Friday, 9 March 2012

Secret diary!

Alex (aged nearly 5!) has decided that he is going to keep a secret diary!  In reality his 'secret diary' is a little hard backed note book in which he spends hours sitting and drawing and practicing writing his letters. This isn't something we have suggested, but something he has chosen to do over the past few days and he is really enjoying it. I just love the look of concentration on his face as he does it!  He wont let me take photos of the pages as they are secret, but I have been priviledged enough to see them.  I particularly liked his drawing of crows and the double page that was completely filled with letters written neatly between the lines.
My crafting project over the past few days has been a bit of a different one for me.  I am an avid reader and have always been fascinated by the creative process of writing books so decided to alter this mini wooden tray to detail the stages involved.  So you go from 'Unlocking' (top left) the 'Imagination' (top right) to 'Sweet Creation' (bottom left) and finally to 'Publication' (bottom right).  The overall feel of this piece is Steampunk and vintage, with the main colour being Viridian Green. The key, cog, pen nib and bottle are all from the Tim Holtz Idea-ology range.  This little creation fits with Ooh La La 'on the move' (balloon and dragon), SSSS 'Bottle it' (little bottle filled with ink), the Crazy challenge 'steampunk', PTW 'Anything goes', Gingersnap 'Granny's photo album/vintage' (there are lots of vintage elements to this), The Pixie Cottage 'things with wings' (dragon), DYSU 'go green' (colour green), and Paperplay 'recycle' (paper from an old book).  That is all from me for now.  Have a great weekend everyone.
Love,
Caro
x

16 comments:

Iris Benkel-Sommer said...

what a great idea, absolutely gorgeous.
Thanks for joining us this week,
at the Crazy Challenge

Denise and Louise said...

Great altered tray.
Thanks for joining us at The Pixie Cottage this week xx

Candy C said...

I really like your little altered shadowbox that shows the various stages in writing book. Great idea! Love your little vial that you've included! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

Angelica said...

Really like the idéa, nice way of "telling a story"....

Pat said...

Super project, love all the elements, thanks for sharing at OLLCB this week.

Pat xx

Davi said...

Caro that is a fabulous altered tray!! I love all the details, so many interesting things to see :) Thanks for sharing it with us at The Pixie Cottage this week.

Julie M said...

Fab configuration, Caro - I love all the bits and bobs, great inspiration to chart the writing process in this clever way.

Thanks for joining us on PaperPlay this week.

Julie :o)

Angie said...

Great project. Thanks for joining us at Papertake weekly.
Angie x

Maria and Simeon said...

This is one lovely project! Love all of the embellishments on it. Thanks for joining us this week at The Crazy Challenge
Hugs
- Maria

princesskitten said...

fantastic project

kitten - DYSU team

Linda Elbourne said...

Your shadow box is lovely ... the details are all just fabulous! Thanks for playing along with the team at Simon Says Stamp and Show this week!

WencheP said...

This is so cool. What a great project. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.

-Wenche

trisha too said...

What a fun piece, great for the Gingersnap Creations challenge!

:-)

Lizy said...

This is just fabulous Caro! I love the idea behind this! I like the idea of the 'secret diary' too...maybe I should encourage my nearly 4 year old to try it! :)
Thanks for joining us at Ooh La La this week! :)
Lizy DT x

Electra said...

That green is really lovely! Great piece!

Rachelxx said...

This is a lovely piece of artwork - love it!