"When you wish upon a star, makes no difference who you are.
Anything your heart desires will come to you."
~from Disney's "Pinocchio"~
Hello to All!
When I was planning Book Two of the Bespoken Collection, there was absolutely no doubt in my mind that it would have to feature stars.
Stars have, for centuries, been seen as mystical and magical symbols within cultures. From the Bible, to astrology, to Disney, stars have been used to guide, to foretell the future and even, in the case of Disney, to make all of your wishes come true!
Plus, stars make an awesome theme for creating!
I named this project "Starstruck"...and, while it technically means that you are captivated or in awe of a famous person, I thought it would be so fun to put the focus of stardom on someone you know...a child or grandchild, a friend or family member, or someone who has influenced you or meant a great deal to you. It's always so fun to be considered a star...whether in a classroom setting, or in a performance, or just being a special somebody in your own family. So just imagine how fun it would be for your "star" to be featured in a very awesome, very special work of art called "Starstruck".
The Bespoken Collection is a very custom and special series of beautiful hand made albums...they are richly layered and detailed and become a work of art that you are so proud to display and show off to others.
"Starstruck" is a totally captivating hand made book...hand stitched and bound...with an amazingly detailed and dimensional cover. You will learn how to create the wonderful star wreath (which can be used in other applications too...love the cross-over potential into home dec., cards, etc.) and the combination of papers and fabrics is so cool with the different textures and layers. The shabby vintage style starts on the cover and is seen throughout the book...you will find rusty stars, painted stars, paper stars and even little mirrored stars...all pulled together into one artsy and beautiful album.
The album is 8" x 10" and features watercolor papers, cardstock and onion skin papers inside...torn, dyed, sewn and stamped...punched, curled and pleated, too. In addition to the book structure and front and back covers, this project is kitted for 10 layered and detailed original interior pages. Plus, as a bonus, here are also open pages for additional photos and stories you may want to include.
And, of course, there is a full set of step by step instructions for building the book structure, as well as completing the cover and each of the kitted inside pages. Those instructions come in the form of a pdf. file with lots of pictures and will be emailed to you after the kits are shipped.
"Starstruck", a very limited edition, is available now for pre-order for $149 plus shipping (within the US, sales tax for AZ residents included in shipping) and will begin shipping the week of April 18th. This project won't be taught in a workshop or released as a Workshop to Go, so if it speaks to you, grabs you or captivates you, you'll want to pre-order it right away!
While you may use Facebook and Instagram a lot these days to journal your every day life, that "star" in your life would absolutely love to have their own special book...plus, it's a great way to keep yourself inspired and keep that creativity alive and well. And, if you don't really have a "star" to feature but love creating with the symbol itself, you will be totally enamored of this beautiful project...just add some of your favorite pictures and voila, a wonderful piece of art to grace your home or studio!
Pre-order "Starstuck" today and one of the very limited kits will be reserved...just for you!
Just click on the Buy Now button below to place your order.
As always, thanks for reading, for your orders and your referrals to friends and family.
From my star-filled studio to yours,
SOLD OUT. THANK YOU!