Friday, September 25, 2009

Celebrating Autumn Journal

The Trans Canada Etsy Team issued an Autumn Challenge a while ago, and now all the entires are online for voting! So go over to the team blog (transcanadaetsyteam.blogspot.com) and vote for #11! or #13! er, I mean, go vote for your favorite!

This is my Autumn journal (#11 when you vote!)


I cut a circle out of the front cover to create an enclosed window. The back of the window is lined with a piece of real birch bark, and then a small red maple leaf was placed inside before I sealed it over with a plastic transparency sheet. The birch bark is from that tree in the campground where I camped this past summer and there were big pieces of bark peeling off so I brought a bit home with me. The little red maple leaf, I picked last Fall from a tree near my house and pressed in a big book all year.


The marbled paper on the covers is some that I hand marbled myself. There is also some handmade paper that I made, as the paste-down on the inside of each cover.


Of course this is also for sale in my Etsy shop.

My other submission for this challenge is this sheet of marbled paper - #13 when you vote!! (Also available on Etsy of course)


Vote here: transcanadaetsyteam.blogspot.com
And if you also leave a comment over there after you vote, there is a little giveaway for some lucky commenter (not here, over at the TCET blog!)

13 comments:

AUSTRIA KREATIV said...

this is great, like all your stuff. love it. Monica

Merry said...

So beautiful....both wonderful creations.

Anonymous said...

Hope that your "assistant" is still being a lot of help!

Rhonda Miller said...

thank you Monica and Merry!

And yes, my marbling assistant is always very helpful :)s

Elspeth said...

I voted for your book! You've successfully evoked autumn to me through this. I like how you use found objects from nature and incorporate into your creations. :)

Rhonda Miller said...

thank you Elspeth!

BookGirl said...

Lovely book, Rhonda. And beautiful paper. I remember when you were just a wee marbler at PBI ;-) P.S. Hoping to go next year. How about you?

Saw your "Knots" book at BookOpolis yesterday. So clever. And I noticed several people making knots, and feeling quite proud of themselves when they were successful.

Rhonda Miller said...

thank you Clara. Yes, I'd like to go to PBI next year too, of course! Bookopolis must be fun, wish I were closer so that I could actually attend!

erin said...

Beautiful! I totally voted for #11. :)

Rhonda Miller said...

thanks erin :-)

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~jolene said...

This is without a doubt the most beautiful journal I have EVER (ever, ever) seen!

Rhonda Miller said...

aw, thanks so much jolene!