- Hi, Welcome to my Blog. I'm an eclectic kind of crafter delving into many pots. I am just about managing to keep up my Scrapbooking Diary (usually about 6 months behind), plus any cards as required. I have a new found love of watercolour and Bible Journaling plus recently Junk Journaling too. Previously I've also dabbled in ATCs, Tags, Altered Books, Mixed Media, Art Journaling, Décopatch, Knitting, Crochet, and Embroidery amongst other things. I live in Surrey, UK with my husband, our son has left home now. For exercise I usually play Badminton and go Ballroom and Latin Dancing, but am plagued by a bad back. I like walking which I couple with Geocaching and sometimes Bouncing on my Rebounder (mini trampoline). I guess I am officially retired now. I am a born again Christian, currently worshiping at my local Vineyard Church.
Monday 20 August 2012
AB - Lesson 15 - Decorative Edges
Oh I just couldn't wait to have a go at the Decorative Edge lesson over at Elizabeth's Altered Book Lover Blog. Was going to do the buttons but the page I wanted to use was already decorated and didn't have any reinforcing card on the edge. It did have some ric-rac ribbon, and having looked at a link to Ingrid Dijkers "Over the Edge" journal photos, I decided to make it a beaded edge. I cut the edge of the page (and the previous one) along the ric-rac and punched holes with my Crop-A-Dile II Big Bite. Had I realised I was going to do this I would have positioned the ric-rac better but as it was I had the dilemma of either leaving a space at the top or making a hole go over the top edge. I went with the latter. I had no idea how to attach the wire at the top, especially as I was going to be doing blanket stitch to add the beads, but I just fiddled a bit and carried on. Didn't know how to finish off either but ended up winding the wire around the last hole which looked decidedly better than the beginning so I went back and tried to copy this at the top but didn't really have enough wire there. Anyway it is done and I LOVE it and now want to add beads to ALL my pages - LOL.