Friday, August 29, 2014

Asian Star Book

From my friend Gene, I got this wonderful Star Book....it is truly so awesome in person.  The front and back chipboard covers are using actual fabric - it is so cool.  I love the  colors in this fabric!!! Finished size is 6-1/4" x 4-1/2" and held open/closed with a 5/8" Gold satin ribbon. More photos to follow below............
Side opening view:
Side spine view:
Star book overhead view:
All the paper used in this book is shimmery Vanilla card stock.  The Dandelion Stamps BFF's is so appropriate for the inside cover. On the right inside is stamped "Friends". Love the red floral background that was also stamped, too.
Turn the page to see a variety of stamped Asian calligraphy styles:
Wow - continue turning the page: beautifully stamped red cherry blossoms with a stamped message:
Some stamped Bamboo on this page - Origami folded cranes embellish these two pages:
Another variety of stamped bamboo on this page along with a special stamped message.  There is a metal Buddha embellishment,too
On this page, stamped calligraphy along with some wonderful Washi paper strips and die cut Ginkgo leaves:
And, on the final page, stamped mums along with a very special message. 
Thank you for stopping by today and thank you Gene, for this wonderful memorable album to cherish forever.
 

6 comments:

Lisa Lara said...

This turned out so beautiful Patti.

Lynn said...

Wow! This is a very special book. Love it! It is so artistic and beautiful.

StampinwithAloha said...

That is awesome!

eunice said...

Woo Hoo, Gene!!!! Another AMAZING and BEAUTIFUL piece of art! You are truly AWESOME!!!! Patti...what a wonderful treasure from a treasure of a friend!

Carolyn said...

Gene has treated you with a real treasure. Her art is superb in every way.

Irene Isbell said...

I don't understand . Is there a place where you show how to make this books and boxes? Cause I really would like to make them.
Thank you
Irene isbell