Monday, 3 May 2010

Bind It All : Star Book

And yes another book finished this weekend.  This is the third of the books in the Bind It All online course.  I've made star books before but they were quite small and not ideal for scrapbooking, but at 6" x 6" this makes a very useable book. 

I have used black and white photographs taken in the 1930s of Dad's family - Nana R, Auntie Joan, Dad and Uncle Bernard.  Martin and I found the negatives when we were looking through Mum and Dad's photographs a number of years ago.  Martin managed to scan them and I've been waiting for an opportunity of using them for a long time. 

This was quite an easy book to make ...... but ........ you need to decorate your pages before sticking the book together, which is a bit scary!

What I really like about the book is that the back of the binder is "glued" in between the cover and the last star so it all looks very neat.

Some of the photographs are very clear - particulary this one which was taken outside the house in Catchpool Road, Colchester.

The book quite neatly takes photographs 6" x 4" which is very useful.

Coffee Filter Book

I had the idea of doing a coffee filter book for some time, but finally got around to it.  Not for beginners!  Coffee filters are not symmetrical and most of them are different sizes!  But it was fun and I love the shape of the book.

The book is really "musings" - subjects that came to me while I was doing the book and mainly the differences between Terry and I.  I used up alot of bits and pieces and also experimented with some different types of collage.  The flower on the front is another one I've made from dictionary and calligraphy paper.

What you can't see are the labels I made for the inside of the pockets.  They are inked and masked with distress inks and then I've journalled about the subject.

All alot of fun!

Sunday, 2 May 2010

Shetland Scrapbookers April Layout

This was a fun layout - Vaila showed us how to make a waterfall of photographs and I designed a layout for it. 

Great photos of Adrian in the bath when he was a baby!