Day 7 - Words words and more words

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I love books, I love craft, and I love digi stamps - so I combined them all lol.  I was given a bunch of books that I didn't read, they were quite old, yellowed and not really the genre that I am used to reading.  So instead of collecting dust I started tearing pages out.  I've seen several of these done on Pinterest, so figured they can't be too hard to make.  I cut a circle of card and laid that on the table.  Then I rolled each page and glued them to the card circle.  I made some paper cones for the second layer, and glued them down.  Then I coloured my Meljen's Designs image with my copics and added a border of orange ribbon.  I cut out another circle of card and added 2 layers of black tulle to the edge.  Then glued the digi image to the card circle, sandwiching the tulle in between.  I punched a hole in the edge of the base cardboard circle so that I could hang it on the wall.
Here's a closeup of the cute little scarecrow.  I coloured him in Halloween themed colours, added some perfect pears and a little gloss on this beak and legs.

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15 comments

DonnaMundinger said...

EEK! this turned out so cute! Another project I've been meaning to try. LOVE the addition of the tulle and the little scarecrow is adorable. xxD

TangledBlueRose said...

So cute, love this scarecrow all dressed up! Love the book pages wreath overall, very awesome re-use! Thanks for sharing!~kim

NanB said...

I love book page projects! This combination with the darling scarecrow is fantastic! Love it really!

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

Wonderful 3-D project for Halloween. Love the image and your coloring.

Sarah Bales Strom said...

This is wonderful! Love the use of the vintage book pages!

maureenjscott said...

Fabulous project! I love the image you've used - the ribbon border is great! I'm really liking those rolled book pages... I must add this to my notebook - a great project! x

Leigh S-B - The Sharpie Domino Queen said...

Spooktacular wall art, recycling old books is always so much fun!

Jessica Baldwin said...

Such a darling wreath. Love it !!!

Susan Renshaw said...

Love the little scarecrow. I have seen these paper rosettes before but never had a go...you make it sound do-able!! Great result!

DogsMom said...

You have given new life to old books and something that will be admired and enjoyed by everyone who sees it.

Rebecca pettit said...

love the idea thank you for sharing it

Julia said...

Gorgeous project, love the image colored in bright colors.

Steph said...

Beautiful creation. I love the pop of color.

craftings said...

Wonderful project...love the image!

Christine Kiehl said...

Delightfully done Sarah! I love all the same things, but I can never get it together to make anything out of it! My blog is so lacking for posts and my time for that matter! You ROCK!