Saturday, July 17, 2010

My Little Wedding Album

I am always guilty, like a lot of people of taking so many photographs and either leaving them on the camera, downloading or printing and leaving them in a drawer always with the intention of putting them in an album.

When my daughter Rachel got married last November the camera went into overload. I downloaded the photographs to my external hard drive and when anyone wanted to look at them out came the lap top .

So I decided I would make myself a little album to show people and let the photographs tell the story of what a wonderful day it was.

The outside of the book is made with the Tattered Angel Glimmer Chip Tiles, Nature. I bought these in the Graphicus sale and put them to one side, you know how it is, you will always find a use for them at a later date. I distressed the tiles with Antique Linen and Old Paper Distress Inkpads and gave them a quick spray with Pearl Glimmer Mist. Once that was dry a quick spritz with hairspray fixed the colour.

A pearlescent card was used for the pages and the corners were cut with the Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper, Scallop/Cloud. The edges of the pages were gilded with a Krylon gold pen. The book was bound using the Bind-it-All.

This is the first page, the Romance Rub-Ons look really good. I placed vellum pages between to protect the photographs. As you can see the pages overlap each other as the album is bound at both sides.  

The photo corners are a Cuttlebug Die and just lend themselves to the photographs giving it all a touch of class. In hindsight (hindsight is a great thing) I should have put the photographs, corners, done the stamping and everything else before I bound the book, it would have been much easier than working with the completed book. In saying that I did take it to bits at least twice. The stamps are from the DL stamp set Hearts and Flowers.

And finally, the back of the album. Two tiles glued onto thick card. The back of the card was covered with one of Glenda's papers from her CD Decadent Brocade.

A little album to keep and treasure.



My work published in a magazine, I never thought I would see the day, my name in print and with the word 'Designer'.

The Magazine is 'Creative Beads & Jewellery', Issue 1 featured my Devinely Dotty Polymer Clay Bracelet.

In issue 4 you can find my Cupcake Tiara, this was made for the Graphicus Birthday Bash and worn proudly for the two Open Days. I then sent it along to the magazine so they could photograph it. I will pop photographs on my blog when it is returned to me.

I couldn't believe it, a two page spread.

A close up of my printed name and the word 'Designer' alongside for all to see! 

I may proudly leave these magazines on my coffee table for anyone who pops in for a cup of tea, I can then casually leave them open at the appropriate page.

Showing off .................. yes I think I might be.