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January 4, 2008

2008 Weekly book challenge…

Filed under: Morning Musings — jackie @ 1:41 pm

To help us all get a jump start on our binding for 2008 I’m starting a weekly challenge. (Kind of the binders equivalent of Illustration Friday) Each week, on Friday, I will post a challenge topic here and in the TJBookarts Flickr discussion board for the group.  The challenge will be to create a book with a cover that illustrates the topic for the week. Challenges will be due the following Friday. The style of binding and materials is entirely up to you. If you decide to participate you can post a photo of your completed challenge over in the Flickr Group. Please tag your photo with the words “Weekly Challenge” and the topic.

Please note that the challenge is open to anyone with any skill level.

Challenge #1 is “scraps”. If you’re like me you have scraps of paper, fabrics and leather as well as other crafty bits lying all over the place as well as in baggies and shoved in the back of the drawers. The challenge is to figure out how can you use some of those scraps to create a unique book cover.

I’m looking forward to seeing what you all come up with.

If you have any ideas for future challenges, please let me know as I’m sure I will run out of ideas quickly. :)

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  1. Excellant idea…can’t wait to try some! i might try scraps…but maybe leather scraps too.

    Comment by Rhonda — January 4, 2008 @ 2:45 pm
  2. Good point Rhonda. We all probably have paper, leather and fabric scraps lying around. :)



    Comment by jackie — January 4, 2008 @ 2:54 pm
  3. This is a great idea to get more creative.

    Comment by Faiz — January 7, 2008 @ 5:41 am

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