A few weeks ago, I was lucky enough to do some classes with Finnabair (Anna Dabrowska) in Swindon. Such fun! What did I learn? That when you think you have applied enough trinkets, you really haven't! Keep going and add at least 6 more!
We made up a pair of Prima journal covers, a la Finn. I LOVED doing this, but as I was decorating it, I realised that my sister would be getting it as her birthday pressie, as she is always looking for journals (well, she'd probably call it a notebook) to keep track of her electricity reading. Yes, I know. Electricity readings. Not really the stuff of scrapbooking heaven, eh?
Anyway, I won't go into all the gory details of how we decorated the covers, except to say...mmmm Primary Elements! You can't go wrong with Black Emerald, which is a lovely DARK blue green. Love it.
The inside dividers were packaging! Cut with Sizzix on the edge dies, then gessoed, and painted up. By now, if you haven't realised that I like mica, glitter, metallic stuff, well, you haven't read many of these pages, have you! So flat base colours, then washes and glittery stuff to finish.
I made up a pouch for one of the dividers, using watercolour paper coloured with Brusho pigments on a Linda Knight session a couple of months back. The colours looked right! I also punched butterflies out of the remnants. They glitter! A lot!
Then I found some brown A5 envelopes, and covered them with matching gelli print papers - I think probably from an Andy Skinner session - but may have been with Linda Knight - in the pile of gelli print papers without a home...
On one of the envelopes, I had been playing with Stampboard - and a PaperArtsy stamp in several colours, and it fit with the theme. So on it went!
Then I cut loads and LOADS of different papers to fit, and used my cropodile to hole punch them.
To finish off, I used the remnants of one of the gelli papers and punched a scalloped edge. I stamped the letters and the tags, then used he matching punch to punch them out. Touch of stickles, and hey presto! One birthday card, for an aged relative.... Yep, dead again!
Hope she likes!!
Resources (A selection...)
Prima Journal Covers, and various Prima embellishments - and other embellishments
Sizzix on the edge: Butterflies and Houses
Andy Skinner Mask (the children on the gelli plate)
Stewart Gill Paints
PaperArtsy Fresco paints
Cosmic Shimmers spray
Primary Elements, added to water, and sprayed, various colours
Stampin' Up: Tag stamp, and punch
Martha Stewart Butterfly punch
Hero Arts: Letter stamps
PaperArtsy Antique butterfly stamp