Saturday, March 7, 2015

An update on my Kings and Queens AB for my friend Kathy

In case you missed the first two installments of this altered book, which should be read in order, you can find the first post here and the second one here.  Now that we're all on the same page, so to speak, I'll show the pages I've managed to finish since we last saw this AB.

This tip-in begins with Richard I, also known as Richard the Lionheart (or Lionhearted).  He reigned between 1189 and 1199.

The back of the tip-in is devoted to Berengaria, Richard's Consort.  I tried to cover the cutesy bears in the background.  I hope they aren't too distracting.

I remembered the mess I made when I created the House of Norman, so didn't want to run out of letters again.  This time I opted to use my computer and printer for the next British house, The Plantagenet.

While I was printing, I decided to print King John's reign, too.

Isabella was John's Consort.  I made a tip-in for Isabella

because I found two images of her.  I've used some scrapbook paper Kathy left me, too.

I was thrilled that we were nearly through the 13th century, and since I needed to find a few more backgrounds to use in the book, I decided to stop with King Henry.  Background includes dictionary page, used security envelope, and a paint chip sample.

You can see there is only opportunity ahead.

It's not filling too fast, but at least, it's filling.

Thanks as always, for taking this journey with me. 

15 thoughtful remarks:

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Will you be able to recite the kings in order when you are done? HaHa! Just kidding, of course. This is really a fun book.

Rebeca Trevino said...

wow E! what a task you have taken on. i have not been in 'blogland' for a few weeks, so i did go back and read from the beginning of this project. very challenging, indeed.

Kathi will be so surprised. and i love that you are using the materials she gave you

ps: how many kings and queens have there been? you have 6 centuries to go . . . cant' wait to see how you embellish.

Halle said...

Wow! You are really working hard on this project. Good for you!! Love what you are doing with the stitching.

Nancy said...

Lovely, lovely!

~*~Patty S said...

Such fine images to work with and your stitching adds so much interest and depth to the pages along with your choice of interesting paper(s).
I like the way you dive into a project fearlessly and go for it!
I have been distracted by the weather...I get excited about snow like a little kid eventho I am enjoying it from inside mostly...snapping loads of pics!
Happy Weekend E!

Krisha said...

Great history lesson, and your pages area really turning out impressive.

I've been working in the backyard all week enjoying being "unplugged", the sunshine and getting things ready for general just being out doors!

Thanks for the J52 comment.

TwinkleToes2day said...

Most excellent progress Elizabeth; Kathy will be thrilled when it's finished.

Wee Man says - Thank you Elizabeth. I hope you don't get midges near you they are very annoying when they bite and make me itch. I have been on five buses today so I had a great time. Bye for now :-D

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Love what you do with the images..the stitching adds so much interest to the pages!

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Carol said...

It's really coming along rather nicely! Great work!

Karla B said...

Wow wow wow this is super gorgeous my friend!

Jo Murray said...

I am loving all the work in this book.

Corrine at said...

Isabella was quite the beauty wasn't she. Great little dip into our history mode. xox

Kelly Deal said...

Great work Elizabeth! Can't wait to see the finished book!

pearshapedcrafting said...

I am loving seeing your pages Elizabeth - Kathy will love it I'm sure! I see you have lighter nights now - don't change here till a week on Saturday but it was light until 6pm yesterday - lovely! Hugs, Chrisx