Friday, November 30, 2007

Making progress...

Finally I think this stupid illness is starting to turn. I feel a little better today so I'm trying to force myself (not the best perhaps - I know!) to get a bit ready (with having lost a week!) for the Christmas journal class which I'm taking. It's starting tomorrow!! Aaaaah! If I hadn't become ill I would have been fine, but as it is now I'm just that bit stressed...!! LOL!

So I needed to make some envelopes. I'm doing a mixed sized journal (with pages in different sizes) and I want some to be just envelopes. Never having done a mixed one before, I don't know how many envelopes I will want/need, so I only made four. Two white ones and two with patterned papers by Rhonna Farrer. I found my envelope-making-board which I bought a while back and I was really impressed. It will definitely be used more :)

Then I needed to get the title done for my album cover. I just wanted a simple "Xmas 2007" so I dug out some chipboard letters by Heidi Swapp and started painting them in red acrylic paint. Then I covered them with Stickles glitter (my favourite glitter, stays where it should and doesn't leave horrible dried glue marks on paper/card!) This is the state of them right now...lying drying on the paper I used to paint them on to catch any mess. Think I will leave them overnight to be sure...

4 comments:

Nancyroo said...

nice letters! And I like your envelope idea too!

Marja said...

The envelopes turned out great! Can't wait to see the title in place on your album cover as well. They look fab so far. I think I need some stickles!!!!

Anonymous said...

Very impressive envelopes - can you let us know in your next post where it is from, what it looks like and an idea of how much it cost - if not too much trouble, please. Thanks Joey

Elizabeth said...

Thank you for reminding me about my envelope board. Would you tell us your recipe for gingerbread cookies? I love the ginger biscuits I buy at Ikea.