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!


  1. Fantastic book, my friend. Just my piece of cake.

  2. This is fabulous Mandy, great job.

  3. This looks amazing Mandy and even better in real life . I love the melted edges of the acetate and the those beautiful chipboard flowers.