Thursday, August 21, 2008

Finally a New Post!

Hi Everyone,

It has been a long summer with my children home. I love them, but being a single mom sure has it's challenges. Anyways, here is a long overdue post...

I promised more pictures from my last class project so here you go...

This was the original picture I shared of the cover... both front and back covers are covered chipboard and the pages are cardstock. Not sure you get this...but this represents the beach line with the bluee as the water, the white as the waves hitting the shore and the beige as the sand.

All the shells are embossed and on dimensionals. The cord is Silver elastic cord. I think the rest is self explanatory. I sponge all my edges as a general rule. I love the look it gives to all projects.

Here is the first page which has a section that flips out to reveal more space for journaling...

The photo space on page 1 will hold a 4 x 6 picture without any cropping.

Page 2 was first embossed with white embossing powder using the Cheesecloth background stamp. I then used a piece of real cheesecloth to add dimension and give a place to tuck some sea shells.

Page three has a removable tag. I used a dimensional on the top corner of the tag pocket to make insertion and removal easier since the tag is embellished. There is also a double row of piercing along the pocket's top edge.

The tag shells are popped out on the top edge but taped along bottom edge, so tag does not catch on the pocket when inserting it, but has dimension added.

Page 4 is pretty basic..I tried to include a place for journalling on each page.

Here is page 5...This entire project has 30 heat embossed shells all cut out by hand. I ran this class twice with 7 in one class and 8 in the other. That is a lot of shells to cut out!

This page has the main shell embossed and cut out and popped up on dimensionals,

I used the jumbo eyelets here and threaded some twine to catch the shells in.

This last page has torn paper to add dimension and the illusion of sea shells buried in the sand.

Hope you enjoyed this project as much as my classes did. It was a huge project. It took me three times as long to prepare compared to my other classes, and took an hour longer at class, four hours each night. It did not seem to matter how much advance preparation I did, because the second class I did more advance prep and it still took four hours. I need to remember to keep my projects small, even though I am having fun designing.



Jules said...

You have some truly original projects on here. I especially like this one with all of the shells.

Thanks for sharing your gift of creativity!

Tess said...

I am glad that I decided to visit your blog you have been very busy. I am loving your creations.