Spectacular Cards! Fabric, Paper & Game Board Greetings by Sue Astroth
ISBN: 1-57120-310-9 MSRP: $17.95
Create & Treasure/Paper Crafts
8 1/2 X 11 Soft Cover 80 pages color
C & T Publishing (www.ctpub.com)
1651 Challenge Drive Concord, CA 94520-5206
C & T Publishing has another great offering in their new paper arts category, called "Create & Treasure.....Where Memories Meet New Ideas".
Sue is a well know fabric artists who has appeared on the "2005 CHA Craft Special with Carol Duvall" and "Simply Quilts with Alex Anderson" where she introduced and demonstrated projects from her first book with C & T "Fast, Fun & Easy Scrapbook Quilts". Sue combines fabric and paper in unexpected ways in her new book "Spectacular Cards!"
Anyone who has a small stash of paper, cardstock and fabric will want to add this book to their creative library ( I already did!). The projects vary from whimsical and vintage to very sophisticated. Even though the book is about cards, any of the projects would easily transfer over to journal covers or altered books. Lots of extra tips and examples are provided along with excellent directions for completing the more then 40 cards and some fun paper dolls.
At the bottom of the acknowledgement page Sue says" We are the sum total of our life's experiences - so is our art. Thank you to all the artists who continue to make art for everyone to enjoy and grow ideas of our own."
My favorite projects are: "Pretending to be Normal", "Holiday Songs" and "She Can Fly
Michele Emerson-Roberts ©2005