Monday, September 5, 2011

Hate being late! (very photo heavy!!)

I am the most "On-Time" person in the world, Hate, Hate, Hate being late and it just killed me that I was so long getting this book to the blog today.  Shame on me that my life got in the way, but I did make great progress, then I had a few nights where I could not get to do any work on it and then with the  kids going back to school, a back to school party and Camera Club back on every week - this all contributed to less crafty time.
 Last week I recevied this fab kit from Handmade Hannah, and I loved it at first sight, kraft envelopes, Glassine envelopes, butterflies all my fav things!!!!  So inside the envelope was a piece of corrugated card to keep the envelope stiff during delivery, I chose to use this as the cover for the book and I stencilled the front using one of the decorative masks / die cuts from the kit!  I used one of my fav stamps "FAMILY" and it all started from there!

When I started I knew I wanted a book to keep all the photos from this summer - so that was my starting point.  I made a fan from some of the kraft card and used this as the binding for the book.

 Above is Page 1 & 2, I added some rubons to the Glassine envelope and because of the texture of the envelope they adhere so easily.  I also added a rubon to the acetate tag, again it went on like a dream. and I added some white paint to the edges. The Seam Binding was white so I coloured it with my pro-markers to match the colours of in the book.

 Love toothpick flags!!!
Glassine envelope with journalling tag inside for notes.
 Page 3 & 4 - simple designs but I added one of my sayings that I use on a daily basis! Remember to be Kind!
 Page 5 & 6 The butterfly was another die cut and I inked him up and added some backing paper to him and some pearl antenna's.  As the paper is so embellised already  I chose to keep Page 6 blank but I did use on of my Papertrey Ink dies on the edge.
 Page 7 & 8 - Bunting one of my fav things to add to a book, and I used the tags to form the next page with Glassine envelopes with rubons for holding notes and more photos if required.  Text reads Love (on the pin!) Lives Here.

Page 9 & 10 - Back of the Glassine envelope is another small envelope with more rubons and stickers. Page 10 is a very pretty page so left this blank and die cut the edges.

 Page 11 & 12 This page is very simple, just a die cut and butterfly and Page 12 has an Acetate Tag embellished with a white rubon (SISTERS) and I cut the Adore from a sheet of the paper and added some circles and lace.
Page 13 & 14 Oh the Hessian tape - the first thing I did was stamp on it!, I just love the way it turned out and then I coloured part of the Die cut and added some backing paper and gems to make the flower cluster.  Page 14 is lovely on it's own, so left it for photos.
 Page 15 & 16 - Just a  small cluster of embellishments, and a pin and a piece cut from the acetate frames.  Page 16 is the last page and a lovely envelope for holding the tickets from the zoo and other bits that I want to keep in the book.

The book is blank as we are heading to Boston in about 2 weeks time for a special family wedding and a bit of a holiday. So when I come home I can finish this book by adding the photos, tickets, memorabilia and journalling from our holiday.  This summer has been very quiet as we did not get away and Lea had been so sick for nearly 2 weeks, and Shannon was in camp for most of July.

Hope you like my interpretation of the kit - loved looking at all the books and seeing how everyone made it their own.  Head on over to Hannah's web shop and have a look around and see what lovely stuff she has!  Handpicked stash with her lovely taste!


Handmade Hannah said...

This is fantastic Michelle. I love the fact that we all have come up with different projects despite having the same stash. I had never thought of the fan idea of binding the pages - it is great. I also love the tooth pick flags - why didn't I think of that?!x

Sue said...

I LOVE mini books and yours is stunning !

Kate said...

my new favourite thing you've made.

Christine said...

Simply beautiful :)

Claireliz said...

Oh this is gorgeous.

nerllybird said...

That's so beautiful, well done! I'm going to have to find some of that hessian tape. The whole book is so gorgeous...
Helen S

Anonymous said...

Absolutely gorgeous mini book. Becky x

TheGirlWhoBlogs said...

So much detail! This is beautiful x