Monday 21 July 2014

Book inspiration :D

Hi folks, Yes! I love reading, it's my own little world going on inside my head whilst I run through daily life. It fills me with pleasure!
Thank you for dropping in, I hope the day goes well for you :D
 Here the sun shines off and on, still very warm :D
Today I have a card for Stampotique, The lovely France asked

I would like to know about your favorite books. So my challenge for you, should you accept it, is to create a piece, inspired by your favorite book. Let the story, the title, the cover, a quote inspire you! Now you might have a problem choosing your all time favorite book, don't worry, it's not like you are writing it in stone, just pick one. Or maybe your problem is that you don't like reading at all. Here is how to cheat: go for your favorite film based on a book, we won't tell ;)))
Here is my card

I wonder if you can guess which book I chose? The young ladies' names were Meg, Amy, Jo and Beth
  I read this book in my formative years, it's probably really dated but I thoroughly enjoyed it!
 This isn't a line from the book but I do believe it says a lot about the spirit of the book, in my opinion! I found it on Pinterest.
Check this pin out...
Makes you think huh? I can't help agreeing :D LOL From Pinterest

My choice for this challenge is ..................... 'Little Women' By Louisa May Allcott.
Brief overview of the book HERE

I stamped the girls onto shrink plastic painted them with H2O,s then cut them out, shrunk them and got stuck!!! At one stage they were on a journal page, that didn't work, tried them on a larger card, nooo so this final incarnation sees them with a background using a stencil/mask by Heidi Swapp and Cosmic Shimmer, Golden Mint.
Stampotique stamps are   Noelle, Relaxin', Gooseneck and Mela


Karin said...

wow that looks great!
I also read that book, centuries ago, haha

aussie aNNie said...

Hi Gay, I used to read a lot of books but now, like watching TV they put me to sleep, great card though.xx
♥aNNie The Journey is the Start

Di said...

Squeal! I KNEW that was the book right away Gay - it's one of my all time favourites and never fails to enchant me. With a few tears along the way! LOVE your shrinkles girlies :)

Hugs, Di xx

massofhair said...

Loving your shrink plastic Ladies, they are so beautifully coloured and look beautiful against that dark brooding background, perfect for a reading room.

Great book to get inspiration from and you are correct about the words from Pinterest :-) xxx

Kay Wallace said...

It has been way too many years since I read "Little Women," but their names were immediately recognizable. I love the stamps your chose to represent the girls, Gay! This project has made a beautiful card with inspiring words, for sure! Thanks so much for participating in the Stampotique Designers' Challenge!

Patricia said...

Like Kay it is many years since I read "Little Women"
I knew right away that was what you had in your mind.
Love what you have done.
I have never had much luck with "shrink plastic" Really must try again

Patricia x

Doreen said...

Love this,and yes read the book eons

Canonbury creations said...

Love this Gay and what fabulous taste you have !! Love that book and can't live without one on the go:)
just back last night from Portsmouth and a fun weekend with Charlie. We are looking forward to a quiet couple of weeks as we don't seem to have been home much in the last month! I love the warm weather but not the humidity:)
Val x

Dotty Jo said...

Oh be still my beating heart! I love it that you love to read... and that you also found this book when you were growing up. Great make hun, I love it, Jo x
BTW, I am currently reading a Tove Jansson book. She wrote the Moomin Troll stories but also wrote for adults in her later life. If you want some great quotes try googling her!

Stamps and Paper said...

Lovely shrink,plastic ladies great card Gay


Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Oh! I love your interpretation of the book, GREAT quote too.

Seems like a lot of us read Little Women, AND I've seen all the films too, although the one with Elizabeth Taylor is my favourite.

Don't know if you saw my recent book inspiration, a little more ahem! up to date! LOL.

maria's knutselplezier said...

What a great card, I can't say I wrote the book!! But the tittle is very promessing!!


france papillon said...

Thank you so much for linking to the book review! It takes a bookworm to understand the importance of it when introducing a new book ;)
And your creation got me even more curious about the story!
Thanks for joining the Stampotique Designer challenge :)))

Jackie said...

What a great 'take' on Little Women!
Thank you for joining us at stampotique designers challenge blog

Sarn said...

Oh the shame . . .I don't think I've read this classic book!


Gerrina said...

I love the card you made! And I read the book too!! And stil like it! This is a book that takes you away out of daily life so easely... Fun to see we read the same one... Enjou the summerweather! Hugs, Gerrina

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

I especially love that starry night background! Never read that book, but perhaps I'll check out that challenge!

Sam & Poppy said...

Love your card Gay.
Thanks for joining in with us at Stampotique, have a lovely weekend :)xx

Cocofolies said...

It's hard to see that they are in shrink plastic!!... Lovely card but sorry, I can't remember if I have read this book in the past or not.. I've lost my head haha. :) xx