Wednesday, 5 May 2010

Travel memory album!

Well here it is! All finally finished and bound! I'm not going to go into details about the cover because I've already done that on an earlier post so won't bore you with the details again!

The first page! Now as this album is based on a recent trip to San Fransisco, this song by Scott McKenzie just popped into my head, so i just 'went with it', all very 'hippie' and 'psychedelic'!! Plus it gave me a great opportunity to finally use those Little Claire's VW stamps! The car is coloured using Promarkers. I just embellished the page with some Flora Doodles! The background is sprayed randomly with Glimmer Mist sprays by the way.

This page was done just the same as the previous, again spraying the background with glimmer mists. Only this time I added some views of the city and that gorgeous Camper Van again coloured with pro markers! And some paper flowers added for embellishment to continue the theme.

Now I can't really show you anymore just yet, because the other pages contain photos of my friend and as yet I haven't had the chance to ask permission for them to be shown, He hasn't received this gift as it's on it's way to France, so when he gets it I will hopefully be able to post the other pictures of the pages to let you see the rest of this keepsake.

Thanks for looking in

Take care

Jackie x


Well! my friend has finally received his parcel! And has given me permission to post the photos on here! It seems that the 'unpronounceable' Volcano in Iceland has a lot to answer for! Hence the length of time in delivery!

Anyway...i are the rest of the photos and some info on how it was done!

Just a very plain and simple background here, using colours to tone in the with the photos. The little saying was one I downloaded from the Internet.

These pages are done using Tim holtz 'Timeworks' masks and it is a very poor attempt at some 'Steampunk'! i also used Tim Holtz Gadget Gears sizzix die with some grungeboard painted in various metallic colours! Not brilliant but not too bad considering it's my first go at this kind of thing.

In Jail!!! A visit to Alcatraz! I just couldn't resist this using this photo! I distressed the page then over stamped with the Judikins artifacts cube 'stone' effect to give the impression of the wall. Used the Handcuff from Joanna Sheens 'Policeman Lofty' stamps but made the chain using jump rings! Just added the Key and some 'graffiti to finish off the page.

A very plain and simple page. A visit to the Star Wars exhibition! I just sprayed a few different colours on the page, along with some interference ink to give a 'starry' effect, which sadly the camera didn't pick up. used the sizzix filmstrip die to finish off.

Again another simple page, just prayed with inks to tone in with the photos. Added the brass 'cutlery' tied with black ribbon, the black guitar is a sizzlets die, the gold guitar is actually a wooden button painted gold, and musical notes are from a tiny paper punch and black card.

Now this was a tad more 'involved'. But many apologies for the lousy photography!

I sprayed then distressed the whole page, then overstamped it with the pawprint form Elusive Images 'What Cats Say' themplate. I then used the Heirloom Gold perfect pearls over the paw prints to make them stand out better, I drew round a heart shape and made a trifold base, i stuck down a photo of the cat in the middle, the saying that I 'cropped' from the photo says, "pets leave pawprints on your heart", the other side is the cat's name, done using a sizzix letters die. The tags were done the same way as the page and using the same stamps. I must admit to shedding a wee tear when doing this page because the little cat died/went missing(not sure which and was too scared to ask really) a couple of years ago and this was a kind of 'memorial' page.

And Finally the last page! Now this one i the way the colours have worked on this. The Greeting is actually a Scottish Toast, so I sprayed the paper then printed off the greeting, I also printed and 'English' translation,and slotted it behind the image, as this way heading to France and would have difficult to 'understand' lol. The thistle is one of my all time favourite stamps! It's from the 'Flowers of Scotland' range from Stewart Gill and it's just gorgeous! It's stamped onto a sprayed background then coloured using Inktense Watercolour pencils

When this album finally DID manage to find it's was to France no thanks to an unpronouncable volcano in Iclenad, my friend E-mailed me ans told me how 'blown' away' by it he was. It made it all worth while because it's the first time I've tried creating my own backgrounds!

Thank you all for taking the time out to read this huge posting tonight. I really do appreciate it.

Take care

Jackie xx


kathleen said...

Its Great Jackie.

Kathleen x

Rita said...

I just love what you've done Jackie. It looks terrific. Hugs Rita xx