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02 September, 2020

SEPTEMBER 2020 Main Challenge - BOOKS and BOOK PAPER

Welcome back to another Main Challenge at More Than Words!

Book paper – the unsung hero of crafty stash! 

Our Main Challenge is based on a word inspiration and a creative challenge.

Word Inspiration - BOOKS
Creative Challenge - BOOK PAPER


Many of us love BOOKS – do you have a favourite? Does a grandparent read to your child? Is your child getting books ready for school or are they having a special Book Day? Or maybe you’d love to create a special book just for you. We need to see in your project how our word inspired you. If it isn’t obvious in your work, then please explain it in your post. 

Of course, we can’t have books without BOOK PAPER! Book paper can be such fun to add to projects and we want to see it somewhere on yours!

Heikes: My inspiration for you is a layout created on 13@rts paper where I glued a "BOOK PAPER" collage. My book pages come from a book that belonged to my mother. I also put book pages behind the photo of my mother. BOOKS did not play a major role in my parent's world, in contrast to myself... I read one or two books a week. I recently became the proud owner of an e-book reader. I am interested in many genres: crime stories, fantasy, women or historical novels. I am currently reading the series of the seven sisters of Lucianda Riley. When I read a book I need silence and then I dive into the world of the book. I don`t hear anything anymore. Often it happens that my husband has to call me several times before I notice that he has spoken to me... Yeah I am a real "book-worm".

Cecilia:  I grew up with piano sheet music BOOKS, because my mom is a concert pianist and composer. I can't remember a day that I didn't enjoy hearing her play the piano. That's why, for this month's challenge, I dedicated my project to her and the love of music that she shared with us. A piece of piano music BOOK PAPER is the perfect embellishment. My mom still plays  the piano beautifully!

Dana: I love a good BOOK! I recently finished reading "Midnight Sun" by Stephenie Meyer, which is part of the Twilight Saga told from vampire Edward Cullen's point of view. I included BOOK PAGES from a dictionary with words that reinforced themes from the book. I also added a quote from Edward. I'm still Team Edward after 15 years! There are two more books planned in this saga and I can't wait to read them.

Heather: I used the BOOK and BOOK PAPER challenges by journalling about our book club and creating my page in a book. I really enjoyed this challenge. I hope you do too!

Anastasia: For the September challenge I made an altered mixed-media project using a real BOOK for the base and BOOK PAGES to create layering.
Book pages really often help give interest, and are suitable for layering in many projects.

 Sarah: This month the word BOOKS inspired me on this canvas. I chose to take a picture of my husband's typewriter because he has always dreamed of writing his book. He wrote it but never published it. As embellishments, I created small books from a sculpturing type paste that hardens. In the background of my canvas, I used pieces of old BOOK PAPER to layer with.

Jolande: There is nothing better than sitting on an easy chair with a good BOOK.

Yulia: Nowadays, when everyone reads books in electronic form, old editions are pleasant to hold in your hands and look through the yellowed BOOK PAPERs. Old BOOKS inspire creativity. I found this book by an unknown author in the entrance of the house, and now use it as an artbook. The book got a second life! I used spray from Lindy's and the paper tag is from 7 Dots.


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but that have that special something that captured our attention)

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