LIFE BEATS DOWN AND CRUSHES THE SOUL AND ART REMINDS YOU THAT YOU HAVE ONE. STELLA ADLER

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

BEATRIX POTTER PAGES

I have been busy creating these eight pages of Beatrix Potter illustrations for a swap at Altered Papers.
I have several Beatrix Potter books, I think her illustrations are just precious.  These pages are copied onto beige colored cardstock and are a large size of approx. 5 1/2 x 8 1/2.
The pages will be swapped out with other pages and a book created for us and returned, I am excited to get my book.
These pages gave me the opportunity to use up bits and pieces of my scrappy items (I have a very large hat box full) I hate to throw anything away you know.



This is 100% sheep wool used here.



This one is actually the ninth one for our wonderful hostess.
I have glitter on the rabbit's coat and the flowers, camera doesn't pick up the glitter that well.









The pink fluffy stuff at the top here is a bag of Easter basket filler I purchased and didn't use, this stuff is baby soft and so nice to work with, go figure.  I also used a hankie on the bottom.



More vintage trims and such.
Oh yes, I crocheted using angora yarn along the outside of all of these except the one for our hostess.



Thanks for stopping by.
Michele

11 comments:

A Vintage Fairy said...

I love your pages! I should have gotten in on this swap!!

Kim :)

Laurie said...

What a FUN swap! I feel the same way about Beatrix Potter as you do!

Cranberry Morning said...

Those are darling! I love Beatrix Potter, and I see you must be a Downton Abbey fan too, especially of the Dowager Countess? :-) Lovely blog! Thanks for stopping in at Cranberry Morning.

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

WOW your pages are wonderful. I love Beatrix Potter and all her wonderful creations.
Love all the detail you have used. Thanks for sharing.

angi eharis said...

your pages look wonderful! i can't wait to get out books! aloha, angi

MISS PEACH ~(^.^)~ said...

Your artwork is a confection for this swap Michele! I am still under the weather and hope to get to my pages this week. I love this theme and maybe we can expand on it next Spring once again!
XOXO Karla

angi eharis said...

hi michele! i love your pages! i really enjoyed doing this swap and felt so proud when i mailed them off to mercedes! from what i can tell we are going to have one special beatrice potter book, can't wait! aloha, angi

angi eharis said...

oops i commented 2x, sorry! angi

Donna said...

How adorable! Who doesn't love Peter Rabbit? I love all of the pretty trim that you have used. I'm the same, I hate tossing even the tiniest snippet of ribbon or trim:)

mercedesscott said...

Michele, although your pages look darling in these pics, they really are amazing in person! The textures you've incorporated are incredible; I am still ahhhing over them! They will be a special page in our book :-) M.

Susan Clayton said...

There is a juxtaposition of texture and style that I don't really have the words to describe accurately. Looking at your pages I feel both the soft secure feeling of a downy bunny nest, and the sense of outdoorsy woodsy-ness.
Very nice!