Monday, 7 April 2008

Morning all, I hope you are well.

What have I been up to? Well I have made a mini book as a prototype for a book to take in to a special home for adults with special learning needs I suppose it wold be good for a show and tell at school so the children can pass it around and not get the pages grubby, the idea was wipe clean pages but not to big and still pretty but the page protectors I have where cheep and it looks a bit naff but then you never know how something is going to unless you try it, I will share that tomorrow, I may still just take the covers off and leave the book naked.

I intend to do a canvas after seeing this (scroll down just after the lovley stash) gorgeous one on Sarah's blog be careful you will get lost on Sarah's blog as she has so may fab projects on there I spent ages on there the other day. I was waiting for ideas to form as what to do for the canvas but I think I'm going to jump in and see what happens as just recently that has worked well for me.

This LO is of DS at Preston park butterfly world and one again he is reluctantly posing(poor thing). The swirl it ordinary chip board which had been heat embossed using black powder the flower was coloured in with a black permanent marker, the rest is quite simple but I grudged all the other elements up with an ink pad. The elements themselves are stamped (I have a pile of stamps waiting to be cleaned) I used unmounted stamps for these but instead of buying the cling on stuff to stick them to blocks I use glue stick I am lucky and have quite a few acrylic blocks thanks to my dad having lots of off cuts but if you stick the stamps on a bit before you use them they shouldn't slip.

Take care and thanks for looking


Inspiration Alley said...

What a beautiful layout, it complements the photo perfectly.

Enfys said...

Great idea about the book. Have you thought about laminating the pages?

Anonymous said...

OoOoO! I likies! Very good idea to colour the flower in...I was going to post and ask where you had brought the black flower. Until I read of course!

Oh and I hope it wasn't you that posted on my blog about patchwork squares not matching up (I loose track!)..because the ones you have in the gallery thingy to the side of your page are perfect!

Jazzy1972 said...

This is lovely, great picture and I love the colours you have used.

mandijane said...

I love the LO...the photo is great..!!