Sunday, 21 October 2007
Hi I've created some more of these lovely envelopes for christmas but here are the first prototypes.You can finish them with a coat of varnish and use them as paperwork keepsake storage or in scrapbook pages to store allsorts..children's school reports, hopes and dreams, moment and event memories, secrets, marriage and birth certificates the possibilities are endless..They are great to make as you can use so many different techniques.I use embossing to give different textures, coloured and mettalic spray mists to give sheen and vary colour, inks and chalks alongside stamped images and decoupage.I like to add a place to make a note of the date and perhaps a few lines to describe something if you want to on the top of the envelope.A lovely lady purchased two of these from me on ebay and was so complementary about them that I went on to create more... I'd like to thank her for that kind encouraging feedback can be so inspiring and motivating.
Saturday, 20 October 2007
I made a range of All about me, cherish and joy albums for general purchase they received good feedback here are a selection.Some were paper bag style albums in 6x6 size.The paper bag design creates pouches every other page to store memorabilia in they're great.
This album was created to celebrate a time of transition.There are so many transitions in life..it was a real priviledge to have been asked to create something tailored to celebrate moving from one stage of life to another.We even used a meaningful song to link each page by carefully selecting parts of this song to reflect the other themes of each page.I've posted photographs of the album prior to it being put together, just gives a different perspective other than the completed item.
This young boyz album had an individualized theme..Ive completed a number of these 8x8 albums now all one of a kind. They are larger and seem popular.Some have had an adventure and fairytale theme two were particularly tuned into the children they were for. They were all a pleasure to create.The paper inspiring these particular books was the Once Upon a Time range..this cardstock is embellished and finished with glitter, has fairie, knight, magician, dragon and pirate themed pagesit is absolutley gorgeous to work with.I have a stash of it and sometimes just get it out to look at and imagine what I might create next with it..only fellow scrapbooking buddies would understand where I'm coming from on that one...
Thursday, 18 October 2007
I hope to show some of my handcrafted items on this blogg .This was an album I created. It was one of a handful of comissions I've enjoyed completing this summer created to an individuals specification.I'll post a few more of the pages .