Saturday, January 13, 2007

Once upon a time in Marpessa

This tiny little book is 6 x 5 and it belongs to TRUDY McLAUCHLAN I was the last of 5 girls to work in this book and all the work that came be for me was beyond amazing! the outside of this book is a soft leather

I am glad that I was not the first to work in this book, I do not think that I could have started it and my Son call me "the book murder" !!! if its a late 1800's book about love I cant not bear to tear :) and this was one of those books!
just the pages that I had to work on broke my heart to alter them because all the words were so lovely!

This Altered book was so hard for me to work in because I was in love with the book! so I ended up embellishing the pages :) I did do a cut out and did a two sided fabric piece.
if you look close under the lace there is a small die and a old mother of pearl button and 2 tiny pearls.

trapped under the lace is a paper leaf and the letter T for the owner of the book Trudy :) I was also machine stitch on the sides of the pages.

I used organza to house 2 golden rings and small golden balls and the words "I love you" stamped on muslin and hand stitched X's to hold the art heart to the page.

I used Mica on image from the book with sewn fabric, lace and paper.
On Monday this little piece pf magic will be sent on it long trip home to Australia :)



Sandra said...

*awh* ruth, your pages are wonderful... and i loved the book, too :) the leather is fantastic, isn't it? this was a very inspiring altered book swap, i hope we'll be able to make another one this year :)

Evoke-Designs by Lorraine said...

Ruth, your latest postings are just gorgeous!

martha said...

These pages are spectacular, Ruth! I love the cut outs -- brilliant!

ArtsyMama said...

This book is absoluley gorgeous! Wow...I am totally blown away:) Your work is just stunning.

Anonymous said...

As always your work is mezmerizing!!! I love it and the use of fabric and all and stitching is so wonderful to see!! Lucky Trudy she will just love this!!! what a treasure!!!
Hugs Linda

Patti Gramza said...

Ruth, this is bbbbbbeautiful! I love the soft and vintage looking colors with the muslin and the laces!!!! Just perfect, how lucky is Judy!!!!! VERY!!!!!!!!!!!!

Plain Jane said...

wow. totally lucious. really beautiful and soooo romantic. what a treasure.

Norah's said...

What a treasure. Your art is so beautiful and I love the vintage feel you gave. It just made me want to see more.

Holly Stinnett said...

I get the chills when I look at your work. It's so very beautiful.

Gypsy Purple said...

This is amazing...congratulations. I would love to feature this on my blog some time. Please??