This month Leo has a theme of collecting and recently I have been collecting inspirational quotes which I wanted to have all in one place so I decided to make a minibook. I was thinking of the expression "thinking outside the box" but I decided to change it around and think of the box itself - the box my kit arrived in!
I started my mini book by cutting out 6" x 4" rectangles from the box and tearing off the top layers of card. I love the effect this has. I covered both sides of each piece with gesso. I used gesso rather than acrylic paint as it only requires one layer.
I started layering up my pages using the lovely bits and pieces in the kit with the addition of a couple of border punches and an ink pad to colour the edges of the quotes.
I used one of the glassine envelopes here to write out a story I read recently and I wrote out the title on the page. I used the gorgeous Studio Calico butterfly rub-ons throughout the book as it helps the individual pages come together as a coordinated whole design.
The tissue paper that the kit was wrapped up in was used on this page to make a rosette with a torn paper heart in the centre.
I'll be back soon with my final project for this month using the Lite kit "Rocky Road"