I attended the retirement party of the recipient of this gift last night so I can now publish full photos. Messages from colleagues were written mainly on the tags that you can see. I did include a hidden section which was also used to record goodbyes. This is closed with a ribbon.
As I said in an earlier post, I used Joanna Sheen's Eastern Treasures CD Rom.
The lady has peonies in her garden just like the ones in the illustrations so I knew that it would be perfect for her. I appreciated the opportunity of making something that took a great deal of thought to complete. Reading that again it sounds strange but I like to see something like this build up. I have no master plan in my head when I start - only the papers, card, glue etc. The project evolves through time and I'm sure that I would not be as pleased with the final result if I had completed it in a couple of days.
Anyway, done now.......what next?
And in case anyone is interested, here is some info about materials used.
Eastern Treasures CD Rom
4x 15cm square cards stuck together to create zig zag book.
2 x 16 cm square card ( about 350 gsm) for covers
Sizzix traditional tags
Martha Stewart punch
Eastern stamps ( variety)
This post is not appearing as I had wished. Sorry about the column of text.