Hi …Oh …HI !!
What did I do all these months ?
Nothing of consequence …but its been hectic and I literally craved ornate papers and scissors every single day..now when I am back …the mojo decided to leave me for a sabbatical.
Its COLD ..within the university campus and it feels cruel to leave my warm spot.
I know ..excuses !
So a good friend tied the knot and I decided to surprise her with something handmade 😀 and it may not remain a surprise if she hops on to the blog. :S
This is my first envelope mini and its inspired by Laura of Following the Paper Trail.
The binding is a again inspired by her.
Lets roll people…
I have been eyeing the Tim Holtz Ornate plates for the past 6 months..I love it …to say the least. I mean its pure genius. I bought this from Craft Adda and trust me..although I itch to use it, I don’t have the heart to give it away.
Anyway glossy accented the plates after printing the names on a paper and distressing it with walnut stain distress ink, again bought from Craft Adda
along with 6 other colours. The background of the cover page was dry embossed-distressed-heat embossed and then finally coloured with Fired Brick and Scattered Straw distress inks with a water brush. Lovely effect!!
That flourish you see above is actually a backing of a wooden flourish I got from a craft shop. 😀
This above, happens to be the first page of the album.
Do you see the bead binding ?? Those are wooden beads I used as spacers between the album pages.
The papers are paper mania capsule collection papers in reds and yellows. Quite festive ..
There are flowers as tabs to pull out a large tag from the page pockets.
I also got a MS doily lace punch from Craft Adda
which I adore… I think its such an elegant design that it goes well with almost every theme.
How do you like it ??
Hmm…may be the watermark is more interesting 😉
For the spine…well I had to mull a lot over what to use. Since I generally end up with ginormous paper spines in greed of space I decided to use a gorgeous crochet lace. I glimmer misted it in red and then used a hot glue gun to paste it as spine.
For the first time in my long & pathetic life, I was relatively neat ..whats with the side view in the picture below 😛
Something that is not distorted and THAT my dear people is an Accomplishment for a wretched person like me.
Now that I am posting I suddenly remembered that I forgot to click the tags out in the open. 🙁
Seriously they are matchy matchy !!
Gaaah…see …and you thought I was done.
This is my first post at Craft Adda blog and I am not my usual chirpy self because I am transitioning between Snow leopard and Mountain Lion ( My Mac OS) and its a great shift !!
Anyway the idea is to inspire you and also learn …
So let me know if you require any additional details or a tute !!
Thats me for now …signing off ..but keep visiting as I promise to be a lot more regular.. 🙂
Looking forward to your reactions ..
And yeah drop in, by the shop
anytime, for some much needed window shopping if not serious purchases…I do that a lot!!
Trust me you would find something useful and then its just a click away. Shopping for craft supplies never got better that this. 🙂