Just a few bits and pieces left out that I haven't quite decided what to do with... that is one of my problems, I have no idea when something is finished... if I leave it there I will go through and add some more... and then some more!!
This was a fun project that I have been meaning to do for ages now... well, ever since I went to buy paint and picked up a huge wadge of paint chips (in fact, the wadge was so fat that Chris decided he wasn't really with me and made go through the check-out on my own)... in the UK they are skinny stripes of varying paint colours but out here they give you BIG one colour chips.... they are gorgeous!! This brand of paint (Behr) even has little leaf shapes that pop out of each chip and let you have plastic rings so that you can snap them all together... it's almost as if they want you to collect them all!!
See what I mean? This particular make is my favourite.. the rectangular ones are about 3 1/2" x 8" and the lovely shaped ones are about half that size.
So I simply covered the backs of them with the le Cirque papers...
and made a pair of chipboard covers in the same size...
I decided to use a bookring to hold them all together as I wanted them to be able to move freely.
Added lots of ribbon and chipboard shapes to the pages...
Made flowers from the papers and used more paint chips for the stamped words.
As you can see, I didn't want to disguise the fact that they were paint chips, I think it adds to the circus feel of it that it is unusual to have the names of the paints on the pages.
It was fun to make and is fun to flick through.
Don't forget to pop over to Julia's for all the details of WOYWW and the links to all the fabulous desks!