Following a huge responce it looks like there will be enough pages for about 10 albums of Somer's mum Diena. As it is such a mamoth task making covers and binding the books I have offered to make some covers. They are very simple, but with the time scale involved as they have to be in America early April, this is what I have come up with!
A good friend of mine in America posted a call for help to put together a mini album for a lady called Diena. Last year Diena's daughter, Somer, was tragically murdered you can see more about the story on Sarah's Youtube channel: kaczsk. This is the page that I have made for the book along with a card.Somer's favorite colour was purple.
Well a week late as World Book Day was last Thursday, but Sophie's school had an OFSTED inspection so it was postponed until today. Not that it worried Sophie as she is thrilled at any chance to get dressed up! She went as Jesse the cowgirl from Toy Story 2! She already had the hat but borrowed the shirt, gun and holster from her brothers!
As well as the tags I have used this technique on a Mothers day card as I love the vintage feel which went perfectly with the Image I was using! The chipboard frame was inked with Walnut Stain and covered in crackle accents. The background also has stamped wording which I did using versa mark ink and brushed cosmic shimmer pigments to high light it.(Unfortunately this doesn't show in the picture!) This was then sprayed with hairspray to fix it! Well I was quite pleased with the result!
Lately I have , like so many others, had great fun experimenting with the few Tim Holtz inks I own! there are lots of great tutorials on You tube, which is where I got my inspiration! Here are a couple of tags I have made, not perfect but I am pleased with them as a first try! They were made using: Old Paper, Worn Lipstick, Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain distress Inks. Wheatfields Glimmer Mist and a Prima Stamp. The top tag also has a handmade flower! I'd appreciate any comments good or bad!
Sarah has finally received her album from me so I am able to post a slide show of the whole album. I am looking forward to receiving Sarah's album as I have only seen the front cover so far! You can see Sarah opening this album on a youtube video her user name is kaczsk if you want to have a look!