June 2, 2008

Cover For The Emotions of France Book

I am just so happy with how this book has come out. So many amazing artist joined in to create this book and it is already so amazing. I finished making the covers, as well as other pages, but thought I would share the cover today.



I really like how the cover turned out. I hand stamped this image onto some velum and then used scrap book paints to paint the image from behind. I blended the colors together and love the soft effect that the finished product has.

After it dried, I placed it down onto some vintage french paper from an old book and added the title. My husband made all of the copies for me. He is so supportive! I added the flower with the large pearl brad to give it some dimension.


The book will be bound on the top so I have plenty of room on the back cover for the binding. I added an image that I liked as well as the English translation of the book's title. I then used some pearlescent chalks to the image to give it a little more color and shimmer.



So there is one more part of the book. I hope to get these bound and out in the mail soon. Still waiting on a couple of pages, and then will print out a contributing artists list. I am just thrilled with the end result so far. You can bet I will be posting pictures of the finished book.

Thanks to all of the amazing artists that made this book so fabulous!

Rhonda...

14 comments:

Sherry/Cherie said...

Beautiful cover Rhonda!!! You've outdone yourself and I can't thank you enough for all the work you are doing (and your husband!) in putting this together for us!!

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

It looks wonderful. Hope you recieved my pages.

My Crafty Little Page said...

Fabulous cover, Rhonda. 23/24 pages who cares???The book will be incredible and I just can't wait to get it. Nancy

Artdecadence said...

Great work Rhonda...looking forward to finished product...you've done a fabuloso jog! Love Christine

Artdecadence said...

oops...mean 'job'....

Elizabeth Holcombe said...

So Pretty! Well done, my friend! I can't wait til the book arrives! Sucha great project. Thanks so much for organizing it!~~~XXOO, Beth

BellaColle said...

Wow! It's lovely!
Thank you for organinzing and inviting me to participate...
Have a wonderful week
XO
~Christine

Kathy~Vintage Snaps & Scraps said...

I want mine now!!!!!!!!!! I am so excited, to get it. I LOVE the cover and back page you created, I simply will be over the moon the day this book arrives.
You did it girl!!!!!
I will be waiting by the mailbox for mine.
~xx~
Kathy

Beth Leintz said...

Beautiful! Wish I had been swapping with you!

miss magpie-pixie said...

Woo Hoo Rhonda and Chuck !
it`s looking more beautiful than i`d imagined ! And cannot wait to get my hands on it !!
Thanks to you both for putting in your precious time to get this made up for us all !

hugs
xx

Natalea said...

So beautiful Rhonda! I cannot wait to get one in my hands! I'm so excited for it, and so happy I was able to be included in this project. Thanks so much for all the time and work you put into this. It's something we'll all treasure! xo natalea

Emily said...

Oh how lovely! What a wonderful project this has been. Thank you for all of your hard work! Emily.

wanderlustnpixiedust said...

Rhonda, It looks as if it is coming along beautifully! Can't wait to see your photos of the finished book..

Wish that my hubby had more free time because I would definitely have him beside me in my craft room. He will certainly be hearing about your wonderful, helpful husband.

Elaine Thomas said...

Rhonda, I love the cover it looks wonderful!! I can't wait to receive my copy. Smiles, Elaine