Monday, March 28, 2011

Traveling Pages Come Home

The idea behind the Traveling Page swap was, of course, to have a book.  And a book needs a cover - or in this case, a wrapper.

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I had all my pages loosely bound awhile back, and I showed you the introductory page I made.  I thought for a long time about how to bind these pages permanently.  Finally, I decided a wrapper would be the best.  That way I could fix the pages in securely and have a decorative spine as well.

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For the front, I created a photo collage of several front doorways and then printed it onto fabric using an antique filter.  The letters DOORS are simply fused and satin stitched. 

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Probably my favorite feature is the door plate that I got from Alpha Stamps.  The doorknob is the 'button' to hold the book closed!

Here are just a couple of pictures of the inside:

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For the lining I have some fabric with the map of the world on it.  Very appropriate!

I really enjoyed this swap and I think I learned lots and lots.  In some ways, I am sad it is over.  But I have all these wonderful pages to look at and remind me of the journey.

3 comments:

Vicki W said...

What a fabulous way to store them!

Gina E. said...

That is so NEAT!!!!

virtualquilter said...

Liz,

You have done well, as usaul. Looks absolutely stunning!

Judy B