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.


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.


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. 


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:




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.


Vicki W said...

What a fabulous way to store them!

Gina E. said...

That is so NEAT!!!!

Anonymous said...


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

Judy B