Sunday, 24 January 2010

supporting material ... joy

I woke up this morning with three simple layouts for mini books in my head, complete with which papers to use and everything! LOL! So of course I had to get started on them, even though I was supposed to be doing something else today.  This is the first of them that I have managed to complete, the other two are still in my head.


'Punch it' (to use punches): Creative Card Crew and Simon Says Stamp Challenge.

'Metallics': Gingersnap Creations.
I think the idea for this came when I was rummaging through my stash and found various of packets of chipboard words. I had a 'thing' of buying them when I first started this hobby and now of course they are just lying there unused ... until now.

Papers: K & Co ~ Margo Flowering Brocade Flat Paper.

I have rounded the edges with my round-it-all and embossed with gold embossing powder.

Cardstock: My Mind's Eye ~ Life Stories.

I cut out the 'supporting material' section of one of the papers, used a Martha Stewart scallop punch along the bottom edge and then embossed with gold embossing powder.

Chipboard word: K & Co ~ Margo: Joy.

Again, I added some gold embossing to the chipboard word.

I've applied gold ink to the edges of the pages to give it a nice aged look.

I then bound it with my bind-it-all and added a piece of gold lace.

Another view:
Thank you for looking.


having a {me} day (when I shouldn't be)


Mona Pendleton said...

What a pretty mini! Love the vintagey look! :) TFS

Crafting Queen said...

Wonderful book! Love the embossed edges and the papers are beautiful. Anesha :-)

Beryl said...

Such a lovely mini book and how lucky you are to wake up ith ideas in your head. Look forward to seeing the next two.
Beryl xx

stephanne said...

Sometimes you've just got to let the creativity out or the ideas make everything else you have to get done take soooooo long!! This is wonderful!! Love the touches of gold and those gorgeous papers. I "need" a bind it all so I can attempt to make gorgeous notebooks!!
Take Care,

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous book cover, beautiful colours.
thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.

Anonymous said...

Completely gorgeous! Thanks for playing the Gingersnap Creations Metallics Challenge!

Kathy said...

Keeley I just love all your projects!! They are always so pretty and your details are gorgeous!! That gold embossing looks stunning and love the teal color of the notebook!!!

BA said...

your project is gorgeous!!
xoxo BA