Saturday, 26 November 2011

A project from last weekend

Good morning.

Today I am going to show you one of the lengthier projects from the retreat with Rosemary Merry. This is a fabby book covered with the gorgeous papers from Graphic 45 Christmas Emporium range. As some of you may know this is the range which was used for a book in a box on the Stamp Pad retreat in October. When I saw the papers I have to admit that my heat sank as I thought uh oh. I need not have worried as the project was totally different.
This is the book made up. It is a little difficult to see but there is also an acetate page in front of the red page.
This is back of page 1 and the front of page 2. The image on the top is cut from one of the sheets of paper. Also on page 2 the small 'stamp' image is cut from the paper. The little girls are cut from the paper which has these images all over it. A mat for a photo has been included.
The stripy paper is the back of the black script paper also used on these pages. The centres of the flowers were punched from corresponding papers and the glazed with Glossy Accents. The rosette flowers was die cut using a Tim Holtz die, again this used coordinating papers.Another 2 photo mats have been included here.
The pictures and stamps on these two pages were all cut from the reverse of one of the sheets of the paper. A row of flat backed gold gems were stuck in a line on a small strip of paper, to tie it all together. A photo mat on the top to store some treasured photos.
This is the little children paper which was used earlier on in the book. Again a 'postcard' was cut from the sheet of paper. Some beige satin ribbon covers the join in the paper on both halves. The word Christmas was die cut and stuck on and then glazed again with Glossy Accents. Another 2 photo mats are included to personalise the book.
This page probably took the longest to do. The background is three strips of paper. The tree was cut from one of the larger pieces of paper. This took ages to cut out as I had to go around the branches and baubles! then to go around the toys at the bottom. Yes it probably took me a hour or more to cut out, but I felt the end results are worth it.
This is the last page in the book. As well as another of the postcards from the papers, there is another photo mat. Just to add a bit of interest I hand cut the stocking from the paper and the holly bunch. I added red stickles to the holly berries to make them stand out a bit more. There is also a strip of holly along the top of the page, which this again seemed to take forever to cut out in between each leaf, but does look great in real life. At the bottom of the page we added some lace and some white pom pom ribbon.

I hope you like this as much as I do.

Happy Crafting