Giveaway: Handmade Book


Greetings!  Happy Tuesday!

It’s time for another giveaway, dear readers.  This month’s offering is a beautiful book, handmade by yours truly.  I was guided through the construction of this book at a gathering of some of my local art friends, and think the combination of the rich, Italian cover paper and the thick, creamy watercolor paper inside is luscious.  Hopefully you agree, and will enter to win!  The book is approximately 4” x 5 3/4”, and contains 32 pages.  It’s perfect for journaling or gathering your favorite quotes, and would also make a lovely gift.


I’ll announce the winner of this handmade book a week from today, on November 15, 2011, so please enter by Monday, November 14, 2011.  To enter, simply leave a comment on this post.  Good luck everyone!

Warm regards,

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  1. Posted November 8, 2011 at 9:07 am by Mollie Bryan | Permalink

    Wow, what a gorgeous little book. I’d love to win it. Cheers!

  2. Posted November 8, 2011 at 9:12 am by Jeanne | Permalink

    this is BEAUTIFUL!

  3. Posted November 8, 2011 at 9:24 am by Jen Clark | Permalink

    What a lovely handmade book…and with watercolor paper to boot! This would make such a great art-journal on the go!!!

  4. Posted November 8, 2011 at 9:36 am by LaCretia Ogle | Permalink

    what a wonderful book, love the cover paper

  5. Posted November 8, 2011 at 9:43 am by Laura Hodge | Permalink

    Beautiful paper choice – I’d love to be the winner winner!

  6. Posted November 8, 2011 at 10:28 am by Pamela | Permalink

    This book is gorgeous! What a generous give away! I guess I need to thank Twitter for introducing me to a new, wonderful artist 🙂

  7. Posted November 8, 2011 at 11:07 am by Pam | Permalink

    Melody….I recognize that construction as the “Secret Belgian Binding”. And since my Mom was from Belgium, who better to appreciate it? Ha! Nice work….

  8. Posted November 8, 2011 at 12:37 pm by Katherine Regier | Permalink

    Luscious is the perfect word to describe this journal. Yum!

  9. Posted November 8, 2011 at 12:37 pm by Amanda | Permalink

    You did such a lovely job making this beautiful book .I just love the colors. Thank you for the giveaway!

  10. Posted November 8, 2011 at 1:27 pm by Susan | Permalink

    Wow what a beautiful book. I am just starting to art jounal. Useing free (loose) pages at the moment, this would be a lovely book to start in.

  11. Posted November 8, 2011 at 1:33 pm by Jani N. Howe | Permalink

    Melody, I see you love those rich Italian papers as much as I do. I use them on cards as background papers, people are always drawn to them when purchasing, as they look soooooo ‘expensive’! This is a truly one-of-a-kind book anyone would be proud to own. Keep up the super work!
    Jani Howe

  12. Posted November 8, 2011 at 1:45 pm by Ellen | Permalink

    How lovely; Italian paper sounds heavenly~ What a wonderful treasure to contain inspired thoughts~ Thanks for the chance to win!

  13. Posted November 8, 2011 at 1:58 pm by Adriane | Permalink

    Wow, Melody! Lovely work! I haven’t made a book in ages, or done any art journaling… I’m finally starting to feel creative again and would but I can’t seem to put down my knitting needles… 😉

  14. Posted November 8, 2011 at 3:38 pm by Diane Chen | Permalink

    How lovely! It would be wonderful for art journaling. You do such nice work.

  15. Posted November 8, 2011 at 4:12 pm by julie m | Permalink

    what a beautiful book. thank you for a chance to win.
    i like the RAK cards in the last post. want to do something similar for friends for gifts.

  16. Posted November 8, 2011 at 4:26 pm by Evette Rice | Permalink

    Your book is beautiful, Melody. Your stitching looks perfect. Whomever wins this book will be receiving a real work of art!

  17. Posted November 8, 2011 at 7:36 pm by georgia lichon | Permalink

    wonderful book…watercolor is my favorite medium…seems the size would work great to slip into a bag. Thanks for your generousity!!! geo

  18. Posted November 8, 2011 at 7:47 pm by carol | Permalink

    Your Generousity is Beautiful. Thank you

  19. Posted November 9, 2011 at 6:57 am by Sherry goodloe | Permalink

    Oh my, what a gorgeous handmade book you are gifting to a lucky winner. I do hope the random generator picks ME! smiles

  20. Posted November 9, 2011 at 7:39 am by Barbara | Permalink

    Melody…What a gorgeous book. Looks like a lot of work. Great job!

  21. Posted November 9, 2011 at 8:28 am by Suzanne | Permalink

    What a gorgeous book! You did an incredible job making it. It’s beautiful!

  22. Posted November 9, 2011 at 8:37 am by Shifra | Permalink

    It’s a beautiful book and a great giveaway. I love book arts, and would love to examine your book up close (and then use it).

  23. Posted November 9, 2011 at 9:13 am by Debbie | Permalink

    You have created such a beautiful book, Mel…I’d be thrilled to win it. Art is better when shared…thanks for the chance.
    Love ya!

  24. Posted November 9, 2011 at 4:27 pm by Beth Nielsen | Permalink

    PICK ME!
    Totally beautiful and it would be an honor to have it.
    Love the Italian paper; I had a real thing for that design several years ago!

  25. Posted November 9, 2011 at 6:02 pm by Wesley | Permalink

    Beautiful work. I’m starting to try to make books too.

  26. Posted November 10, 2011 at 9:36 am by Barbara O'Leary | Permalink

    Being a booklover and an artist, and knowing how much work goes into such a creation, I know what a great offering this is. Thank you. Barbara

  27. Posted November 10, 2011 at 10:19 am by Karan Simoni | Permalink

    Love that paper Mel… Let’s get together soon and share some journal making tips… Love the spine covered in the same paper with the stitched binding.,.. Very pretty.

  28. Posted November 10, 2011 at 2:30 pm by Mary Hicks | Permalink

    What a beautiful little book! Thank you for the chance to win it, Melody! This is something I would love to learn to do.

  29. Posted November 11, 2011 at 8:43 pm by Barbara I. | Permalink

    Oh, how I’d love to win your beautiful handmade book! Thanks for the opportunity. Your creations inspire me!

  30. Posted November 12, 2011 at 7:29 am by Mimi Lempart | Permalink

    A perfect book for Zentangle inspired drawings!

  31. Posted November 13, 2011 at 12:01 am by gina lighton | Permalink

    Love the stitched binding on this!! Beautiful!

  32. Posted November 14, 2011 at 7:39 am by Melissa | Permalink

    The book is beautiful!

  33. Posted November 14, 2011 at 9:05 am by Nicole B | Permalink

    What a beautiful book! You’re so talented! My sister in law is an artist & this would be a wonderful Christmas gift for her! Thanks for the giveaway!

  34. Posted November 14, 2011 at 1:06 pm by Sara | Permalink

    Oh, my! What a lovely book! Thanks for the chance to win!

  35. Posted November 16, 2011 at 9:51 pm by Susan | Permalink

    It’s absolutely gorgeous. Thanks for offering it for a prize!

  36. Posted November 16, 2011 at 10:12 pm by Melody | Permalink

    Congratulations to Jen Clark, who won my Handmade Book giveaway. I hope you enjoy the book, Jen!