Sunday, 15 June 2008

A scrappy weekend.

Well I have done some scrapping this weekend. I started the mini books last Sunday at the Northwest Warrington crop. We always have such a good time at the crop and its great to catch up with everyone and even get some scrapbooking done!

I was asked to make this 6x6 album for a work colleague who is going to be 50. It is blank inside so we can all wright a quote or a memory of him. I have tried to create an aged masculine look and think I have managed, even with the ribbons I added to the binding wire.
I discovered the wonders of crack glaze while doing this album I have used it on the letters and I think it looks really effective and helps to create that aged look. I bought it from Sarah's Cards, she also does a fantastic flat varnish that leaves no brush marks or shine. Just perfect for protecting my work.

Here is a close up of one of the crackle glaze letters

I have also finished the covers for an A-Z album of ME. It is a gate fold design that came to me one night while I was trying to get to sleep. The right hand side is 8x4 and will have the a LO for each letter, the left side is 3x4 and will have each letter on it working my way through A to Z. I have started my list of things to do with me each starting with a consecutive letter of the alphabet. So I'm almost ready to start doing the LO's.


misteejay said...

Great books Ruthy and love the crackle effect.

Toni :o)

Beautifullily said...

Love both your books - your work colleague will be thrilled

voodoo vixen said...

Love the crackle effect on the letters - must have a look for that! Great little books too!!