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:
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.
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
I used LOTS of Dimensional Magic on this mini along with rhinestones to give it all a bit of sparkle and shine!
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!!
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!
The clock surround on page 5 is actually a chipboard embellishment I’ve had for AGES! So pleased it was right for this project.
I had a HUGE amount of fun doing the hand on page 8!!
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…
Luckily it did fit in the binder!! Then I just added some silver ribbons which I raided from Mum’s stash (thanks Mum!)
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!!)
And before I go I just wanted to share a few of my favourite embellishments:
The hand reaching out to grab the pebble:
The Mad Hatter square embedded with watch parts:
The fancy clock:
and the Tim Holtz type charm:
Thanks for coming to visit today… would love to hear what you thought of this project so please leave me a comment!