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.

rosette-art

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.

rosette-art-interior

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.

rosette-art-money-rosette




Ann Martin
Ann Martin

This is a short biography of the post author and you can replace it with your own biography.

Comments

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

    thanks!

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

    Thank you very much!

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

    ReplyDelete
  4. This book looks gorgeous!

    Ourchangeofart@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  5. Would LOVE this book! antiquemoon@hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  6. I would love to win this!!! Thanks!

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

    ReplyDelete
  8. What a gorgeous book! I'd love a copy!

    alicefournier@ameritech.net

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

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

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

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

    ReplyDelete
  13. 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!

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

    beadsalot2@yahoo.ca

    ReplyDelete
  15. This would be a fun book to use! thank you!

    ReplyDelete
  16. 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

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

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

    ReplyDelete
  19. 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!)

    ReplyDelete
  20. fun!

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

    ReplyDelete
  21. 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

    ReplyDelete
  22. They look like awards! So awesome!

    ReplyDelete
  23. So many possibilities. Wow.

    ksukeena AT yahoo DOT com

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

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

    ReplyDelete
  26. 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!!

    ReplyDelete
  27. 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).

    ReplyDelete
  28. 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

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

    ReplyDelete
  30. 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    ReplyDelete
  37. Looks lovely! Thecierras (at) yahoo (dot) com

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

    Thanks fora fun offer!
    Momo

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

    ReplyDelete
  40. 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

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks for letting us know, Rebecca, enjoy it!

      Delete
  41. 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.

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment. I try to respond to questions within 24 hours, so please check back.