Sunday, January 11, 2009

My first Scrapbook!

My first scrapbook, or at least my first mini book. This should have gone in my mother's Christmas stocking but I didn't realize how much work it goes in it until I was deep in it!
I wanted to scrap the photos I took on a family holiday in Northern Italy where went to Verona, Padoa, Dolomites, and even Switzerland. I have photos to make another ten mini books.
I loved scrapping these photos and I tried to use paper that complimented the colours in the photos. My aim was to emphasize the greenery and beautiful scenery - I hope I managed to...

Papermania Secret Garden Patterned Paper
Papermania Garden Floral Ribbobs
Prima assorted flower
Pink Core'dinations
Silver Wire
Green Card stock
Doodlebug Velvet Flock - Pink
Everyday Tower Brad
See'Ds Traditional Stamps
I stamped the swirls using pink ink and then went over them with glue pen. After that I sprinkled some flock over them and left to dry. Looking back, I think white flock would have been better on the dark green cardstock - What do you think?
Money Saving Tip: Twist wire with a tweezer and use as the center piece of your flowers. Although it can be time consuming it can save you a penny or two and the metal effect adds an extra dimension to your work!
I seem unable to upload more photos today so I'll continue tomorrow and show you pics of the whole book.


Maria Matter said...

Wow, Josianne, you have been busy! How awesome! I'm lovin' the shape and your flowers/papers...can't wait to see more!
blessings, Maria

Deb said...

Gorgeous mini album, it is so pretty and such a lot of work has gone into it!
thank you for joining in the CCT challenge

Shirley said...

Such a really pretty album and the color combo is fantastic! The way you did the gazebo over your family is so unique too!

Line said...

very beautiful!