Monday, October 3, 2011

More rusty pages, this time from Rita

This month I received rusty round robin pages (say that three times fast) from Rikae (Rita) who told me she had no way to rust my pages using real metal. I suggested paint or ink would work just as well. Rikae wants us to use an oriental theme in her pages, and she did the same with mine. In case you are a new reader to my blog, my pages are 8.5 X 11 inches (slightly larger than A4) and my colors are rust and white. They will live in a three ring binder I decorated earlier this year.

Rikae even punched the holes for me, so I didn't have to mess with that process. Here is the beautiful first page with a bit of red accent. I love how she used oriental text on these pages.

The back side of this tip-in appeals to my animal side,

which matches nicely with the first side of the second tip-in. And the book of tea image is adorable. A lovely touch were the buttons and folded oriental pages Rikae used as accents.

The final page contains more of the oriental papers, this time to section off the colors of the background and as an accent embellishment. These will be a lovely addition to my growing book. Thank you for these beauties, Rikae!

13 thoughtful remarks:

Anonymous said...

Your book is going to be a treasure with all the samples of art from your various friends. I like the oriental images on these pages.

Darla (seems I can only post anon these days)

Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

Great pages from your swap friend, I too love asian i fluenced work. xox Corrine

Marilyn Rock said...

Love Rita's Asian-themed rusted art! Wonderful pages indeed! xxoo

Robin Panzer Art said...

How lovely, your book will be beautiful.

Jo Murray said...

Absolutely gorgeou... I love the Oriental theme.

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Beautiful pages from your swap buddy!

~*~Patty S said...

Oh My...these pages are fantastic...I do enjoy Asian art so very much.
My favorite are those precious children with the tiger heads...totally charming!
What a fantastic rusty book you are amassing...great theme E as always!

Angie said...

Those oriental pages are wonderful ...what a fantastic collection of frieds creative styles you will hold, when it is all complete.xx

priti.lisa said...

I always love when I get to see rusty pages posts...that book will be a treasure forever!

Tammy said...

I sent you an email asking for your mailing address. This is a backup in case it went to spam.

Tammy (IAE)
tlspinkle (at) yahoo (dot) com

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

What a glorious collection you are putting together- I love the oriental flavor to this, just beautiful!

Halle said...

I somehow missed these. Lovely addition to your book. You certainly will have a very diverse book following that same color scheme. Cool!

Gaby Bee said...

Wow, you received really gorgeous pages from your swap buddy! I too love Asian art! I bet your book will be awesome.

Have a wonderful upcoming weekend!