Saturday, December 4, 2010

It’s all about…. Alice :)

Alice in Wonderland that is!  WARNING… this is a long post with LOTS of photos!! 

A few months ago Lynne and I came up with the idea to create each other a mini to swap.  There were just a couple of guidelines we decided on:

  • 6 pages of chipboard bases 5x5 size
  • Zutter binding
  • Something with little quotes – in other words a finished mini that we didn’t have to add photos to

After having several ideas that I discarded a ‘light bulb’ went off when I saw how much Lynne loved this 8x8 paper pad:

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I’ve never really worked with Graphic 45 paper before… but after doing these projects I can honestly say I LOVE IT!!!  It’s seriously good value and the paper is so ‘cuttable’ :)

I had so much fun making the mini for Lynne… but it was also REALLY hard to give it away!  So…  before I show you the mini I made for Lynne I wanted to show you the Alice in Wonderland canvas I made for myself using the left over bits and pieces. 

Here’s the full canvas (click on the pics to see them in more detail) :canvas large

I actually used several of the ideas I’d put into Lynne’s mini – mostly so that I could remember what I’d done LOL

This canvas has LOTS of little details and different layers so here’s another shot to give you an idea:
canvas detail

The little scroll is made from some of the paper in the pad… and I loved the little bottle which I found and have had in my stash for ages!!canvas detail 2

And now… onto Lynne’s mini!!  Here’s the front cover:Alice front cover

I used LOTS of Dimensional Magic on this mini along with rhinestones to give it all a bit of sparkle and shine! 

Pages 1 & 2:
Alice 1 & 2

And YES I do know that the clock is upside down… that’s one of the neat things about working on an ‘Alice’ album… anything goes!!

Pages 3 &4:Alice 3 & 4

There’s a little story to this one… I am ALWAYS late when I go to Lynne’s and she always texts to ask where I am.  As soon as I arrived she normally says something along the lines of “I wondered if you’d ever arrive” so the quote from the Alice paper worked in perfectly!

Pages 5 & 6:Alice 5 & 6

The clock surround on page 5 is actually a chipboard embellishment I’ve had for AGES!  So pleased it was right for this project. 

Pages 7 & 8:Alice 7 & 8

I had a HUGE amount of fun doing the hand on page 8!! 

Pages 9 & 10:Alice 9 & 10LOTS of cutting on this page!!

Back cover:

Alice back cover

Of course the key hole should be on the back!! LOL

When I’d finished doing all the pages the book was really FAT!!  I actually wondered if I’d be able to bind it…

finished stack

Luckily it did fit in the binder!!  Then  I just added some silver ribbons which I raided from Mum’s stash (thanks Mum!)

Alice finished copy

I had so much fun making this mini for Lynne and I know that she loved it… in fact she actually made a You Tube video of it (was very excited to see my project!!) 

Here’s Lynne’s video

And before I go I just wanted to share a few of my favourite embellishments:

The hand reaching out to grab the pebble:

pebble detail

The scroll:

scroll

The Mad Hatter square embedded with watch parts:

mad hatter

The fancy clock:

fancy clock

and the Tim Holtz type charm:

type charm

Thanks for coming to visit today… would love to hear what you thought of this project so please leave me a comment!