Well Anita - don't think there is any question as to which book I like the best. Yes - just give me an old fashioned paperback to hold in my hand and I am in a happy place. For those still wondering which book: Outlander by Diana Gabaldon. I don't know why it appeals to me - but one guess would be my Scottish ancestry is partly to blame. The book has now been made into wonderful TV series - but the book is far better with lots more to the story line and historic background information.
For this card I photocopied a page from the book and inked around the edged with versa Magic Gingerbread to age the page. I then stamped a Power Poppy stamp which had the perfect wording on the spine of the book. Mind you this took me ages to find in my neatly (or perhaps not so neatly) stashed things in boxes - because I kept on finding "treasures" I had forgotten about. The image is coloured with watercolour pencils. The book title was computer generated and again aged.
Not with a book all about Scottish history I just couldn't go past a bit of tartan to finish it off.
Hope you enjoy.
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Tue, Sep 25, 2018 @ 9:02 PM
Diana flash Sassenach! We are of kindred spirit Helen, the Outlander series of books are my all time favourites (and the reason I purchased a kindle LOL). Everything about this is fabulous!! I love that you printed a page from a book and the tartan border is fabulous. Jamie is sure to love this too hehehe...
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Tue, Sep 25, 2018 @ 11:17 PM
This is beautiful!! I love the printed book page and the tartan to frame this pretty image so well colored in warm colors, I don't know if I know this book will need to check the French title but seems to be a good one if they made a film from it, thank you so much for joining the Teapotters!!
Registered: June 4, 2009 Location: Deatsville, Alabama Posts: 55769
Wed, Sep 26, 2018 @ 3:03 AM
Ok, I feel that I have neglected my literary education as I don't know anything about these books, however, I do have a kindle like Susie and will be downloading them soon!!! What a great card to showcase your fondness of this series. Wonderfully done!!!
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Registered: October 18, 2015 Location: Cary, NC Posts: 12657
Wed, Sep 26, 2018 @ 3:12 AM
What a fabulous card and your story about this series! Haven’t read them but do know about the series. Love the tartan plaid and your story. Good to know that I am not the only one looking for things in more than one place! I spend more time looking for things than actually making a card or project. The good news is that I do find what I am looking for which makes me happy! Thanks for sharing your card and story, Helen.
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Registered: July 27, 2007 Location: Dublin, Ireland Posts: 104231
Wed, Sep 26, 2018 @ 6:42 AM
Great image for the challenge. No TV here, but even I have heard of the series. I didn't realise it was a book too...I must look in the library. Of course the plaid is perfect. You've made me hanker after a good oatcake! My uncle used to make excellent ones.
Registered: August 15, 2007 Location: Twin Cities MN Posts: 36281
Wed, Sep 26, 2018 @ 7:10 AM
OMG love this Helen! Another Claire and Jamie fan here :) That's such a wonderful book and the series is pretty good, too (good casting for the main characters). I love that you used a bit of the text as your bg and the tartan (of course, you had to use that)...I hope an Outlander fan gets your card...and if they don't they'll HAVE to read the book and become one!
Registered: February 22, 2012 Location: Cape Cod Posts: 37124
Thu, Sep 27, 2018 @ 4:03 PM
This is stunning, Helen! The color jump off the page and your coloring is beautiful. Great job getting the page to print out so perfectly. I have been looking for something to read, so I stopped writing this and downloaded a sample of Outlander. Cannot wait to check it out.
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