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Wednesday, 26 June 2013

What did you do...

...last weekend?

On Sunday I went to a mini-book workshop with Weasel over at the Barleylands Craft village.

This is the fabulous book that Barb wanted us to make...
 ...it is full of pockets and tucky-in places for photos and keepsakes.

The basis of the book is 6x6inch white envelopes with chipboard covers and hidden hinges.

This is the cover of my book so far...
...I don't want to finish the outside decoration until the book is completed otherwise it might get spoilt.
The main aim of the day was to get the basic book completed and try out some different techniques and products...
 ...here you can see the envelope pages attached inside the cover and ready for decoration.

We got to play with glitter paste and masks...
 ...isn't this just a fabulous colour and it works so well on the black background card.

We had so many different die-cuts to play with. These will be used on the front of the book (just like Barb's) and there is another set for the back cover...
...I just need to get my needle and thread out to make the ribbon skirts.

I know Marion (owner of Sugar & Spice) likes folk to come away from the workshops with a finished item but I really didn't want to rush this as it is such a lovely project. I did finish the basic book and got everything cut out and decorated for putting inside (I even made a mini maze book which once decorated will slip into one of the pockets).

The basis for the project centres around the fabulous Craftwork Cards "Tea Dance Collection". We all received an 8x8inch collection pack which contains sooooooooooo much lovely stash...PPs, Candi, Die-cuts...which is far more than is required but means we have lots of lovely stuff left over to play with.

All the pages in my book are now covered with PP and I am working my way through decorating the pages. I'll try to get some more photos done so that I can share them with you.....................................

4 comments:

Stef H said...

holy moly girl! those creative juices are overflowing! this is gorgeous! wowza gorgeous!!!!

the heat is bearable. the humidity is oppressive. thank goodness for air conditioning. poor puppy is bored tho i do take her out to play. she only lasts about 2 mins. works for me - LOL.

hugs :)

butlersabroad said...

I like those brag books and things made with envelopes or office stationery, but never get round to trying them. Perhaps if I get my head out of Christmas I might have time to do more things, lol!

Hugs
Brenda 2

voodoo vixen said...

Love that aqua glitter colour against the black, it is totally lush! I think I need to go buy some envelopes, that looks like a fun project!

Virginia said...

Oh that's beautiful Toni, I love mini books although it seems like forever since I last did one!