Today was the last day of class at Laines..... and it was great to have Mer, Cheryl, Grace, Joyce, zaz and Janice there - I think it's lovely that we ended the day with friends. :)
Here's a recent album. I love the colours and the woodgrain papers. (Pity my night time photography doesn't quite capture the colours correctly - the cover is actually this lovely shade of teal). This class will be running at PaperMarket Raffles City in April, so you can sign up there if you're interested. (It's called DS - Kaleidoscope)
I built the album from scratch so in class you get to learn how to make the rainbow spine:
There won't be time to put in the photos and embellishments on the inside pages, but we will be playing with fireworks mists (you'll get a free bottle to take home) and I'll share my 'secret formula' for finishing up all the pages :)
Some of you might have already heard....Laine's is moving out of Wheelock Place. I knew that this might happen one day, but where did all the time go?!!! (warning - nostalgia ahead)
Bye bye Wheelock Place:
You saw our beginnings... (sorry Laine and Iver, couldn't find your aprons!)
I will miss the little piece of sky I get to see through the classroom windows
and the sound of the shutters lifting in the mornings.
Most of all, I will miss the special Laine's 'feel' (and smell!)
Bye bye, Wheelock Place...and thanks for the
We'll be taking a while to move out so there'll be a moving sale and lots of packing to do over the next few weeks. And just in case you're wondering, classes will still be on in March but come April, us teachers will be moving too ....to PaperMarket that is :) Promise you'll come by and visit me in my 'new home' K?
Hey ho! The March challenge is up over at scrapforhelp and the challenge this time is to use corrugated board. The thing I use corrugated board (or cardboard box) for most often is for book covers. Sometimes I wrap it up but this time I thought I'd let the lovely kraft colour of the box be seen and just dress it up a bit with stamping and other bits. (kraft goes with everything!)
The book opens...
To reveal lots of lavender paper from Majadesign's Ska' vi ta en collection.
For you bookbinding fans out there, the book was bound with long stitch. And I ended up hating the string I used for stitching so I found something to cover it up:
And of course, that turned out to be my favourite thing on the book. typical. But I'm still looking out for an old antique spoon so I can replace the one I stole from the kitchen....
This album (or rather a slightly modified version of it) will be taught as a part of a scrapevent in Uddevalla (Sweden) that Maja Design is sponsoring. A very very big thank you to Creativica and Karin for this opportunity. My sweet friend Karin will be teaching the class and I hope everyone will enjoy making the book from scratch.
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So, thank you Lisa!! :) and I want to spread the love to these 5 lovely bloggers (very hard to choose!!)
for the privilege of entering the final round of auditions (Susan's in too! yay!).....and thank you thank you thank you EVERYBODY who was so kind and encouraging and leaving comments on my blog. Finally brought all my new Graphic45 papers home from the store....time to get to work! :)