Monday, 11 June 2012

No Cards, Tags or ATCs at Crafty Cardmakers challenge no 70.

Evening Everyone.
This week we see the start of a new challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers.
Our Hostess this week is Carole and she would like you to make anything EXCEPT a card, tag or ATC - for example it could be a gift bag, a box, a bookmark, something knitted, something sewn - just NO cards, tags or ATCs!!!
I'm so glad that I had to get my pictures taken yesterday as it has been pouring with rain here all day.
I must confess to a little bit of cheating with my project, in that it was actually made a number of years ago.
I have been so busy recently (with things that I am not in a position to share yet) that I just didn't have the time to make anything new. I hope that I am forgiven.
The cover to the Memory Album was made out of very thick card. I think it was actually some carrier sheets that come with some 12 x 12 papers.
I painted them with Moonshadow ink and then tapped screwed up copy paper into the ink while it was wet to give some texture.
The stamped panel was made using versamark ink, glossy cardstock and black dye based ink. It was then matted and layered and added to the cover.
As I said in the main challenge, I have made the book, now all I need to do is buy the time to fill it.
I'm afraid that this page is as far as I have got, and was made at the same time as the Album.
Please tell me that you all have loads of started projects like this, it will make me feel sooo much better lol.
The young man in the picture is my late son Adam.
I would never make a true scrapbooker (is that a real word?) as I never want to cut the pictures up, so as you might have guessed this is a photocopy!!
The text was stamped onto black card using a white Stazon ink pad. I'm afraid that I have very little info on any of the stamps used - another consequence of using a project made some time ago.
The fastenings for the album is the Rollabind system (not sure if it is still available) but you could use the Bind-it-All machine instead.
I do hope that you will join us for our latest challenge HERE
Off to bed now.
Hugs Kimx


  1. this is gorgeous Kim - looks amazing
    Doreen xx

  2. What a beautiful "Love" page for Adam. Not sure how old he is here,(eight - ten?,but very much as I remember him. Made me teary xx Jenny B

  3. This is a beautiful memory book - and of course you are forgiven!!! It's really lovely to see the page you have created, and maybe this will spur you on to add more!! And yes - we all have those projects we start and they somehow never get finished!! Cxx

  4. Hi kim doesn't matter when you made it and yes I have loads of unfinished projects strewn about the house. This looks gorgeous and what a lovely tribute to your son.


  5. A beautiful page, thank you for sharing x


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