Monday, February 14, 2011

family memories

So here it is! I have made a chipboard book using old family photos from 1929 to 1940 as my inspiration.My project is for my Design Team pack from Scraptivate, the main products in my pack were Graphic 45 papers and collections chipboard frames.

front detail

 I have printed all my wonderful old family photos on transparencies and distressed all the edges by  melting and burning the edges with a candle.

I have used a few different ways to layout each photo, some have been attached with brads and others are stitched with a couple of stitches in each corner, and the rest have been put through the Xyron and stuck down to a background.


 some scrapware used on the pages: small hinges, CH fancy brackets, Alyssa flourish, crown flourish, diamond flourish, vine branches, garden fence,  marilyn blooms, some stars and letters!

Each page has various designs of german scrap on it. I have uses a cream coloured paint on all the chipboard and german scrap, to colour it up I have used Rub n Buff in Spanish copper and antique gold to add dimension. You can get all these goodies at Scraptivate, so call in soon

I am really pleased with the finished book, I hope you like it too!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Wow! Post number 2

So let's have a little fun! I think we can do some "blasts from the past". Over the next few weeks I am going to show you some projects the I have done over the last couple of years but as I'm new to blogging, they have never really been seen.

I will warn you they are all a little different and some have even been inspired by some amazing, and even well known teachers. I'm not going to drop any names yet! You will have to just check in and see what pops up!

Here is a little project the I did last year around November using the pretty little scrapware shadow box. I love this little size as it's only 4" x 4" and don't the sizzix roses look fantastic!

All of the little bits and pieces can be found at Scraptivate .
I love the collections paper and dress form!

And you just have to love the german scrap too! I have colored it with smooch snickerdoodle.

Now a sneak peak of my next DT project.........just a peak!

Mmm more pics to come I will let you see the rest when the next Scraptivate Newsletter is out mid month!
Bye for now.