I call it a toilet roll book but it is, in fact from other cardboard tubes!
I started by cutting the tubes at varying lengths and adding gesso.
Next I glued on some previously cut flower, butterfly and leaf shapes left over from Fragile Papers challenge. I stamped with an assortment of PA stamps in Watering Can Archival. Gold heat embossed some script and heat embossed the edges with Gold and Black Frantage.
I was really pleased with the edging on the tubes with Frantage.
Next I added something different to each page using scrim, raffia, lace, stockinette, jute ribbon and dried flowers!
I made some "pages " to go inside made from black card with raffia handles and glued a selection of photos from my botanical sketching days!
These are my sketches and watercolours on one side.
And photos of the flowers (from my garden) , before I sketched them. With a few notes.
Finally, I punched holes, threaded rings, added an embelly or 2 and grinned to myself! I am really pleased with this and although I did it all today, for once I have not cut corners or regret anything!
Thanks again to the PA team for inspiring me!