Friday, 5 March 2010

Boxed Scrapbook page

Well hello peeps, hope everyone who is reading is enjoying the sunshine. We have had a few glorious days, not that I have seen much of it. My little boy has been home most of the week poorly. Glad he has gone back to school today, so I can play catch up before the break up for the weekend.
I have a fabulous project to share with you today. Something I have been working on for a little while. I have made a 12 x 12 scrapbook page of my mum (who is 80, can you believe that) and my two darling kids (yeah I know they look like angels, don't kid yourself though).
I know its safe to show this as mum doesn't have a computer so won't see it, besides she is coming here tomorrow for a fab weekend, and we are going to give it to her then. This will be for mothers day, I know its early but we have to share her with the rest of the family ;-)
I want to show you a couple of close ups of the butterflies (loved making these, ok I am no David Bailey)
As you can see I have made them 3D. That is why the whole thing is in a box frame (I got mine from Wilkinson's for £6)
Now to make these wonderful darlings, I used Bella Toile background stamp, stamped onto vellum and heated to dry the ink. I then used my butterfly punch to punch out the butterfly shape. Did this with card too, making that a base. Stuck the vellum onto the card along the body only. Placed gems along the body and folded up the wings as if in flight. The antennae's are made using thin strips of card, wrapped around my pricking tool and then stuck to the back of the base card. This was then stuck onto the project. Don't you think they look great. Everyone has commented on it who have seen it in RL. Can't wait to give it to mum tomorrow.
Right better get moving as I have projects coming out my ears at the moment. Plus a few commissions I have been asked to do, and then ALL the swaps I am in. Don't think I should sleep for the next three weeks. Enjoy!


Alex said...

Beautiful scrapbook box, your Mum is sure to love it!

Thanks for sharing.

Alex x

Debbie said...

What a lovely idea, its gorgeous :)