Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Smash Book

Hi Everyone! It's Kate Vickers here today sharing part of my Smash book. It's still a work in progress, but I have quite a bit of it done to show you (more on Friday).

As you can see, I altered the cover. I found it a bit 'blah' and I wanted to hide the Smash logo. I coloured the kraft part of the book with a Faber Castell Gelato and then sprayed it with water to blend it in. This made the debossing on the cover stand out a lot more. I did the machine stitching on the Crate Paper Pretty Party chipboard pieces and the border stickers to make them look as though they are stitched right onto to the cover.

Smash Book Altered Cover

Here's a close up of the 'About Me' title on the cover.


These are the first two pages. These two pages are about my last horse. I don't own him anymore and I really miss him, so these pictures are very special to me. We are at a horse show here and my (new at the time) husband was helping me a lot at shows. He was there to hold my horse when I needed an extra pair of hands and to calm my nerves (I'm a bit of a nervous wreck at horse shows). I used Crate Paper's Pretty Party for most of the book, with a few odds n' ends added here and there.

Smash Book page 2-3

Here's a close up. I hid some of the journalling in a small kraft paper bag. The heart is cut out of a piece of raw canvas and coloured with Dylusions ink. I used pink Jillibean Soup Alphabeans stickers for the letters.


These two pages are of my first horse. I have lots of fond memories of him. He was a sweet horse and he loved to do his job. He was a good jumper and loved to show off at shows. On these two pages I used more Crate Paper Pretty Party and I also used some Jillibean Soup Neopolitan Bean Bisque, a Maya Road kraft doily, a Jenny Bowlin stamp and some other random embellishments.

Smash Book page 3-4

In this close up shot, you can see the Jenny Bowlin stamp that I used for the horse show ribbon. This stamp is so fun on horse-related and kid-related projects. I love using it.


That's all that I have got for today. I hope that you will drop by again on Friday. I have more to share with you then! Thanks for looking! :)


Sherri said...

This is great Kate! Love learning a little more about you, and your love for horses.

Michelle said...

Beautiful! I love that you're adding a lot of journalling!

madscrappertoo said...

Looooove!!! I;m addicted too!! Your smashing is smashing! lol tfs