Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Iron Craft 2016 Challenge #11--Memorial Book

Challenge Eleven was based on memories. I had so many ideas of what to do for this project. Unfortunately, life got in the way and I was forced to go in a different direction. A good friend of mine was battling cancer and died recently. I have been helping with the arrangements when the husband asked me if I would make a scrapbook/memorial book for the Memorial Service. The idea was that everyone would bring pictures, newspaper clippings, anecdotes and other memories to place in the book.

Here is the final project. As some of you know, sometimes you put a little bit more love in some projects than others. For me, this was one of those projects. The cover is a ginkgo leaf flocked paper. James loved the ginkgo trees of Puerto Rico where he and his husband would visit frequently. Actually, his ashes will be spread under a favorite ginkgo tree in Puerto Rico.

The interior is covered with black suede paper and the end sheets are a green metallic paper.

Interior Pages
 The pages are hand sewn in the traditional way.

Hand Sewn Signatures (pages)

Each page was hand torn so that a deckled edge appear of the fore edge in the traditional bookbinding technique.

1 comment:

kat said...

What a wonderful gift and I'm sure something that will be treasured for years to come.