Sunday, 11 October 2009

Remember To Remove The Green Stuff..

I have finally made a start on one of the Wedding memory book thingies that I'm intending to make. We went to 3 Weddings in 6 weeks over the summer with Hayley and Stephen's being the first one.

I've had to make a start as Hayley and I are 'doing lunch' mid November and I fully intend to present her with the finished item! As there are only 8 pages to the thick acetate book, I should be ok.

Anyway, as soon as I saw the Papertake Weekly sketch for this week, I knew I'd cracked one of the pages!
Because it is an acetate book, I heeded the advice of my Funky Hand DT mates and made sure I mirrored the reverse. So here you have two layouts for the price of one!

The papers were a total bargain from a lovely tiny craft shop that was relocating and selling off excess stock - I think a 12 x 12 sheet was 25p. And I just had to buy quite a few at that price. I never know where to start when cutting into such a large sheet, but I didn't have any problems for these!

The paper is Papermania Double Sided - Brown Ornate Clusters (I'm sure they could have dreamt up a more zingy description that that!) and I've used Bazzill Basics 12 x 12 paper Carob to layer the photos.

I had to stamp the sentiment with black ink as my brown just didn't show up well enough. The alphabet stamps are tiny Studio G wooden blocks. The thin chocolate organza ribbon is also from the same craft shop - I bought around 15 metres of it for £1.

Edges have been rounded and then inked with chestnut Whispers. Two layouts, one full page completed - just the rest to do now! So I'm on the lookout for sketches that will work with what I have so don't be surprised if you see more of this album in progress!
Oh, and the reference to the green stuff? Well, the album comes covered with a protective green film. And I almost forgot to remove it before I glued..... I did think that it didn't look right at the time but couldn't work out why......!!
  • Double sided paper: Papermania 12 x 12 double sided - Brown Ornate Clusters
  • Brown paper: Bazzill basics 12 x 12 paper - Carob
  • Images: Taken by me!
  • Ribbon: From my stash
  • Sentiment: Studio G mini wooden alphabet stamps


  1. wow!! what beautiful pages!! Love them!!

  2. Yay, love those papers, great start to the album. Looking forward to seeing more pages. :)x

  3. this is beautiful Ruth...what a wonderful keepsake to give to the happy couple...can't wait for the next instalment...big hugs kath xxxx


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