Hope you've all recovered
from your Bank Holiday
Here we have had the annual
Jack in the Green Festival
(Some of you may know him
as The Green Man) but in
these here parts...............
Street entertainers galore,
a bit of a fun fair and parades.
Definitely one of those Oh to
be in England moments......
Sorry to drivel on if you are
elsewhere in the world......
You could get your own back
and tell us what is happening
where you are................!
In the meantime, we have
Jane Castle to share her new
Scrapbook with us.....:
"I made myself 2 promises this year,
the first was to start an art journal
( which I've done) the second was
to make a start on sorting out my
Mum's old photos and to make a
scrap book for my daughter's family.
As Mum is heading for her 98th birthday
I felt I'd better get a move on while she
can still identify some of the Great Aunts
and Uncles etc.
The page I'm sharing with you today
has a photo of my Mum, Nan and Aunt.
For this I've used some of Kaisercraft's
beautiful 12 x 12 papers.
To begin with I trimmed my base paper
to 27cm x 27cm----- I decided that I might
need to move some pages as
more photos are found so thought
that if they all measured the same and
were placed in the scrap book with photo
corners moving them wouldn't be a problem.
The 2 pieces that were trimmed off
would be used on the page but turned over.
Next I cut the frame for the photo using
another piece from the same collection and
a Spellbinders Die.
Measuring on the back of the frame I marked
where the slits were needed for slotting in
the corners of the photo.
I then stamped in Archival Ink some random
bits of text using a PaperArtsy Mini stamp, and
some flowers using a Lavinia stamp.
For both sets of stamping I used
second generation ink.
The flowers were then brushed
with Ranger's Perfect Pearls.
I then cut various flowers and leaves ready
to decorate the page.
For this I used some Core-dinations sanded it,
tore it and the trimmings from the 2 sheets of
Kaisercraft Mademoiselle Collection
Then it was down to attaching everything
to the page.
The 2 strips that had been reversed after
trimming were stuck with double sided tape,
the 2 hollyhock flowers were tied with
some string and stuck with Cosmic Shimmers glue.
The centre piece of pink Core-dinations was
lightly sanded before attaching.
For the journaling I used a
Tim Holtz Idea-ology journaling ticket
and wrote on it with a matching brown ink.
(I had a blue ink in my fountain pen
and it looked so out of place!!)
A few pearl embellishments for the flower centres
and the page is complete.
I really enjoyed putting this page together
but when you've got beautiful paper/card
and some wonderful photos
how could you not have fun?!"
Kaisercraft Madewmoiselle Collection - Timepiece and Posy
Core-dinations sand it, tear it emboss it -
Thinlits Tim Holtz mini Tattered Florals
Memory Box dies - Hollyhock Stem and Ivy tendrils
Archival Ink - Sepia and Watering Can
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Journaling Tickets
Lavinia - Wild Flower stamp
PaperArtsy Mini Ink and the Dog stamp
Thank you for sharing Jane.
So good to still have your mum
with you to explain who's who
in the old photos.
I wonder how scrapbooking will
evolve now that we seem to
have lots of photos.............
.........stored in our digital devices
but nothing printed
Leave you with that