Monday, 30 August 2010

Learn Something New Every Day

If you have been an avid follower of my blog for a while you may remember that last September I did this Shimelle class (see the side bar for a link). To be honest I had forgotten all about it until I found a little reminding e-mail in my Inbox when I got back from my hols. Well I wasn't going to bother....but then I would find myself thinking how I could do it this year.....when I might fit in the crafting time and before I knew it....BAM I went and made the cover! Now I know this is nothing like my usual style but I have to confess I made the pages first and when you see them you will understand the cover. And actually I quite like it!
I have been desperate to try this crackle effect with PVA for a while so I did! Basically you paint the undercoat and leave it to dry. Then paint over with thick PVA and straight away paint your top coat colour on. As the PVA dries it crackles. I think it was in Craft Stamper a month or two back if you want a better description! Still I had a bash on the cover.
These are my pages...they will be landscape in the book and as is my usual with these projects I was a good girl and used up my scraps. The scrumptious papers on the cardstock are bits and pieces left over from the soap wrapping my daughter does. I decided that they looked best on pink yellow and green cardstock so rummaged for those colours in varying shades. Now you see where my cover idea came from....
The last bit I have ready is some journalling cards made from record cards cut in half and then I just did the edges with that nice Alterations die Gilly lent me again! I couldn't decide which edge to do so I have a selection!
Now all these ingredients are in a box with some very plain cream flowers and other bits and bobs ready to go on Sept 1st. Do pop by and see what I am learning!
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4 comments:

Burnice said...

oh cool Tash. I wouldn't mind having a go at that.... Talk to me when you come over next week.
Burnice x

Linda said...

looking good tash! Great idea to get all your pages ready before the class. I must get going on mine !!!

Ann Freeman (mafswife) said...

Looking good so far, gald I'm not the only one who has prepared all my pages in advance!

Irene said...

Very efficient! Love the soap papers!