Tuesday, July 15, 2008

More BF Kit Stuff

I'm not sure where the idea came for this one, but I know I sat here with a daft grin on my face as I was making it! I also know you're not supposed to laugh at your own jokes but I can't help but chortle at this one.
In my head I can see Mrs Owl, arms folded, curlers covered with a headscarf tied on the top of her head, standing on her "Coronation Street" style doorstep in a Northern town keeping her beady eye on all the passers-by, missing nothing and ready to sort out any bother that might occur.
My non-card project for June's kit was an acetate album.
I've had an acetate album and some spare acetate sheets lurking accusingly in the drawer for some time as I hadn't a clue where to start with them.
For some reason this kit gave me the inspiration I was waiting for, I think it was probably the floral papers and those owls that started me thinking about making this little album. At first it was going to be photos of a "falconry day" I booked as a birthday pressie for Hubby a couple of years ago, but then I decided to alter the theme slightly and just have some photos of flowers and some of the wildlife in our garden

I used chipboard to make the covers rather than make them from acetate - I was after a sketchbook/notebook sort of effect and the lined Adornit paper was perfect for that. The large letters on the title are the alphabet stickers which are part of the Sassafrass Lass "Pocketful of Rosies" collection.
I used the Bind-it-All to make the book, but it would have worked well with bookrings too
Most of the pages are single layers of acetate, but a couple of them are actually pockets made my folding an A5 sheet in half. I'd decided to use the lovely papers on the edges of the pages - I folded strips of the papers in half, then used fancy edged scissors, or the pretty scalloped edges that these papers have, so making pockets was easy - I just folded the paper strips around both layers to enfold the edges and make the pocket.

I can use the pockets to add notes to the tags I've made, or to pop extra photos into.

The new July kit has just gone out to the subscribers and is full to the brim with gorgeousness and fun stuff. so if you're looking for a crafty treat why not pop on over to Bubbly Funk and see if there are any left - I don't think you'd be disappointed.

15 comments:

Love to Doodle! said...

Wow...what a fabulous blog you have here and some very colourful, creative and beautiful cards...I'm going to have a good look now with my cuppa! I smiled at your owl joke and would have smiled making it too! Off for a nosey....Sally-Ann

Hazel said...

The acetate book is absolutely fab - I love the way you've made the pockets with the paper edging - very clever! As for the owl card - I am chuckling at the joke - love it!

Angelnorth said...

"eye-m fine thanks, how are you-twoo?!" Fab little book Kathy and next time I see an owl in curlers I'll know who to blame!

Paula said...

What a fab owl lol
Loving the acetate book too.....stunning work as always Kathy

nowalinka said...

This "garden" album is amazing...and beauty! :)

Andrea said...

your Blog is amazing, love the Owl at the top its brilliant x

kathj said...

I love the coronation street owl!

debby4000 said...

I couldn't lurk and not say anything about the gorgeous owl, I think its absolutely brilliant.

Jackie said...

Love the acetate album. I really love acetate for cards but not using much at the mo........too many weddings. The owl and baby cards are very cute too :)
I'm desperately trying to slide down to GMT (Greek Maybe Time-5th August :)) but work won't let me! Can't wait.

tracy said...

that owl is so cute,i like the acetate book too,very nice:)

Samm said...

Gorgeous stuff!!! teeheehee!!! great idea!

Samm
x

Kelly said...

Love you wee Owlie friend :)

I've linked a picture on a forum of it (http://www.sketchbooknz.com/Forum/viewtopic.php?f=30&t=486#p7698) because Megan from there totally loves owls and i thought it might cheer her up. I've given the credit to you and also linked your blog. I thought I should let you know cos I totally don't want to be stepping on your toes....

Sylvie :) said...

WONDERFUL projects Kathy !!!

Megan said...

I just love the owlright card!!

Denise Scicluna said...

Lovely cards! i really like your owls ^_^ keep it up!