Thursday, November 6, 2008

I finished mine!

I'm so so excited about this swap, and I just know that everyone will be doing amazing things in my book. Just watching all of your books come together has been really inspiring!

So here's my book:

The front and back cover. Feathers just don't scan well! It really looks lovely in person.

This was the first spread I finished, and I love how the layers worked together. I did the word page a little bit differently, playing off of the typical bird identification book.

She was a TON of fun to do, and my family really loves her boldness.

This is the only bird I did that isn't made up. I thought the crossbill was such an unusual bird, though, that it would fit in well with my other fantasy fowl.

This is my signature page. I cut out enough eggs (that sit in the pocket at the back of the book) for everyone to write their info on! I think its a fun play on the pocket use.

Here's the template on each of the pages for you guys to use. You have **complete** liberty to work outside of the lines - I just hope having them there will help you know where the head meets the body meets the legs for future cutting. :)

I'll try to get this out in the mail in the next couple of days!


yellbroad said...

WOOOOW.... it's really amazing!! the cover looks so beautiful...

It's very helpul the templeate to make all the entries put together, great idea!

Burger Raff said...

very very impressive
these look amazing, and the care u put into all of this is outstanding. very cool idea for the sign in sheet, and the bird template is very clever, thatll definlly help unify your book

Burger Raff said...

oh yea-also
did u get my Flickr mail? Ive got a moleskine ready to send to you, but lost track of the adresses-would you mind sending yours along?

Jan Allsopp said...

Fantastic! I love how much thought and work you've put into your book, and how different it is. This exchange just keeps getting better.

Anna Denise said...

Very nice!

benconservato said...

lovely idea! look forward to seeing it for real.