Monday, 20 July 2009

More non-card stuff

My mission for the summer holidays is to start getting some of my stash used - the impulse buys that I liked the look of when I bought them without any clear idea of what I would do with them, and which have since been languishing in the cupboard. One such item was a little Maya Road chipboard album. It consisted of six identical chipboard shapes, and rather than make just one album with them, I used two of the shapes to make the covers, and then cut some pages with my Nestabilities Scalloped Squares (which luckily happened to be just the right size!).

I sponged the covers with pigment ink and then stamped them with a Stamping-ton flourish and Stampendous butterflies, completing the front with a Spellbinders Ribbon Tag and a couple of flourishes diecut from Grungepaper. I punched some butterflies and a flower from the grungepaper to make charms to add to the ribbons and fibres with which I decorated the bookring holding everything together.

The photos inside are of my grandparents and great grandparents.


judith@poppy cottage said...

Well done for trying to use up some of your stash, I should try to do the same, but it would take longer than six weeks!!! I really like your little albumn, great colour scheme. Judith x

Lynne K said...

Hi Judith. Thanks for your comment. I didn't say I was going to use ALL my stash in 6 weeks!!

Sally H said...

I think it could take more than 6 years to use all your stash!!! A lovely album. I think I need to buy those nesties too!

lisa said...

This is lovely Lynne, very thrifty too. I love these little albums, I made them for Christmas pressies last year for Grandparents and really enjoyed doing them. It's good fun trying to use up some of the huge mounds of stash, you then have more room to go out and buy some more!!!! Good Luck with it, can't wait to see what you make.


Debbie Dolphin said...

i so need to do the same.i should ban myself from looking and keeping up with new things.i love what you have done
debbie xx

craftimamma said...

This is a truly lovely little album. I love the colours and the stamps you've used for this project.

Lesley Xx

brenda said...

Hi Lynne, lovely work and very focused of your to get your mind round it so early on in the hols.

Sorry taken we so long to get here though, been one of those weeks - again.

B x

judith@poppy cottage said...

Lynne,I hope you see this, pop over to my blog, there's something there for you! Judith x

Ikki said...

Hi, Just dropped by to say "hello" and "thank you" for your lovely thoughtful pm and your support. I really do appreciate you taking the time. Your advice is good - it's so easy to let blogging take over - but then you make such good friends, sooo the temptation to keep visiting is always there! And, the inspiration you get back from the visit is well worthwhile. And, on and on, and round and round it goes!

Your blog is a pleasure to visit, your work is excellent, your ideas are very clever and your colour combo and layouts are fab. Hope we can keep in touch.

Loved your post re Harrogate and meeting friends. Sounds like you had the best of times.
Eileen x