Sunday, May 16, 2021

Books and Coffee

 The Mod Squad Challenge is to use book print as a background.  This page comes with a story.....When my son was in high school, his English class read Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway.  We purchased  the book online, and it had a rough life in his backpack---not to mention that  he did not particularly care for the story.  It was a little too beaten up to donate to the teacher for use by or loan to future students.  He was more than happy to let me 'cut it up for craft purposes'.  When he graduated from college, I covered the book in pretty wrapping paper and incorporated it into the table centerpiece despite the fact that it is now missing a few pages.  He was good-natured about the teasing he received over his 'favorite novel' being used in the centerpiece.

I followed Gina K's tutorial for using a printed page as a background.  The page was crumpled, smoothed a little and inked directly using a Distress Ink pad.  Then, the panel was die cut with a stitched rectangle which flattened it a bit.  The image and sentiment are from Stamplorations.  The image was loosely colored with AquaBlend watercolor pencils.

Thanks for visiting,


Linking to:

Mod Squad Challenge

Word Art  Wednesday

Never Ending Anything Goes at Stamplorations

1 comment:

Judy Woodland said...

Well I'm just delighted that you have used a piece of a Hemingway book on your creation. My husband was an English teacher, so it's only fitting. Your design is delightful, I love everything about it. Great take on the challenge, thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Mod Squad. Hope to see you back soon!!
Judy~ MSC DT