Wednesday, December 28, 2011

"Time to Take a Breather"

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and survived the mayhem to enjoy the day of good food and company!! Boy hasn't the last few days been a blur of food food food!!! Time to chill now and get back to reality in time for the New Year celebrations!
I haven't been on this Blog of late for obvious reasons so I thought I would share my December Daily pages so far completed. Will then be up to date and then I can post as I go so to speak. So here goes:

So there you have it, lots to look at I know but at least now I will just add to it a few days at a time as they are completed. I have a heap to do yet things got a little out of hand as we neared the big day, but I have written notes and taken the photos... how hard can it be? Famous last words!!!!!
Bye for now everyone have a safe and Happy New Year!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

December Daily

Merry Christmas to all,
yes, the silly season is upon us, and time is a precious commodity right now, I am sure we are all feeling the pinch trying to fit everything in, losing sleep whilst stressing about that never ending list of things we must do! Am I right? Well before the stress really gets to me I had to get this Project done, have been wanting to do this for years and never got around to it!

 I finally made up my mind which way to go with my first December Daily Project! I tell you I tossed and turned so many times over this. There is so much beautiful work out there in cyber space it was doing my head in and not getting it done!!! So I vowed over the last few days to leave the computer off and see if it will all just fall into place.

 I have altered an old 7 Gypsies catalogue from many moons ago, knew one day inspiration would hit. It is about a 6x6 size so nice and easy to complete, and the cover was a plain Kraft colour perfect for altering at my whim!

I painted the cover with pearlescent paint in a white colour and streaked a gold and bronzy colour through it..... didn't like that... so... tried painting over it again and again until I was satisfied... you will never get to the original colour of this baby... it has so many coats of paint on it!!!!

The damask shape is texture paste over a Crafters workshop 6x6 stencil with paint over the top. ScrapFX Itty Bitty Alphas make the December, and the little epoxy tag on the ribbon was from my stash cannot tell you how long I have had them!!!! I seem to just collect Christmas stuff and never get round to actually using them so you will see stuff in here that could be considered vintage I've had them so long!!! (TeeHee)

 I had to do something with the spine as it had a 7 gypsies logo on it so once again Scrap FX to the rescue! The bird is from one of their wordlet theme packs..... just perfect!

I have tried to make things easy for myself by building the foundation pages all at once ready to receive the photos etc, I have used a variety of papers from my stash as well as the Simple Stories 25 Days Of Christmas line as they are gorgeous and I had to have them!!!!

 This is the front inside cover as you can see my pages are different shapes from tabs, to brackets and tags and a few plain pages to add some interest. I also plan on a few envelopes just because I can!

 Love Love Love this chippie from ScrapFX and what do you know it was the perfect size for the start of my little journal/book!
Well I don't know about falling into place but it is done!