Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Leaf-spiration - Mini book

 Today I finished my entry for the Leaf-spiration challenge at Simon says stamp and show

I went on quite a journey making this little book.. as you will see ;)

First I collected an assortment of leaves from the garden.

 Also came across some gorgeous skeleton leaves / and partial skeleton leaves which are stunning! I was so excited when I found these..

At this point I decided that all these little leaves would look cute in their own mini book.
Once I had the papers for inside, and the leather cover all ready to go, I set about adding some detail to the pages, so the leaves had a nice backdrop throughout the book.
I had a rummage through my stamps, but couldn't find any foliage/leaves suitable.So I did the next logical thing (Albeit a little time consuming) and made some !

 I am delighted with how they turned out, and they were so easy to make!

There is a mixture of natural handmade papers/ and linen blend papers throughout. On which there are most of the leaves I originally collected, as well as some little notes, to remind me where they came from etc. Over time, the leaves should dry out and become a lot flatter than they are at the moment. To me, its like capturing a day in history - through the leaves in my back garden! and my geeky self finds that very cool ;)

Here is the book assembled :)

The title of the book should really be 'little leaves' but 'little leaf' just sounded a lot cuter ;)

Iz x


  1. This is beautiful, I love how hand-made it looks, in all the right ways! Your stamps turned out great too! Thanks so much for joining us for this week's Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!

  2. Wow, Izzy!

    I love autumn because of the beautiful leaves (especially the skeletton ones!!) and you have made the perfect project to treasure them! Soooo awesomely beautiful!

    Greetings from Vienna,
    die amelie x

  3. Your mini leaf book is so beautifully done! Love the book in and of itself! Then all of the additional work you've done to create such lovely pages....quite an original little work of art! Thanks for sharing your idea and your lovely little book with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

  4. An absolutely fabulous little treasure, Izzy!

  5. Thankyou so much for taking the time to comment, it means alot :) x

  6. Your little book is absolutely gorgeous what a lovely idea x

  7. Love your little mini and the leaf idea is fabulous. I love all things nature. I have taken pictures of wildflowers for years. Maybe I will have to make a mini of them. I am a new follower and look forward to seeing all of your inspiring ideas.
    Cindy Lou

  8. This is a really fabulous piece of hand made creativity...I love all the detail and the inspiration all those leaves give. Love it! Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show! Sarah.

  9. Congratulations on your win at Simon Says. Your little book is absolutely gorgeous. I just love the 'stamped' leaves and the whole quality hand-made look.

  10. As a Biology teacher I made many leaves collections myself, but never as Beautiful as your book! WOW your work is gorgeous. TFS and for the inspiration

  11. I's wonderful and really, really,beautiful... BRAVO !

  12. What a cool little mini album! Perfect for your leaf collection. And Congrats over at SSS!

  13. Cute! Cute! Cute! What a little treasure.