I had the inspiration for Lorraine's "It's About Time" book long before I got the book in my hands. Spencer Day sings this song (I think it's titled "Till You Come to Me") on his Vagabond CD. There is a line that says" "and the clock says that I'm half past losing my mind." I love this visual.
How perfect that I found an image of a person holding their head in their hands in frustration but the head is missing. All you see are the hands cupped about where the head should be. I then found a beautiful image of the insides of a Mont Blanc watch in a catalog. I substituted this image for the person's head.
Now to add some drama to my spread, I created a pop-up. This is a V-fold pop-up technique that I learned from my friend Pam in a workshop she did a few years back. I like how this pop-up mechanism doesn't flap up and out when you open the book. The movement of this pop-up is subtle and vertical. It may be hard to see this in these pictures.
The other thing I like about this V-fold pop-up mechanism is that you can add a background to compliment the moving part. In this case, I used an enlarged picture of a watch face (in keeping with Lorraine's theme). I added more height by building up the back layer above the top border of the book. And, since I still hate my handwriting, I used little self-adhesive letters to spell out the line from the song. I think it turned out really cool!