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TTIC #44: It’s BOOKS That Brought us Together!

Hello again and welcome to another awesome Twilight Tuesday Inspiration Challenge! This week our challenge was created by Rebecca, and she honed in on a topic that goes way beyond Twilight! She writes:

Reading the Twilight saga books is what brought us all together …. so this week is really dedicated to books. I hadn’t stayed up all night reading anything in a very long time, yet that was exactly what I did with the books – I couldn’t put them down! Many of you have shared similar stories with me on that topic. Each of the books have their own sub-theme throughout the series. Wuthering Heights is discussed many times in Eclipse, in fact – bookstores have been reporting that their sales of Wuthering Heights were through the roof after Eclipse came out.

Each book in the series was inspired by and loosely based on a different literary classic: Twilight on Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, New Moon on Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, Eclipse on Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights, and Breaking Dawn on a second Shakespeare play, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Meyer also states that Orson Scott Card and L. M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables series are a big influence on her writing. (quote from Meridian Magazine:

Craft Challenge: Make any project that celebrates your favorite book! It can be a project about a book, for a book, inspired by a book title or cover.

Comment Challenge: Which novel would you put in Bella’s hands (classic or contemporary) for her to read? Did Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse or Breaking Dawn inspire you to read (or re-read) any of the classics? Do you compare Edward and Bella to that of Wuthering Heights Heathcliff and Cathy?

So, I couldn’t pick a favorite book. There are too many that I love. Yeah, Twilight is up there, but so is the Black Dagger Brotherhood (it’s a crazy series!), A Wrinkle in Time, The Death Gate Cycle, plus a ton of non fiction books that I love. Oh, and I have a huge list of children’s books I love too! So, how could I pick just one??? So, I decided to make a project that just celebrates my love of books as a whole.

Bella's Lullaby 021 I made a book mark! I used a big Basic Grey chipboard tag, painted it white, and then sprayed the heck out of it with Glimmer Mist. I used Walnut Gold over the whole thing, put down Tattered Angels’ new Spider Web Screen, then sprayed their new Jack O’ Lantern Mist followed by their new Haunted Shadows Mist. Next, I edged the tag with Walnut Stain and Black Soot Distress Ink, stamped my book stamp (from Stampers Anonymous) in black and wrote my title; “Captured By Books.” Ooh, and because this challenge is from Rebecca, I HAD to add some fantastic fibers as a tassel, since she uses fibers a lot too. Ta Da! My book mark. Here’s a close up of the Glimmer Mist:

Bella's Lullaby 020 See how it sparkles?!?

Bella's Lullaby 019 You can see a lot of the glimmer from this angle. I rubbed the caption a bit before it dried too, so it wasn’t so harsh. I liked it a little smudged.

So now it’s time for you to check out te rest of the Design Team’s projects… Then you can make one of your own!

Beth ~ Dani ~ Eve ~ Jen ~ Julie ~ Margie ~ Rebecca ~ Tonya

with Guest Designers:

Donna ~ Jacquie ~ Erica (filling in for Margie)

Julie is off this week. Can’t wait to see what YOU create!


TOTALLY AND COMPLETELY AMAZING PROJECT!!!! I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT (and yes, I'm shouting so you can hear me all the way from Florida!).
Dani said…
Perfect! Love all the detail you put into it. Great job!!! :)
Jacqueline said…
This is GORGEOUS Ali!! LOVE the sparkle/shimmer! The fibers are a perfect touch! I LOVE wrinkle in time too! classic! You did a wonderful job! hugs!
Erica said…
That is so cool. I love the words and the gold mist. Fantastic job!
Eve said…
That is so cool...I LOVE it. Perfect for this challenge. The sparkle is great......
This is awesome Alison!!! I love it. A Wrinkle in Time is such a fave of mine too! I have my students listen to it on audio book while they work. :D
Donna said…
Oh Ali...WOW this is just awesome! All the work you have put into it and it turned out just perfect!!...I love evrything about it! Fantastic job sweetie...YOU ROCK! Xx
Margie said…
This is sooo cool! I love it! and that Shimmerz stuff is so perfect for it :)

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