September 17, 2010

there is a chill in the air...

..and i've decided to make a start on my Christmas gift list!!!! i've started with this photo/scrap album for a friend...an easy make with quite a stunning impact, i think...and of course tying anything with a big bow instantly makes it looks like a much more super glamourous present than it did before :0) the bow here is actually a tie to keep the album shut too...so its functional as well as pretty.

when you untie the bow you can see that i've been at my patchwork metal effect again...and this time i've used silver foil and coloured the patches with alcohol inks. {if you like this dramatic colourway as much as i do, you might like to know its created using 3 colours: raspberry, sunset orange and sunshine yellow} i've then added scraps of ribbon and trim, and covered the inside of the cover with pp to match the back cover...with the ribbon glued firmly between the layers of the back cover...and then accordian pages between the two:


so that is one present down...goodness knows how many to go...but its a good chance to flex those crafty muscles, eh? ;0) now...i wonder if i can find a shop that's selling mince pies already to help get me in the mood even more!!

8 comments:

Sandra said...

won't be difficult to find a shop for mince pies ... I noticed Sainsburys had them in already ... and tins of quality street :)

Loving the album, and so will your friend, that's for sure.

Craftyangel said...

hi alix.......thanks for your lovely comment. loving that album your friend will love it too. Hoping to get a spare hour or two, to have a go at your sketch...in between the xmas cards.

Debsg said...

This is beautiful. There is a chill in the air - it was 6 degrees this morning brrrr

Bubbles said...

Stunning colours - and a gorgeous album! I've started Christmas shopping late this year and only began just over a week ago... trouble is I have a ton of birthdays to get through before Yuletide hits :) Think I'll make a lot more crafty pressies this year - then I can enjoy the presents as well as the people I give them too.

Jenny said...

I love the coulours in that! Have Ikea things to build today, but going to try and look at your sketch too xx

lisa said...

Hi Alix, haven't stopped by for ages. What a beautiful gift. I just love those bright colours too.
Hope you are well x

Jules said...

Lovely album and gorgeous colours. It's a fab idea for a present and I'm sure your friend will love it :D

Sarah (UKS Smelly) said...

Your Metal projects are great Alix, well done.

I am just getting into metal art but not onfident yet.