Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Playing with paper

I just love Graphics 45 paper and when I feel like crafting rather than creating art with a capital A, this definitely is the most inspiring paper line around I think.
Today I created a mini book out of empty toilet rolls. The idea came from my friend Roc. You can see her work here. I used 4 rolls for this mini. The paper I used is "Once upon a springtime", probably one of my favourites at the moment, I guess because I can't wait for spring to come.

This is the cover, and here are some of the pages:




And this is the back cover:

12 comments:

  1. Hi Sweetness, I am so touched by your work and for some reason it brings out the "weepiness" in me. It just speaks to a place in my heart that I can't name. So soft and yet so strong. Hugs, Mollye

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  2. It is a beautiful, inspirational book that seems to say, spring is just round the corner.

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  3. Such a wonderful use of toilet rolls. Truly is a beautiful book Astrid. Annette x

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  4. OOOOHHH !!! Astrid this is sooo awesome and I also love graphic 45 one of my very faves....along with 7Gypsies .... your work is full of magic and a treat to see.. love your work .. hugz all the way from Adelaide Australia xo

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  5. This is just so beautiful...you do amazing things. I dont always comment but I always drool lol :) x

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  6. Ahhh, the lowly toilet roll elevated to a gorgeous little booklet. I had seen Roc's and tucked the idea away in my mind. You have inspired me doubly! Beautiful work, Astrid .... but then all your work takes my breath away!

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  7. Bravo, Astrid! Who knew that such a beautiful treasure could be created from something so lowly!!! Awesome work! Hugs, Terri xoxo

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  8. Fantastic book- I have these papers too and I love what you have created here!

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  9. What is the measure of a true artist? I will tell you. A true artist is a person who can find beauty in empty toilet roll holders! Your book is so beautiful. The papers are gorgeous. Perfection.

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