Monday, June 30, 2008

Book of Shadows

This page is my contribution to another Collab book. We generally have 6 months in which to do this one, it is 15 pages and we have an extra book to auction on ebay with the proceeds going to our charity of choice.

This year the theme was Book of Shadows with the direction that we needed to include a "spell" in the layout. I will admit that the thought of "spells" put me off somewhat however I found a lovely one about friendship and would have to say that all the "spells" in the book are of a positive nature. Nothing dark or intimidating.

The tag at the bottom is what is held in the pocket. Ophelia is looking into a crystal ball seeking friendships.

The background behind Ophelia is torn book pages painted & then swiped with a black stamp pad. The background to the left is embossed with a cuttlebug folder & swiped with a black stamp pad. The background of the pocket is Alcohol Ink with a gold embossed stamp of various ladies. I love the image of the three friends on the tag, it is frame is done with my nestabilities.

Christmas At My House

I have been very quiet online lately but believe me I have been working hard at keeping up my swaps!!!

This latest one is Christmas At My House. My friend Mary planned it and was aided & abetted by Evvie & John.

We all received a Christmas house book, front & back covers made of MDF board with pages to work on included. We then sent one page to each of the players once complete.

These are mine. Backgrounds are napkins pasted to Canvas Paper using Gel Medium, it gives it a luscious texture. The rest is pretty obvious. Nativity scene, Lights, Christmas tree, gift and reindeer.

I have yet to decorate my covers but will get to it in due course!! I hope!!!!