...isn't it? I brought with me several kits that I needed to finish off, to Norway, with big hopes of getting it all done during my 3 week stay. Of course it turned out I was hoping for TOO much, but I DID finish 2 cool projects from my class kits from PACS Italy this year. I will show one of them here today. It's the acrylic album from the uebertalented Lory's class and it's a book about me for once. I LOVE the colors, the fabric and elements and tecniques from this projects. All thought through brilliantly by Lory. I especially like the blue thickers from American Craft, that make every page pop. To make the book MINE and not just a copy of Lory's (which was absolutely fab, btw.), I did give it my own twist. I arranged the acrylic elements alongside, so that it could also stand on it's own. And I did the design of the pages my own way, so I guess I could take credit for that part:). More importantly it now feels like it's MY book, where I can write thoughts and dreams and maybe a few secrets...
This is the front of the book when it is closed (the stamp on the front is from Scarlet Lime btw.):
and this is what it looks like when it is open and standing (these pics were all taken by my lovely cousine, Martine, hi Martine!!!):close up of the first page:one more close up to show how the tag opens up and holds journaling and a quote:close up of page 2:
and page 3 (you might spot some hambly rub ons there...?):
and here is page 4 (the back of page 3) and it's about the love of my life....:
and I think this is my favorite part of this book, a plastic envelope that is glued to the back of the album and holds little mini layouts where I can write about "secrets and dreams". This way I can extend this book as I grow older and change...And finally, little pics of the cards/layouts inside the pocket, and as you can see I didn't finish all of them. I will fill in my journaling as time goes and I have something to write.