Saturday, July 23, 2011

Rusty goodness received from Halle

Last week I received my lovely Rust and White swap pages from Halle, the second in a set of pages from this group of six round robin players. I love rust!


LinkLinkHalle says when making these tip-ins, colors confuse her because there is no theme.


Ah, but there is a theme. It is the colors themselves. Aren't they lovely?


I also included the sign-in tag I got from Halle. I'm so in love with these fabric and paper pages and tag. That seems to be the theme of this go-round, since both Cath and Halle have chosen to include rusted fabric in the mix.

Finally, I was surprised that on Wednesday several people mentioned they didn't understand why the majority of the pages I make for scrappy journals are the same size (8.5 inches by 11 inches). I fold them in half after they have been sewn on both sides. I make a couple of smaller pages 8.5 inches by 5 or 6 inches that I add to each signature in each journal for a bit of variation. But because the binding method requires sewing, I learned after the first few I made that you can't really vary the page size too much, or the cover doesn't fit right in the end. And by making many pages ahead of time, I can choose the right images to go with the right journal. You need to understand, what I showed in that sack was an accumulation of about five months' work. It takes quite a long time to make enough pages for even a single journal. But thanks for asking and commenting about them.

14 thoughtful remarks:

Steph said...

These are lovely E!!! I'm sure your journal will look fabulous!

Dianne said...

Rust is beautiful... I saw a show on TV that had table tops made from rusty car hoods... They were phenomenal...

Laura Tringali Holmes said...

I had never thought of doing pages separately from the book. I primarily work with paper within the bindings of existing old books, but I am struck by the neatness and convenience of the concept of doing pages separately and re-binding. Hmmmm.
Love all that gorgeous rust on the tip-ins!

Halle said...

Thanks for the kind words and good placement of the tag. :) I'm going to be very excited to see the end result of this book of yours!!

Jo Murray said...

These are soooo gorgeous.

Amanda said...

Wow, beautiful pages. And the rusted coloring is very beautiful. Looks like some very wonderful pages for a swap..

Marlynn said...

You my dear, are simply addicted to rusty! No doubt about it, you just revel in rust and I think Halle knocked it out of the ball park. I can just imagine how excited you were when you opened her package! Stay cool. Hugs

Incipient Wings said...

these are gorgeous!!!!

Marilyn Rock said...

These are really beautiful!

Hoping things are cooler there. We're still in the excessive heat! xxoo

Becca said...

Love these pieces!

voodoo vixen said...

What fabulous pages you have there, this book is going to be a beaut when it is completed!!

Julia Dunnit said...

ooh these are delicious, almost regally gold! Funny that Halle should say that - I'd say she gets it perfectly!

Dianne said...

gorgeous stuff! Halle did a great job and you are a lucky gal...

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

Oh SO beautiful! Are these going into a book when you have them all?