Here is the spread I created for Hope's AB entitled "Diamonds & Rust." This is such a gorgeous little book. When I think of "Diamonds & Rust," I think of opposites: refined vs. raw, delicate vs. rugged, feminine vs. masculine. Leather & Lace. My spread was inspired by words from a Fleetwood Mac song:
Bring to me your leather
Take from me my lace
I admit I went a bit overboard including all of these delicious pieces of lace, trim, crocheted doilies--even cheesecloth--to create this spread. Oh, and I did soak some of the pieces that were too white in some leftover coffee to give it that "vintage" look and feel. I felt badly that I was only the second person to work in this book and my spread turned out to be quite bulky for her little book. To remedy this, I ended up using floral corsage pins to secure the lace pieces onto the pages. This way, if Hope needs to redistribute the bulk in her book later on, my spread can easily be moved.