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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Book review and giveaway: Scraps


Scraps.  Just the name of this book evokes images in my mind of happily cutting and tearing out words and pictures to combine into a fabulous new collage.  And then I freeze.  Ohmygosh...how to start?  What to use?  Where to go from here? 

Has it ever happened to you?  Well, Scraps: an inspirational field guide to collage is a book that may very well help you get unstuck.  It's not full of techniques so much as it's full of inspiration, although it certainly does cover the basic techniques.  If collage is your thing (or you'd like it to be) and ephemera is your medium, you will love the visual treats in this book.  If you are a more traditional scrapbooker who has been wanting to branch out, this volume from Lark Publishing will make your toes tingle!   


***FREE STUFF ALERT***

If you would like to win a copy of this delightful book, leave me a comment below and you'll automatically be entered to win.  If you tweet or post on Facebook or other social spots about the contest, you can leave a second comment and be entered twice!  Please make sure that the link you leave here leads to an active email address...if I can't reach you, you can't be the winner!  Deadline: February 23, 2011 



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44 comments:

Robin said...

That looks like a truly inspirational book, count me in on your drawing :)

Hugs,
Robin

Jaclyn Bartz said...

Looks like a good book!

needle-artist said...

This book sounds exactly what I need to get going with my artwork. I'd love to win it. Thanks for the opportunity.
Linda in MI

Eileen Bergen said...

I'm slowly getting unstuck, thanks to many of my blog buddies ;-)

... and thanks for the chance to win.

JoaniB said...

This looks like an awesome book. Please count me in!

Cherry47 said...

I would love to win this book. It seems as though it's awesome

rush8888 said...

talk about being stuck!!!...this book would hopefully be the stick of dynamite! thank you for offering it.

Jacinda Cote said...

OOH! I would love it win! I am new to mixed media, so please count me in! :D

Pam Chesbro said...

I am so attracted to this type of art but have no idea how to start. I think this book might be the answer! I'll post a link to your giveaway on my blog. Thanks!
http://afortunatesoul.blogspot.com/

Cherie said...

This book looks like something right up my alley!

liniecat said...

Guess the same principals would work be it fabric or paper images, or both? Do please count me in for the draw!
Thanks for the opportunity to enter.

Lorraine said...

I need to get unstuck, have tons of stuff to play with, just want a starting point

Yvonne said...

Hi,

This book sounds very interesting. I need the inspiration to get unstuck some times with my collages.

Jean said...

I would love an opportunity to win this book. I have switched from quiltmaking to mixed media. Love collage and could use some help in getting started. Thanks for the offer.
Jean Goza

JanPan said...

I'm new to collage art & need all the help I can get! Please enter me for the giveaway :-)

kimberly said...

I am a decoupage nut, and this would be an inspiration!

KIM

Leslie H. said...

Would love to win this book sometimes I just don't know where I'm going with a piece. My DH just shakes his head when I put all my left over scraps in a zip lock. Men just don't get it sometimes. I neeeeeeeddd those scraps. LOL Leslie

Anonymous said...

I'm an Art teacher and I'm sure this book would be invaluable for my GCSE students who are working on an exam question 'Found Objects'. I found this site whilst searching for ideas to inspire them - the book would be such a bonus.

Pretty Things said...

That sounds incredibly interesting, and I haven't seen the book before! I'll Tweet (I_Make_Jewelry) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/limamike)

Thanks for the chance!

Joella said...

This looks like a great book for a starting point or to revive you if you're stuck. Thanks for posting about it - and giving a copy away.

Lori Mendenhall said...

looks fun! please enter me in your drawing. thank you.

Lucid Moon Studio said...

Looks like a very interesting book! Count me in please :)

Erin Glee said...

This is the book for me! I would love to explore collage on a bigger surface than my ATC's but feel intimidated and need the basics and "Scraps" inspiration. Thank you for the chance to win!
eringlee(at)sbcglobal.net

Char- The Mad Shopper said...

This looks like the book I have been looking for. Fingers crossed.

Michelle V. Alkerton said...

I'd love to win a copy of this book :).
Stay inspired!
Michelle

Deborah Guthrie said...

Thank you for having a draw. I'm an artist and instructor of art to two different groups, emerging artists and adults with developmental disabilities so books are invaluable to me and to them.

Barbara said...

That book looks like just what I need to get the creative juices flowing! Would love the opportunity to give it a try.

Hugs XX
Barbara

Kelli said...

Looks amazing!!! Thanks for the opportunity!

Kelli B

Kelli said...

I also facebooked this.

Kelli B.
kebarkema at msn dot com

Paula Brown said...

If the inside of this book is anything like the cover, it's sure to be a winner!

CrochetBlogger said...

Sounds like a terrific post!

kiddincat said...

With all the scraps I have around here I could stay busy for years!

Janet said...

I'm a scrounger at heart and always in need of inspiration. The book looks great.

lhalnan said...

Scraps sounds wonderful!

Lorna

Sharon said...

Oh please count me in. The first paragraph had me hooked. I am the scrap Queen and this book sounds fantastic.

jd said...

would love to have this book. i enjoy all kinds of crafting and am always looking for more adventure!

thanks,
jd in st louis
http://crochet.craftgossip.com

Linda B. said...

Oh I would dearly, dearly love to own this book! Thank you for the opportunity!
Linda B.

Narimasu said...

I have all the scraps and bits and baubles. . . This book would be a wonderful help and inspiration in putting them all together!! Love your blog and enjoy reading it frequently.

Claudia said...

Thank you for the chance to win!
I'm an art teacher k-8, plus trying to keep my own artwork humming.
artsonia1@gmail.com

mummsie said...

I HAVE YOU BOOK MARKED SO I CAN SEE WHAT YOUR UP TO EVERY WEEK. ALWAYS AM INSPIRED!! THIS BOOK LOOKS LIKE A REALLY GOOD ONE. GOOD LUCK EVERYBODY!!

Shari said...

Inspiration is what I need this time of the year and scraps are what I have plenty of! Would love to put them to work after being inspired by this book. Thanks for the chance to win.

eufem said...

Inspiration is what I need...its a long winter. The book looks great!

Anonymous said...

Hope this didn't duplicate...but anyway the book looks great!

Penelope said...

Hope it's not too late to throw my hat in the ring! The book looks amazing!

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