Monday, April 13, 2015

T Stands for Tiki Glass

I am Tiki obsessed, even when there is no Grumpy with it. I've been making books from Club Scrap kits I bought on sale. No expiration dates on them even though the kits were made in 2003, 2004 and 2009.

The strip of paper to the left of the glass and the square to the right will be joined to make a scroll element in this book.

This is the first one. I was doing some Spring Cleaning, innocently opened a box and found it had four ribbon books to stitch in it. And even though I've had the kit for 5 years, I was compelled to make one right then.

This is what the spine looks like. The green ribbon comes out one each side to tie the book closed. There are two pieces of blue ribbon under the stitching.

Then I put that box back and looked in the one under it... And found this book. Beads need to be tied to the strings. I added the washi tape to give it a little more stricture. It needs things on the cover, but I don't know what.

I put the ink pad there for scale. No idea what I'm going to put on the pages either. It's diffiuclt to see in this picture, but the pages are textured. It closes with a tie.

This is a very old kit (2003 I think). The directions don't call for a cover plate, but I'm adding them too. The first and last pages slide into the cover sleeves.

I'm not in danger of running out of things to do lol. That's my $5 typewriter on the bottom left.

For more fun with T head over to Elizabeth and Bleubeard's at the Altered Book Lover.


Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Your Tiki glass is truly an eye opener. It is lovely. Glad you are creating art using up things you bought years ago. That always makes me smile when I read things like that. BTW, I saw the texture in the paper, and it was lovely.

Had to laugh at your comment about THE rocking horse. I counted EIGHT in the pictures I took (grin).

Thanks for sharing your Tiki glass and scrapbook makes with us for T this Tuesday.

Bridget Larsen said...

I love handmade books and the spines are the best part, they can be so decorative, goodluck with your never ending project
Bridget #1

Linda Kunsman said...

what a cool looking tiki glass that is! Your bound books look great, and yes I see you have plenty to keep you busy:) Happy T day!

Darla said...

Your handmade books look really nice. Good to find things you've had for awhile and get inspired to use (or finish) them.

What a colorful glass.


Divers and Sundry said...

I remember back in the day when Tiki everything was all the rage, and your photo brings back fond memories :) Thx! Happy T Tuesday!

Krisha said...

Your tiki glass is really a pretty red, and I also, remember when it was all the rage too.

Your book making looks like fun, and the bindings are fantastic. Funny to see how much the process has progressed since the time you bough your kits. Looks like your going to busy for some time.

Thanks for the earlier visit and the nice comment.....Happy T-day

TwinkleToes2day said...

Well what fabulous projects to keep you going for quite some time. I'm sure you will find lots of inspiration for them. Happy T Day :O))

~*~Patty S said...

Really fun and festive Tiki glass and what great finds to keep you going for awhile.
Your books all look really super!
Happy T Day

dawn said...

Hello and Happy T Day! Cute Tiki cup. Great job working on albums, they look great. Yes, I agree you do have plenty to work on and not get bored, lol. I wouldn't have it any other way.

Rita said...

Of course I love the red Tiki glass! And bookmaking--ahhh!! Such a fun post!! Happy T-Day! :)

pearshapedcrafting said...

Love the red Tiki glass! What a great find those books were - it really is amazing what you find lurking in a clean up!! Happy T day, Chrisx

Halle said...

I'm loving the books you are creating. The green ribbon that links thru and acts as a tie is such a brilliant idea!! So glad you showed these books.
Thanks for stopping by today!
Happy T day

Dianne said...

I love your little books! what a delight to open a box and find treasure ;) happy T day!

Carol said...

Love the glass!!! Red is always a good choice :)