Tuesday, 25 May 2010

A DeLovely Book

In between soaking up the sun and al fresco eating, I have spent the last few days working on a couple of projects that I have been commissioned to do. The first is a baby book that my friend Kirsty bought for her neice and wanted customising to make it a bit more personal. Kirsty hasn't seen it yet and she does follow my blog so until I see her tomorrow, here are a couple of sneaks!

The second project is for a friends daughters 21st birthday next month. She gave me a pile of envelopes full of photos and I am working my way through them year by year. I made the book from scratch so I have plenty of freedom to expand etc. I am using Cosmo Cricket DeLovely which is so bright and funky, I chose it because it was girly but it turns out that Chloe was a bit of a tomboy when she was younger but actually the papers still work so it's all good! Anyway enough chat...here it is so far....

I stamped with white stazon and used white rub ons to decorate the acetate panel in the front cover.
The first page. The heart behind the polaroid photo is attached to a newspaper clipping with the birth announcement. Look how tiny she was!

In one of the envelopes was a lock of her hair from her first haircut so I made this dinky envelope to put it in.

I really like this little embellie.
A nice simple page.

I have done two more pages this evening but will share them soon. I am cracking on with this while I have the inspiration cos I don't want a loss of mojo to turn it into a drag!
Today was school photo day, luckily my hair went right this morning cos I was asked to be in the Foundation Stage and Year 1 pictures. The photos are really unusual, they are taken in small groups and then patched together to create a whole class shot, they are so nicely composed, such a shame I won't be able to share them with you. Can't wait to see them though!
Off to bed now.
Night xxx


Kirsty @ Quirky Card Designs said...

Tee hee hee! Goegeous beks! Can't wait to give it to my sister!! Thanks again lovely xxxx

Anne said...

What a lovely book! I like your paperbag one, too.

Our school photos are done in exactly the same way, and they look FAB! Certainly a bit different to the school photos I had as a child!