Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Anything but a card - Rhedd and Rosie's DT

Good morning my dears.

Ohhh, I have another project I'm very excited about today! It's time for a new challenge over at Rhedd and Rosie's, and the theme this fortnight is anything but a card.

Now those of you that have been with me a little while, may remember my first mini album I did a little while back using the G45 Steampunk Spells collection?
Well, I have done another, again using G45 paper, only this time I opted for the French Country collection.

First, a view of the album laid out, sort of, lol:

For the front, I used one of the images in the paper pack, and fussy cut some elements to add dimension. I chose some flowers (and apples!) I felt matched the papers, and finally opted to bind the album with string, rather than metal rings, as I felt it added to the rustic theme...

On overview of the first two pages:

Page one is simply a "look at" page. I used a green ribbon I'd stumbled across in York during my Christmas shopping and was looking forward to having a use for. I thought it worked quite well with the set of three images on top.

Page two. I made a little pocket out of contrasting paper, and popped a journal card and photo mat inside. I also chose three buttons (red, to match the paper, though it doesn't show so well in this picture!) to add a little more interest.

An overview of the next couple of pages:

This one is my favourite... I adore the paper I used for the background and the layered pocket. This time I added a journal card and two photo mats inside, as well as a postage stamp from the collection on top of the pocket. Some black Hobby House pearls to finish it off.

This next page has a "lift the flap" photo mat, and a matching journal card next to it.

Finally, the back. I left it blank, to show off the gorgeous sunflower paper!

So there it is. My second mini album, and so much fun to make! Now I know I say this every time, but you really want to do yourself a favour now, and go see what the rest of the gals have made for the theme. You really won't be disappointed!
And then why not come join in?  There's an awesome alterable prize to be won!

Hope to see you there!

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:

Altered Eclectics - Anything goes
The Hobby House - Anything goes (used HH pearls)
And oldie but a goodie - Buttons (The red buttons I used on the first inside page are not only more than 6 months old... They're vintage! I got them from my aunt about a year ago, and she apparently removed them from a dress she'd bought in Paris not long after the war.)

Have an awesomesauce day!



brenda said...

This is a real little work of art Sammy and like you I am real fan of G45's.

B x

Sarah said...

This is gorgeous Sammy. those papers are fabulous...I feel a spending spree coming on!! xx

Jane Savage said...

Amazing creation, Sammy! Love G45 papers! xx

Unknown said...

Stunning work of the colour combo's too.xAnnie

Irish Cherokee said...

Sammy this is over the top, shut the back door so nobody steal it gorgeous. If I were creative this is how I would be.

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Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

WOW! This is gorgeous!

Sue said...

Oh wow Sammy this is a stunning piece of artwork you have created here! its totally gorgeous huggles Sue xx

Anonymous said...

Fabulous, just love those papers.

Moira xx

Zoe said...

This is fantastic Sammy xx Zoe xx

Kat W said...

Wow, you nailed this one - it's an absolute cracker! It's so beautifully co-ordinated and has a lovely vintage feel. I would go so far as to say it's awesomesauce :-)
Big hugs, Kat xx

cotnob said...

This is fabulous Sammy, those G45 papers are gorgeous.

Sandra Wright. said...

Such a stunning design team make Sammy...just wish I could have displayed all your lovely photos on the blog.
I just love your Tag Book...xx

Anonymous said...

Sammy this is fabulous I can imagine the time taken to create it, thank you for mentioning those Hobby House products and good luck in the challenge
Hugs Kate xx

Anne said...

This is really fabulous Sammy, I keep meaning to try something like this myself ...just need 48 hours in a day!
Anne x

Dips said...

Lovely use of Buttons – thank you so much for entering my challenge on OBAG, keep using up all that old stash and join us again for our next challenge!