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Friday, 19 December 2014

Mandy's 7th - 13th


 


Day7
Used a very dark brown gelato, and some inks for the background.
The little blue stars are cut from a piece of  very inexpensive Christmas chiffon fabric that caught my eye and the result is a great little embellishment.  Tip is to keep an eye out for fabrics, they can often serve as a wonderful alternative and something different from scrappy products.



Day 8
Underneath the photo on the left, I've used a negative strip of star music paper left over from punching out little stars. By placing a piece of blue seam binding underneath, it helps for the negative image to stand out and another way to create an effective embellishment.


Day 9
Two clear transparent frames were created here to become full page sequin shakers.


 Cut some frames, and clear transparencies to size


Sew (or glue) the frames to the transparencies


Then sewed the photo on the outside of the frame (there's a reason for this)


One of the things we dont want is for the sequins to get stuck under the photo, or congregate there so the effect of the shaker page is lost.  So it's a matter of spreading out the sequins first to the surrounds of the photo. Then glue the underside area of the transparency where only the photo sits ...(and the outside frame) and press down over the top of the carefully placed sequins on the page. Then the sequins are restriced to the outside area of the photo can shake all around it.




Day 10



Day 11
Using some hung tags can be effective




Day 12
The products on this page have been sent by Lee-Anne at Scrap Therapy...fabulous Teresa Collins range of Tinsel and Co.  The paper background  - white cardstock and 'Stars Paper' and the gorgeous little tag is '20 Emphemera Tags'  Alpa and words are 'Alpha & Label Stickers'.
 I'm totally in love with the sequins.. love the stars (below), but also the oversize round ones that come with the stars in gold, white gold and red..
And how fabby is the green trim for my shelves  found here  I actually ironed it flatter so closing the book would sit a bit better.




Day 13
On the right, an inexpensive Christmas trim has been used as a background....
I've drawn a bit of a curly frame underneath it.
  

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30 Days of Lists





Day 7
Cant quite see the day number as the newpaper clipping is covering it.
Here I've added in a couple of newspaper clippings on 'Nutcracker' glued back and front so it acts as a foldout


 Day 8
Here I cut out a picture from the packaging of Paige's new curtains for her bedroom along with the retail price - except - I got them half price - something worthy to be scrapped since I bought four pairs!


Day 9
A Christmas advertisment added



Day 10



Day 11


Day 12
After bringing in the last lot of decorations, a tiny piece of branch fell off-
 perfect to stick in here!



Day 13


So glad I pre-prepared this little book!

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6 comments:

  1. WOW! what a gorgeous post. Your pages are all just delightful, Mandy. AND how I love your little book of lists.......it is fabulous.....very inspiring.

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  2. Awesome Mandy. Just love it all

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  3. Wow so cool! The pages look great :)

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  4. Oh wow Mandy! All so beautiful and inspiring. Love the fabric stars, the negative strip, the photo transparency shaker and the hanging tags - all ideas I want to try. I'm managing to keep up with my DD ok, but struggling to find light to take photos and time to blog - will probably do one big post to catch up at some point.

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  5. Sooo, soooo fabulous! I am loving all the blue, and those full page shaker pages are just stunning! Love!

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