Sunday, November 16, 2008

'Sweet Marie' Itty Bitty Book Project is an Altered Art Confection







































I wanted to show as many pages as possible from the Itty Bitty Book Club 'Sweet Marie' altered page swap/fat book on Flickr, hosted by fellow Marie admirers Jo Moran and her sis Mary Ann McKeating.
Every single page is luscious. I already told the group I think this is the nicest fat book of any size that I have ever received. This one is tiny though- pages are the size of baseball cards. Artists do a page front and back and then duplicate enough pages for every member in the swap and hand embellish each page. Sometimes people make every page by hand without duplication. I used two images from Sandra Evertson for Stampington and then colored them with gel pens, edged them in gold leaf marker and added poufy white hair on one side and a feather for her hat on the other.
Besides Jo and Mary Ann and myself, participating artists included Beth Fedorko, Terrie Ruiz, Nancy Reeb, Mahala Elliot, Jane Gherardi, Laverne Johnson, Wanda Eash, Kathy McElroy, Amberwaves, Rhonda Thomas, Suzy Spence, Lia Kent, Anastasia Christou, Annabel Orchard, Kellie Reynolds, Kathy Jacobson, Michelle Davis, Lisa Kettell, Linda Smith, Valarie Whicker, Bridget Schneider, Priscilla Jackson and Sherry Williams.






8 comments:

vivian said...

what a sweet little book! I cant wait to see the halloween and dollhouse books from the faeriezine collaborative swap! I'm hoping they show up this week. I love the page you did in the circus book! anyways.. great little marie book ya got there!
hugs
vivian

mary ann mck said...

hi gina!!!

thanks for being a part of this fun, fab fat book!!! you helped make this book collab the success it is! & thanks for such a nice post about it!!!

xo mary ann

Pam Warden Art said...

WOW!!!
You certainly have a piece of art there. How lovely. Which page did you make?
Hugs,
Pam

Joanne Huffman said...

It looks like a very enjoyable book.

Joanne

CEDAR JUNCTION said...

That is a very yummy book, indeed!

Teresa

Rebecca Ramsey said...

What a treasure! It's incredible.

m i c h e l l e said...

Hi Sweety Sweety Gina!!! Yikes...it's been too long! I'm back from Silver Bella and OH.MY.SOUL I had the best time!

So is this the book I saw??? It is DELICIOUS!!!!!

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