I hope everyone is having a wonderful and chilled out day of rest? Woohoo, we have sunshine again so all in my house are much more cheerful (and breathe!!).
The lovely Elizabeth over at Altered Book Lover set us quite a challenge for this lesson by asking us all to put a zip in our books. Once I got my head around the process I decided that I definitely wanted to have a go. Thanks to Elizabeth's very clear instructions and pictures it was not too bad to do, lots fiddly in places ha ha but also lots of fun. If you fancy having a go at a zipper page yourself please pop on over HERE.
Here is my offering............LOL, please accept my apologies for the pictures, I have run out of batteries strong enough to work my camera so I had to resort to using my scanner but you should get the gist of what I was trying to do..............
All the collage elements came from a free fishing catalogue that had popped through my door. The background was simply done by swiping some paint over the pages using an old membership card, I love the texture that has come from the wrinkles produced from gluing the pages together!
The zip has been decorated using some fishing tackle bought very cheaply from one of my local 'Aladdins Caves' ha ha. The lure hanging just below the zip is neon yellow which sadly didn't show through the scan!
The fishing rod and fish (hiding behind my zip, tee hee) are linked by some embroidery floss in substitute of a fishing line, you can see this poking out of fishy's mouth!!
Hope you like it ha ha, not what I would ordinarily have done to be honest but I had an idea and went with it, am really quite pleased with how its turned out now. Ha ha, still itching to fiddle with it some more but I think I would 'lose' the page and what I was trying to convey if I did.
What do you folks think??
Many Thanks for popping by and leaving a comment if you have the time, any and all feedback is always gratefully received.
Big hugs x x x x