Thursday, 14 July 2011

it's about time

i posted pictures of the albums i created for grace and helena in honour of our trip to see phantom of the opera and love never dies. we had the best day, we shopped, we laughed, we ate and we watched. we came home extremely tired, but very happy with our day.

anyway here are the pictures. warning - there are quite a few!!

i used plain old chipboard for the covers, and mostly 7gypsies for the pages and embellishments, the collection is called lille and was perfect for this project. i also used nearly a whole packet of basic grey pieces (love, love, love these!!) and ribbon by east of india and maya road. the alphabet stickers are tiny type by cosmo cricket and the punches are stampin up and martha stewart.

of course everything is edged with my trusty tim holtz vintage photo distress ink and i coloured the basic grey pieces with his distress stain, i love that this is a more subtle version of the actual inks.

I actually had the gift tickets specially printed for the occasion, each one has the name and time of the performance, the theatre we went to and our names as 'special guest stars' and as an additional embellishment, i managed to find some promotional cd's which have exerts from both shows on them. 

i am really pleased with the way these turned out and i hope grace and helena are too!


debby4000 said...

It looks fabulous and I know how much work you put in to make it.

Jen said...

Grace is a very lucky girl! This album of memories is a work of art. Beautiful.x