Monday, 21 May 2012

Destiny mini book..

Who would of thought a day out at a workshop with the girls and we would all finish a minibook? All that's needed is to just add photo's and some journalling, but thats minor details! Julie-Ann, Sarah and I made our way down to Snazzy Stamping in Swindon to get our creative mojo back, it was a good call.  When we booked the workshop we had no idea what the project was and we were buying in on it "blind".  We are all seasoned crafters and quite often we feel disappointed on workshops or courses as we are continually searching for new techniques to quench our desire to progress further in our craft. Well, we were not disappointed.  I can now only speak for myself, here on in, but I had never thought of using mount board to make a mini book and since using it, I have a real desire to make all my books this way.  The feel of quality when handling this book makes it exquisite, and while we have used good quality cardstock to make our "hinges" for the book, I am wondering if grunge paper or grungeboard would be more hard wearing?
Val, the shop owner, was very generous with her time, and the "kit" had ample pieces left over for embellishing, should you require to do so at a later date.
Each of the mini books were unique, it was amazing to see everyones take on the kit given.
The lovely Almanac paper collection from Prima were used throughout the minibooks.
Lots of hidden journalling can be added under the flaps or in the pockets if you prefer.If you have not found the wonderful craft shop yet, it really has a treasure trove of goodies just waiting for you to experiment with. Or if you prefer why not call Val on 01793 602470 to book a place on one of the many workshops that are on offer.
We were all so inspired that next week we are venturing that way again to learn a new technique, more of that soon.  I know that I am so excited about this, I have been waiting to find out how to do this, like forever.
Until the next time.. happy crafting. x

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