I simply LOVE these fatbooks! I participated in another fatbook party the other day. It's run like a Shoe Box party where we each bring our own design for a page, then all the participants work at creating the pages in true party-like fashion! But at the end of the day, we bind it all together into a beautiful FAT book!
For my page, I bought fringe from the Upholstery section. I spent a little for it but it was worth it fo the design! I covered watercolor paper (140 weight but old cereal boxes would work too!) with burgandy cardstock then added the fringe. For the frame, I bought cheap frames from the dollar store (made up for the cost of the fringe!) and framed a stamped victorian lady picture on vellum. I colored her in abit and cut out areas I wanted her to show "fur." Then I sandwiched in the picture and fur into the frame, and lined the inside and outs of the frame with a krylon pen. Added a few burgandy roses and there you have a true victorian page! I stamped a couple little pieces of holly just to make sure it was "Christmas!" But this is how the Victorian Era people did their picture frames at the time. This became more "authentic" as I found the treasures for my page! I'm showing the backside here too but this time it wasn't very special.
I wish I obtained permission to show the other artist's pages, the entire book is simply fantastic! I've already looked through it several times and can't get enough of it. And I even spent 11 hours putting it all together! But if you know me personally, I know you'll be seeing it soon, I've just got to show it off! ;) A very special fatbook indeed!
I cranked out three ATC's in the last couple days too (67 all in all!) that I will be showing with you in the next couple days too! And of course my stamp camp is around the corner so Saturday, you'll see what we did here (As well as my Holiday Stamp a Stack photos) So be sure to check back, I"ll be active for awhile!
Afternote: Why does my life get so busy that I have to butt up to deadlines all the time? I'm not waiting for New Year's to start that Resolution! Hope to fix it now! But then comes along more commitments! Single parenting is so relaxed and nothing much to do....NOT!!! ;)