Monday, May 13, 2013

Rosette Art - Book Review and Giveaway

 Congratulations to Rebecca K., winner of this giveaway!

Rosette Art: Instructions and Papers for Beautiful Rosettes to Share, Wear, and Display by Cathe Holden, a graphic designer and popular blogger at Just Something I Made, was recently released by Chronicle Books.

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The format is similar to Pretty Paper Parties, as it's a handy portfolio that contains basic tool information and rosette-making instructions in a small booklet that sits atop a stack of 9 1/4 x 11 1/4 inch, tear-out sheets of patterned paper. Included are 14 step-by-step projects and additional ideas for using rosettes.

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One feature I especially like is that half of the twenty heavyweight sheets are pre-scored, as can be seen in the photo below. You'll be able to make your first rosette in no time at all!

rosette-art-scored-paper

Along with the stylish yellow stripes and black/white patterned paper, you'll find checked gingham and quite a few other designs that are reminiscent of America's heartland and quilting fabrics.

rosette-art-red-gingham

Rosettes are a nice way to decorate a present and can dress up a headband or barrette. Cathe takes them way beyond package wrapping and hair adornments though... one of my favorite projects is this colorful mobile.

rosette-art-mobile

And here's another... instead of using typical paper to create a rosette, Cathe folded paper money. Such a great idea for upcoming graduations. She also shows how to use rosettes for wreaths, mantel decor, and picture frames, along with ideas for making rosettes from ribbon and even silk ties.

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43 comments:

Anonymous said...

What a lovely book. I'd love a copy! marytibbs@verizon.net

thanks!

rennbridy said...

Such a unique subject! Can't wait to check it out. donnabridy@aol.com

Thank you very much!

Kavitha Vadhri said...

what a wonderful way of making rosettes,would love to win this. thanks for the chance.my id is kavithasnkkatgmaildotcom

Jennifer Rzasa said...

This book looks gorgeous!

Ourchangeofart@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Would LOVE this book! antiquemoon@hotmail.com

Melanie said...

I would love to win this!!! Thanks!

Dianne said...

I love rosettes and would love to be inspired with all the ideas from the book!!
dadams1959@aol.com

Alice said...

What a gorgeous book! I'd love a copy!

alicefournier@ameritech.net

Sindhu said...

I love it...would love to win..Email- rsindhuja@gmail.com

Jackie said...

That looks like a great book. Thanks for giveing away a copy. jkbk1969@gmail.com

House Revivals said...

Such a gorgeous book! I would love a copy :) houserevivals@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

L-O-V-E! thanks for the awesome giveaway!
the_gilded_bee@yahoo.com

SuzyMcQ said...

I have followed the amazing work of Cathe for a long time. She is so good! I'd love to win this book and to try some of her amazing projects. Thanks for the opportunity!

Christina said...

I <3 "just something i made" Cathe Holden is awesome!

beadsalot2@yahoo.ca

Lee said...

This would be a fun book to use! thank you!

Eileen Ng said...

How suitable of a prize! Rosettes always remind me of getting an award no matter the style! Thanks for the chance to win! Hope you're enjoying the lovely weather, Ann!

neileen@gmail.com

kcli said...

Just something I made is one of my favorite bloggers and I would love to win her book! Karenclifford61@gmail.com

komnatachista said...

LOVE the money rosette! Thanks, Ann, for bringing this giveaway to the masses! - Karren

Sarah said...

That's so awesome! Have not seen much on this decorative technique, but would love to learn more. Thank you for the opportunity! star1400@ravens.benedictine.edu

(so sorry about the deleted comment...forgot something!)

Rebekah said...

fun!

rebekah[.]diehl[@]gmail[.]com

Prachi Bora said...

The book looks like so much fun ! The paper money rosette is beautiful.
Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

prachi DOT bora AT gmail DOT com

Amanda Renea said...

They look like awards! So awesome!

Anonymous said...

So many possibilities. Wow.

ksukeena AT yahoo DOT com

Stefani Tadio said...

I never knew the "simple" rosette could be so beautiful and elegant! I'd love to own a copy of this book.

Karen Hornsten said...

Beautiful work again by Cathe Holden, a golden girl of crafting. The books looks fantastic! Thanks Cathe.

Susie {a.k.a. Mrs V} said...

Cathe Holden continues to amaze me! I would love to win a copy of this book -- it would be a fun way to spend an afternoon, making rosettes!!

Lenoria said...

This is beautiful and I would love to win this book! Thank you for giving me the opportunity. My email is lenoriakelly@att.net (just in case).

Anonymous said...

Such a unique and fresh idea. Cathe always brings forth her creativity in all the beautiful items she makes. I cannot wait to own this book. The graduation money rosette is so timely too, what a special gift it would make! soldbyarlis@yahoo.com

Jan Castle said...

That money rosette would certainly be a winner for everyone - LOL! Thanks for the chance to win.

Rebecca K. said...

I am dreaming of winning this fantastic drawing! Great ideas! Each rosette is more beautiful than the next in those pictures! My email is ChristmasGal@cox.net

BurningRubber said...

I can't wait to get my hands on a copy of this book! I love rosettes.

W Zheng said...

love the mobile!

LisaT said...

Would love to win this book! I follow Cathe's blog, she is always sharing super awesome projects

La Alicia said...

omg, so much paper goodness! my head might explode! I'd love to have a copy to make my inner paper nerd happier! ;)

Dawn Carlyle said...

I love rosettes - looks like a fabulous book! designsbydawnrene@gmail.com

Danee said...

I'm so inspired by Cathe's rosettes. The book is beautiful

Leanne said...

This seems to be a great book. Would love to own it.

Anonymous said...

Looks lovely! Thecierras (at) yahoo (dot) com

Joan Stroh said...

I would love to make that mobile! We have a new granddaughter coming in August- perfect timing!

Thanks fora fun offer!
Momo

Ann Martin said...

The giveaway has ended. Thanks for taking the time to enter, everyone!

Rebecca K. said...

My book has arrived and I am SO excited! I have already started work on my first medallion. Beautiful ideas! Thank you so much for holding this drawing! What fun! I feel honored to have won!

Best Wishes,
Rebecca

Ann Martin said...

Thanks for letting us know, Rebecca, enjoy it!

Kathy Davis said...

I didn't know what this type of craft was called until now. I love it, and would love to know how to create these Rosettes.

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