Welcome to another fantastic challenge from CKCB! Our challenge this month was to make a project inspired by our love for childrens' books. The hardest thing about this challenge for me was to try and narrow it down from so many possibilities! I was lucky to have a mom who read to me and I've always been enthralled by literature. And the artwork!! I am a forever fan of Richard Scarry and Maurice Sendak. I also adore the retro artwork from the Little Golden Books. So much good out there!
For my project, I decided to pay homage to Beatrix Potter. The tale of Peter Rabbit has a special place in my heart, so I absolutely had to buy this amazing piece of fabric I found! Using it as my focal point, I made a collaged cover for a book journal where I write down what I've read and whether or not I liked it.
I used some Gesso and pale blue acrylic paint to outline the edges of the fabric and to add some color to the Heidi Swapp paper I sewed it onto. I also cut out a "rabbit" definition from a vintage childrens' dictionary and cut it into a file tab shape.
Here's a close-up of that gorgeous fabric!
I also added a piece of scalloped lace to the bottom and attached some fabric scraps on the side.
To finish it off, I adhered everything to background paper from Basic Grey.
I must say that this has been one of my absolute favorite CKCB challenges. Thanks to my fellow Design Team members for never ceasing to inspire!