This little concept book was born of the idea to document my favorite places, which I quickly -- and without hesitation -- whittled down to a short list of one: my home. I'll do that sometimes -- reinterpret an assignment, but I think it's okay to take that liberty in this case since I am both the assignor and assignee.
My home, and more specifically the love of light in our second floor, has been on my mind lately and I wanted to use some favorite photos from my 'mornings' daily project.
Welcome to my nest.
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I've been influenced by the sweet reference of Stephanie Congdon Barnes to her children as 'little birds', and her use of natural fabrics. Also the realization [as I went through our home for a daily photo project] that we do indeed live in a literal tree house hewn of heavy southern yellow pine.
Here's a detail shot of the hemp, which i frayed to resemble twigs and grasses of a bird's nest. It's about my favorite product to use right now.
This was my first time with rub-ons of any kind. I realize now that they don't accept print over their glossy surface. I'll stick with paint next time and reserve these [they're fun!] for another use.
Materials include: metal 'nest' tag: paper valise, patterned papers, blue circle print: paper source, branch + nest print: snow & graham, linen fabric, hemp twine: ecolution, craft card stock: Bazzill Basics, white rub-ons: Hambly, and for the book and chipboard pages ...
Yep, these "freaky" dollar store purchases, a ring-binder style address book and a children's board book formed the foundation for the piece. I covered the binder with a piece of felt before wrapping the linen around. See ... told you I'm frugal.