I realized recently that there was a few exciting things that happened to me in 2013 that I hadn't shared with you here yet. So I thought I'd share them over the next few post. If you like me on facebook you may have seen or heard a bit about them already.
Early in the year a student that had taken my metal embossing book workshop asked if I would be interested in making a wedding guest book for her son's wedding in November. It wasn't hard to agree to make it since I love metal embossing and I'm always up for a new challenge. Although I'd made a few metal covered books I'd never done a wedding guest book so I did a little researching on different kinds of books and what kind of pages are used and such. It was interesting to see the array of different variations on guest books being made now. For the most part though my customer gave me a good idea as to what she wanted. Since it was going to Texas it needed to be larger than life, but since the metal only comes as large as 9" by 11" the book could only be 8" by 10" to be all metal covered. So this is the size we agreed on. Still larger than your average guest book. The outer covers were to be tan and the inside covers needed to have some purple in. And of course it was to be metal embossed like I do my usual books. So I was off to a good start. After finding just the right paper for the inside covers and pages and a lot of hours of embossing, the book finally came together. I was pretty pleased with the end result and found a little extra time and paper to make a box for this keepsake book.
Inside cover and first page. Photo under glassine frosted paper.
Inside box, all wrapped in dragonfly's of course.
Looking back at the year I think this was my favourite project that I did. So glad that it worked out and they liked it.