Sunday, 18 August 2013

Mini album for my mum

Hi everyone.

Today I want to share with you a mini album that I've made for my mum with all the kids' school photos over the years.  I am really enjoying doing more scrapbooking lately.

This is the front page of the album:

The embellishment in the upper righthand corner is a photo corner that I got as part of a lovely selection of goodies that a friend of mine, Sharon, whom I met in Blogland, has sent me a while ago.  Sharon lives in Cape Town and makes the most beautiful cards.  (you can visit her blog here: ).  The photo corner was silver, but I gesso-ed it and spritzed it with sprays and added a little bit of paint.  I think its perfect for this page!  (Hope you like what I've done to it, Sharon and thanks again for the lovely gifts!).

These are the inside pages of the album:

I've used the Engraver Collection of patterned papers by Prima Marketing, throughout the whole album.

In 2006 my eldest son was in Grade 1 and I don't have a photo of his brother for 2006!  Don't know how that happened!

I've seen some lovely burlap flowers on cards and scrapbookpages on the internet, but I haven't managed to get hold of some yet, so I had to make my own.  I used a die by MFT to cut a flower from white cardstock and burlap.  I had to cut the burlup 2 or 3 times with the Cuttlebug and in the end had to use my scissors to cut the last bits.  I then adhered the burlup flower to the white cardstock one and added another die-cut flower and a button with twine to it.  The leaves I've stamped on green cardstock, cut out and painted with crackle paint.  Added some dry wall tape and doileys to finish the pages.  Little brother was in Grade 1 in 2008.

I'm going to do the other 3 pages in a separate post as I had problems putting them all in one post.  Blogger did not want to allow me to enlarge more than the top 4 photos when I tried to do them all in one post and if I don't enlarge them they are a bit small.  Hope that's OK with you.

I'll be back in a sec!
See you...


Sharon said...

Oh Petra, these photographs are absolutely stunning. I am sure your Mom will love them. What cute boys you have. hugs Sharon x

stampingbowd said...

Sweet album!!! I am having so much fun looking at the ways you have embellished these pages!

Anonymous said...

'n Pragtige album Petra! Jou versierings en uitleg is ongelooflik mooi.

Hannelie said...

Ouma se hart klop seker lekker warm!