I'm travelling into a new way of working, a new country, a new language, and a new hobby which I'm passionate about. Come with me for some of the journey...

Thursday, 14 June 2018

Meadow Meditation

Hello all and welcome!  I'm inviting you for another walk in the meadows...  As promised in my Meadow Medley at the beginning of the month, I'm over at Mini Album Makers today with a tutorial sharing some of the how-to details from that project, but as part of a whole new handmade book.


The book I've created is a partner piece to the Meadow Medley, and uses some of the same motifs and techniques.  However, the basic structure is something new... I'm sharing a really easy way to make a book, so that you get to focus on the artistic side of things.


So do hop over to Mini Album Makers for another meditative meadow medley - this time with some more information about how it all came together.

In a meadow full of flowers, you cannot walk through and breathe those smells and see all those colours and remain angry.  We have to support the beauty, the poetry of life.
Jonas Mekas

33 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

Looks wonderful, love the muted colours. Hugs, Valerie

Helen said...

Just been to look, it is fabulous!! love every single page!

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

I have been, seen and so much enjoyed Alison.. A beautiful way to display.
Creative Hugs Tracey xx

Anneke said...

This little book is adorable!! Really beautiful!!!
Love the Colors that you have used, beautiful combination!
Thanks for all the pictures, very inspiring!

Astrid Maclean said...

Just been over Alison, a truly inspiring book!!

Monika Gulyas said...

This album is so beautiful, Alison!!! I love the inside pages but the cover is my favourite!!! Big hugs

craftytrog said...

Just popped over and back. A great tutorial for this glorious book Alison!
Alison x

My name is Erika. said...

I love the blues and browns. They work so well together. Can't wait to see the rest of your journal. Hugs-Erika

Neet said...

That is so pretty - am hopping over for a further peek but had to say how pretty this is on here.
Hugs, Neet xx

froebelsternchen said...

Just one word here as I left my comment on the Mini Album Makers for you!

F A N T A S T I C !!!!!

Hugs Susi

Patty O'Malley said...

Wonderful creation! Love the quotes you used.

Meggymay said...

Awesome, I am away to read the other post.
Yvonne xx

Cestina said...

Just lovely! And so clever - just right for all those friends quotes in fact ;-)

Did I spot my red armchair in one of those photos? xx

Coco said...

Another new gorgeous book, my dearest Alison!
Off to see it in details of course, but also its structure as you say it is easy to do! I'm very curious... It is always interesting to learn new or easy ways to create minibooks, so that we can more focus on the pages inside indeed as the most important part for us).
And oh, thank you SO MUCH for your last words on my blog... xxxx

Dorthe said...

Amazingly stunning it is - oh I love the pages, an d as written over there, they makes me imagine, fairy tales and dreamy worlds.
Stunning results with the gelli plate and sprays-
I always thought it was not allowed to use other than acrylic paints on the plates , but maybe I am wrong .
Thank you Alison, for yet other gorgeous minutes in your company .
Dorthe xoxo

Redanne said...

I have just been over for a look at your wonderful tutorial, your album is beautiful, you achieved some fantastic pulls with the Gelli plate! Anne xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

Just come back here after seeing your beautiful book! Totally inspiring! Hugs, Chrisx

Kate Yetter said...

I absolutely LOVE your cover! Stunning, Alison.
Kate

Craftyfield said...

One book I could actually put together without wonky edges! Loved your tutorial over at the Mini album makers blog! xx

Mrs.B said...

Absolutely beautiful, loved every single page and the cover.
Avril xx

Sue said...

This is a beauty Alison and what a great way to make a book. The 6x6 gelli plate gives you a perfect start to each page, and they look fabulous with the inks. Have a very happy weekend, Sue xx

hazel said...

A beautiful book Alison, I love the pages and colours.
xxx Hazel.

Fliss said...

Absolutely gorgeous and love the beautiful pages you've created for this one too.
Fliss xx

Julia Aston said...

What a gorgeous book cover and the inside pages look so beautiful!

Anke said...

WOW WOW WOW so beautiful, your book is amazing, Alison.

Hugs
Anke

Jennifer Scull said...

what a beautiful book you have created!

Jackie P Neal said...

Your cover is gorgeous! And those pages...

maj. said...

Really love this book Alison!

Sara Barker said...

I've been over to see every wonderful page, Alison! This is a delight from cover to cover, and what a great tutorial! Hugs!

Brenda Brown said...

Beautiful as always - a haven of pages to walk through xxx

Paper Profusion said...

Well I've been over .... one word, rarely used by me... AWESOME! And very beautiful! Thank-you for sharing your genius makes! Nicola x

rachel said...

wow wow wow alison - this is so very gorgeous...love it! Hugs rachel x

Mary Elizabeth said...

Not enough words to express how amazing this is. Loved all of the incredible details. And ... I actually think I could probably make a mini album using this construction technique. Never thought I would hear myself say that. I am blown away by the art on the inside. The idea of having facing pages with the first and second printing background was brilliant (I'm awed by your use of a Gelli Plate.) The pages with Lyn Brown's grass stems are my absolute favorites. They work so wonderfully with the second printing backgrounds. I can't even tell you why I like them; it's just the way they make me feel. I am floored by the paint doubles though. That's just an incredible effect. What makes this an amazing piece of art is truly the journey of exploration and creativity. Your favorite color palette is perfect here. Oh ... and those Distress Crayons on the cover took something that was already beautiful and put it over the top. WOW! ME