Monday, February 22, 2010

Birthday Pressie

Thought you may like to see my birthday pressie from Glenda and the gang. She is gorgeous even without her finery.

And lastly a close up of her sequined party dress.

I plan to do some jewellery bits and put her on show at our next Graphicus Open Days, our Big Birthday Bash on Friday 16th & Saturday 17th April.

Hope to see you there.

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Bertie's Book

I am terrible for taking photographs, printing them and leaving them in a pile always meaning to do something with them, so I thought why not make a book using some of the photographs I have of Bertie or as a friend of ours calls him 'The Black Shadow'.

The front and back of Bertie's book was created using Tattered Angels Chip Tiles Nature which were coloured using a Tim Holtz Antique Linen Distress Inkpad and given a light spritz of Pearl Glimmer Mist and left to dry overnight. The B is from the Tattered Angels Framed Fonts - Regal coloured with a darker inkpad. These really are a lovely addition to your craft stash. The strap is part of the Zutter Perfect Closure range, the leather strap on these can be coloured using an inkpad and as I discovered the metal clasp takes Alcohol Ink very well.

Inside front cover, well I had to put a Newsflash in there for the day he was born.

I used the Cuttlebug and decorated all the pages using the embossing folders then coloured them using a Versamarker Pen and chalks. I can't remember him being so little, doesn't time fly.

And just slightly larger! posing on the garden bench, I had to be quick to get this one he does not sit still for very long.

On holiday in the Lakes on the banks of Ullswater, taking in the sun.

And lastly his first birthday. How the hat stayed on I will never know but he was concentrating so hard on the muffin that I don't think he noticed it. The muffin did not last very long after that and the hat lasted only marginally longer. It ended up in shreds.

These are just a few of the pages, it could have been the longest post in history if I had put them all in but the nice thing about it you could if you wish take the metal binding strip out add more pages and photographs and re-bind it.

With the additions of a few captions to mark the occasions it will be finished, well for the time being at least.

I enjoyed making this book and intend to make another to use as a journal.