Tuesday, May 5, 2015

A Little Project, A Long Time In The Making

Last week I finally finished a project that has been on my mind for a long time.
 It was August 2013,
that I joined the Marie Antionette Mail Art Group's
French General mini envelope swap.
The stack of beautifully embellished envelopes sat patiently for all this time.

.The goal was to create a book with those beautiful envelopes.

Fast forward to April's
French General ATC swap that I hosted.
Liz wrapped her ATCs in this beautiful French ticking fabric.
It was the absolute perfect piece to wrap my front and back covers!
Thanks Liz, how did you know!
The cover ATC is the one I created for an example of 
"French General Style."

Inside,
the envelopes are the perfect size to tuck the ATCs  I received in our swap.

All of the works on the inside of the book are by different artists.

I also tucked in some of the lovelies that were gifted to me.

One artist made the envelope 
and another the ATC.
Serendipity at its best!

The finished book is HUGE,
it doesn't come close to closing,
but that okay with me.
This is a true work of  heARTs.

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Wishing you a beautifully heARTsy week! 

10 comments:

Lululiz said...

I am thrilled to bits that you were able to use the piece of fabric for such a wonderful project. The book turned out so beautifully, it is a real inspiration for me to try and make something similar for some of the gorgeous ATCs I have received in your swaps.

Caroline Ouzts Hay said...

Oh the finished project is just divine! Love the mix of paper and fabric. So pretty!

Hugs
Caroline

Createology said...

Oh how divine when everything comes together just like a dream! Lovely little envelope book for holding ATCs. This is an excellent idea to be able to enjoy such treasures from the HeART. Creative Book Bliss Dear...

Nancy said...

Your patience paid off beautifully. This is truly lovely and so meaningful.

Jewels said...

Wow this is gorgeous - love how it turned out...

Dorthe said...

It is a most wonderful idea, --and book made from the envelopes you recieved. What a bounty of beauty ,assembled in one gorgeous piece, with both the fantastic envelopes, and the ATC`s .So much loveliness, dear Kimberly.
Sending you thoughts and a hug .
Dorthe xo

Kelly Deal said...

Beautiful book Kimberly!

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Thanks for sharing with us. This is awesome! Love all the detailed elements and layers. A precious keepsake.

Amy B said...

Tres Bon! Great work.

Seahorse Ranch Girl said...

Serendipity! The ticking fabric is indeed perfect for this book. Your project came together beautifully.

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