Elizabeth's Lesson 12 is chock full of altered book goodness--folded pages, pockets, & spinners! Before I show you my pages from this week, let me just say I took a little artistic license with this lesson, so check out Elizabeth's blog to see how she taught these techniques.
I'd like to tell you that I am a genius and combined the three elements into one by design, but it didn't happen that way. Despite reading over the lesson several times before I began, I made an "error". I still like the way it all turned out--it certainly is my most elaborate page so far. This is my Las Vegas spread:
BJ gave me a really nice tip on how to keep the top from tearing on my last lesson which gave me an idea how to strengthen this pocket. Since I didn't want anything to show, I backed it with duct tape--strong as ever!
On the right page, I used a map of the Vegas strip to line the pocket/folded page--I'll show you that tag in a minute. Remember my color wheel? Well I turned it into a roulette wheel & used a paper fastener to attach it to the tip of the folded page. It probably sticks out of the book a little farther than had I done the folded page as Elizabeth taught, but I need to let loose & get messy! Just below the wheel you will see "The Rat Pack is Back". This is a show we went to see which you will understand when I show you the next page:
On the left page is a vegas-themed piece of card stock I had, so I used it to line this side of the folded pocket. I cut out an extra playing card to hide the back of the paper fastener and glued on a microphone to tie into the right page. It's hard to read, but the wheel says "Round and round she goes, where she stops, nobody knows".
Can you tell I love making this?