Friday, December 9, 2011

In The Kitchen

So I finally bit the bullet.
 I've been wanting to make a recipe book for the looooongest time but kept chickening out. As you know I like to color rather large images so I was puzzled how I was going to stick a "Dorcas" image on the usual index card/recipe card. Until.........I found this chipboard book at the Kraft Outlet. Problem solved. Each page is 5x7 inches or there about so presto! I did have to go down a bit in size for my images but they're still pretty workable.
By the way, now that I've started this project you're all going to have to bear with me as I post page after page for the next several months. I have the perfect occasion, a friend is getting married in the Spring. So I have the occasion plus the deadline. What more could I need?
I know! The perfect images! And soooooo without further ado, enter perfect image number one, page one!

Since I didn't want to cramp my images too much I had to print my recipes in really small print. lol
Hey! This book is only to look at, not use!!
But just cos you asked I will blow up the recipe so you can see that it is real. :)
It is helpful that I write my recipes in criptic speech otherwise they  wouldn't fit!

Card Recipe:
Image: ADFD
Paper: Mainly K&co.
colors: Lyras and paper piecing
Punch: Martha Stewart
Ribbon: Sew Sweet
Lock and key bradz: Kraft Outlet

So today I would like to play along with:

Art Impressions Stamps Challenge -- Try Something new (a recipe book)
Cute Card Thursday -Anything Goes
Cooking It Up With Katie -  anything goes
Anything Goes Challenge - Cutting Corners, decoratove

Remember to join in my "no strings attached" blog candy here

Thanks so much for coming by!!


dj1952 said...

Dorcas this is lovely. I know you'll enjoy looking at it over and over. I did a family cookbook a few years ago and entitled it: "Just Like Mom Used to Make". Then my sister and I got recipes together from our mom, our mother-in-laws and our favorites. I'm very proud of it even now and the girls and I still use it. Hugs, dj

Anita said...

This is a gorgeous recipe page Dorcas and your friend is sooo lucky to receive such a gift. I can't wait to see the rest of the pages :)

Boxofcolours said...

Oh this is lovely Dorcas, the pop overs sound great.

Carla S. said...

What a fabulous idea, Dorcas! It is looking gorgeous right from page one! This will definitely make a very special gift!

Cheryl said...

Hi Dorcas, what a great idea, love your recipe book, thanks for sharing your ideas with us.
Hugs Cheryl

Pat said...

Hmmm...I'm not getting married...but you could send it to me anyway! I love these images...they are so fabulously vintage! And mostly, I love what you've done with these images!! Simply gorgeous! Hugs Pat Frank

Tine said...

What a lovely idea Dorcas - I would be too frightened to use it in case I spilled something on it! Sticky treacle fingerprints would not help embellish it! LOL.
Tine :)

Tracey Brossart said...

Amazing creation, I always love your creations and your outstanding coloring technique! Love this recipe book...I should do something like this for my mom! She would love it! Great job! :D

xx Tracey xx

Deb said...

Beautiful recipe book!
Many thanks for joining in the Cute Card Thursday Challenge this week!
have a fabulous, crafty weekend, Debxx

Tracy said...

Oh wow it is going to be so much fun watching you add pages to this book. The coloring on this one is out of this world! Great project Dorcas! :-) Hugs!

Linda Carson said...

Oh my goodness! What a priceless keepsake for your friend! She must be special to receive an illustrated recipe book by Dorcas!!

Jovita said...

This is lovely, I'm looking forward to seeing your other recipe pages/images.

Linda said...

What a gorgeous creation
hugs Linda

Stacey G.-2 Craf-t-4u said...

This book is going to be awesome! This page is fantastic! What a perfect gift for a wedding! That is if we can pry it out of your hands! It will be a tough one to give away with all the beautiful details that went into it! She does not know it is for her....!!!!

dolcreations said...

Dorcas, I am so sorry I have not been by lately, but things have been so busy here. I feel so badly for not commenting. I love your recipe book what a GORGEOUS treasure you have made.

Erin- said...

This is so beautiful! I can't wait to see the other pages of your recipe book!

Barbara said...

Dorcas, I really like your recipe book. What a great idea! This is going to be a treasure for sure.
Thanks for joining the Art Impressions Weekly Challenge
Barbara AI-DT

inkypinkycraft said...

Lovely colours in image, fab book and great corner detail.thanks for playing at anything goes this week, trace x

Anne Fenton said...

This is beautiful....I love the idea of a recipe book..great job...thanks for joining us at Art Impressions this week.

Ulina /Apricot Bubbles said...

Fabulous - a "homemade" recipe book... can there be a better gift than this?
Thanks a lot for sharing!! (and for blowing up the recipes!)
PS:Perfect image!

Linda w said...

Fabulous page, love the paper piecing, looking forward to seeing the rest of the book. Hugs lin

Annette said...

Amazing work, just love that book!
Thanks for joining us at Anything Goes!
Hugs Annette

frances joy said...

this is soo pretty!! i love it!!

Grenouille Greetings said...

Lovely, Dorcas! Just lovely! Perfect paper piecing, perfectly pretty! Hugs, Lesley

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