23 November 2009

Something different...

I decided to make a "journal" for Charlie for those little things that you don't want to forget but don't need a whole layout or even have a photo.
I made it using the Bind-it-all and a Cover-alls album.

This is the front cover:
It has been covered using Fancy pants paper. I then mounted a Playmobil dolls house window to the cover. (I had originally painted this blue but didn't like it so wiped it off, the excess was difficult to get out of the corners so i left it for a distressed effect). The photo was glued to the frame before mounting.
I cut some soldiers from Graphics 45 paper and added a real toy soldier (painted by Charlie) to the frame.

The inside cover:
I wanted this to be collagey (after all have collected enough pieces over the years for a project like this!!).
The title has been stamped onto masking tape and than added straight to the page.
Also on the page are: X leather game piece, Charlie Choc Factory collector card, Title strip from 12x12 paper, monster cut from October Afternoon paper, last years school photo, handcut star, watch with googly eyes from Charlie art box, stickers, rub-on, hand drawn hearts.
I am now planning to make one for Alfie early years.

1. Alfie now crawls (forward, rolls sideways).
2. He has 2 new teeth (5 in total).
3. He says Charlie (he really does!)
4. Charlie won prize in school raffle.
5. One of my layouts features in Scrapbook Magazine readers gallery.
Congratulations to Helen, is it still sparkly??


Annalisa said...

aww, love your new work!!! the inside cover is simply wonderful-love the stickers up on the right- again, another wonderful work from you!
And the idea of mounting a dolls house window :) I love it!

Househund said...

It's a great idea.. I have loads of pics that just won't make a layout.. would be perfect for a smaller book.
It's a page full of life.. and great to look at as there's so many interesting things.. and different technics.. Way to Go Lorna!!!!