An interesting idea in the latest issue of Cloth Paper Scissors magazine caught my eye this week. They're calling them tunnel books, but they remind me of the type of children's book that looks three-dimensional, but changes with every turn of the page. CPS is holding another reader challenge to create a mixed-media tunnel book, and I immediately started brainstorming on all the possibilities and sketching out ideas (despite the fact that I have two other projects I need to finish before April, and at least one UFO on my worktable!).
Next I made a wire skeleton of a climbing rose and wrapped it with embroidery floss. I painted, stamped and cut up a recycled gift bag to make the leaves, and wrapped them in as well. I plan to make a wisteria vine growing along the right side (the vine is the gift bag handle), and use the ribbon pictured to make some of those lovely purple flowers hanging down from the top of the trellis. But first, I'm working on making a bunch of these tiny ribbon roses so I can glue them all over my climbing plant.
Here's a close-up of the rose bush so far. Isn't it cute?