On the Case
"Goodness me!" She exclaimed, "It
is the last day of the month....already!"
Expect that rings a chord with a few
of you - I wonder if we were more aware
of the date in the days prior to the IT takeover
of our lives? Not sure I can remember that
Hazel Harler is here today to share a
book with us..............not just any book
I hasten to add but a very special book....
"Hi everybody, I've a decorated book box
to share with you today.
I used a paper mache book box.
I glued some crumpled tissue paper to
the spine and gave the box a coat of gesso
inside and out.
I covered the box inside and out with
some script rice paper.
I painted the spine with acrylic paint
then I dry brushed some white gold
Starlight metalic paint over it.
Some of the embellishments I'm using.
The frame on the photo was heat embossed
with aged spice Frantage embossing enamel.
I made the stickpins by attaching some beads
to a couple of headpins with glue.
The branch was painted green then painted
with some crackle accents and then I dry brushed
some white gold Starlight paint.
The finished box.
I also added some roses and a word sticker
- the photo is of me and my sister.
I made some photo cards to go into my box.
This card was covered with rice paper,
I stapled some folded flowers to one edge
and added a wooden butterfly.
The photos are me with my mum and dad,
I won't tell you what year it was but we had
all the mod cons - you can just about see
the mangle behind my dad.
This card is covered with rice paper
and I just added some gems.
The photos are of us with my grandparents.
I chose the colours because I always remember
my grandma in later years always wearing a white,
purple and green cardigan.
Card again covered with rice paper,
I embellished the card with wooden birds
that I'd painted with Starlight paints.
This is a photo of my lovely Auntie Nellie.
The card is covered with rice paper,
I also used another piece of rice paper to
embellish the card and I added some
seagull die cuts.
The photo is me and my sister with dad
on a caravan holiday.
The cards are in their box and because I didn't
go mad with the embellishments
I have room for more cards.
I've enjoyed making the cards but I think
words are missing so I'll sort that out later."
Impression Obsession seagull die.
wooden shapes, lace, beads, headpins,
skelleton leaves, gems.
Thank you Hazel for showing us
some of your beautiful memories
in your gorgeous memory book
Those rice papers really lend themselves
to this sort of project don't they? So many
designs to choose from too - bound to be
something to suit every mood and/or taste