simple into fabulous works of art.
What wonderful keepsakes they will be.
have a wonderful weekend my friend
hugs
Chris xx

Janny said...

What a gorgeous book !

deb said...

simply gorgeous!!!

Val Foster said...

Wow, this book and your tags are so cool, so beautiful. Just awesome, my friend. I love the poem and the images. I love everything about this book.

It reminds me I haven't worked in a book or made a book in a long time. Maybe I should do that again one of these days. After all, altered books are what got me into altered art.

Val Foster said...

One more thing. I love the new look and feel of your blog.

My name is CINDY...... said...

These are goegeous, and they look so perfectly done and finished Awesome.

Had to smile at your comments, I was a library assistant when I was 16, and after a full and varied career doing other things am back where I started after after nearly 30 years. I still occasionally find a very old book on the shelves with our little pockets in for holding the 'date cards' and it reminds me of sitting at the end of the day putting all the 'loans' in order - I know we are supposed to have progressed technologically, but it seemed a much calmer time - thanks for a little nostalgia!! Must have a go at something like this.

Have to go now, but when I'm here I always regret not getting round more frequently - some truly inspiring work since I last visited, thank you so much for sharing! Cindy

Nizzy said...

Wonderful Work! Love it!

Cynthia said...

Hi Heather!!!
Long time no write!!!. Tooo busy but I thought I would look at some blogs today and WOW,,,,is this the book I THINK it is!!!!Everyone loves it and rightly sooo but,,
I think I OWN IT!!!! Everyone is so jealous!!! :))
Take care,
Cynthia