Saturday, 30 April 2011

Another mini-book

Good morning everybody! Hope you all slept better than I did and that you also feel more human than I do this morning, got a head like a bear, feet like lead and everything in between not quite to describe....But to look on the positive side - it can only get better!
I have been working on another mini book. I know I didn't really intend to, but there were still so many bits and pieces over from all the other *jobs* I did this week, and I just NEEDED to use them up. So here it is:

I used 2 coordinating papers from the Anna Griffin *Sasha* Stack, which has a nice, distressed look to it, and further distressed all the edges with TH inks in Forest Moss and Victorian Velvet. The covers have been made from corrugated card from a box; the edges have been painted with acrylic paint in metallic pink before covering it with the same paper. I have used a miscellany of images - photos, scraps, CI images, rub ons etc, and tried to create a mini collage on each page, which I then decorated with some remnants of lace, beads etc. Added a few ribbons, some fibres and a hand made charm, and that was it. There's a photo of me inside it, too, taken when I was four.

Okay, that was it for today. Thanks for looking, and thanks for all the comments left yesterday, I had fun reading them. Have a great day, and ake care!

24 comments:

  1. I love your journal it is so freakin cool and gorgeous and lush etc etc could go on all day long x

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  2. This is gorgeous, I would never think to put green with pink (which of course is stupid 'cos look at a flower!)Everything you do just works so well :o) x

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  3. Hi Val, love this little book! Must go, P is shouting already!! Hugs, Sarah

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  4. Such gorgeousness, I love the touch of hot pink. I always zoom in on each photo to 'ooh' and 'ah' at how you've put it together, absolutely fab. xx

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  5. Very special little book. The colours are BEAUTIFUL! Hugs from Mexico, Donna

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  6. Love this Valerie - fabulous colours and images.
    Have a great weekend.
    Hugs xx

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  7. Gorgeous Valerie! I love that there is a pic of you as a little girl inside! Makes it even more special! Hugs Tee

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  8. Great work, as always, love the colours, and the photo of you inside! Hugs, Barb

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  9. Hi Valerie
    Pure gorgeousness!!!
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  10. Oh, I love your mini books, Valerie! This is so beautiful, I think my favorites pages are the one with the lepard. Just gorgeous colours and embellishments and layout, just everything!

    Sorry you had a bad night, I hope tonight will be better :)

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  11. Hi there Valerie, Sorry you're not feeling 100% and tip top, hope you get better as they day wears on:0)
    Another stunning mini book, no wonder you haven't started the LIM challenge! You're far too busy:0) xxx

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  12. Thanks for the good wishes Ladies, still feeling grotty. But I will be having an early night and hope that will cure me!

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  13. cool book val, love your photo, so cute, hope you're feeling better now, sparkles coming your way in case they are still needed...

    maria xx

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  14. Sorry you are not feeling top hole Valerie and you feel a whole lot better soon. Your book is beautiful and love the picture of yourself in it. Take care, Annette x

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  15. Hi Valerie
    I do love your mini books, they are gorgeous and this one is no exception. Very pretty indeed. Hope you will feel better soon petal.
    Sending cyber hugs.
    China
    xxx

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  16. You always have such a lot of wonderful ideas. Love this, Val. Hugs, T

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  17. Another fabulous mini book, so many details to see.
    Yvonne xx

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  18. very pretty and springlike. perfect for the season! nice to use up some of the bits and pieces too, i'll bet.

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  19. Grotty! Haven't heard that expression since I lived in the UK. Be well, Valerie. Hope a good nights rest puts everything right. xxDonna

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  20. So sorry that you are feeling under the weather and hopefully tomorrow will be an improvement! Your book is absolutely amazing and I love that you added some animals. So much beauty and interest to take in! Be better!

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  21. OH WOW! You are so talented and crafty! I adore this. Your composition is so beautiful!

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  22. Great mini which such pretty images especially the one of you ! Gorgeous work as usual.

    Marie

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