Saturday, January 1, 2011

My page for my first ever swap!

Hey again,

 Ok so here's another post today! As if ye didnt have enough photos to look at with that on the boardwalk mini!!!

I mentioned before that I joined my first ever swap over on the scrap beach, as hosted ny the lovely Daphna!

These were the rules of the swap:

The requirements are:
Size and Shape :  4" x 4" Square
Material : medium weight chipboard base. You can recycle
Color scheme: Cream, White, Chocolate Brown, and Yellow
Cover and decorate both sides of the chipboard
Incorporate at least 1 pocket and a tag for journaling
Incorporate at least 2 embellishments (flowers, pearls, lace, charms, etc.)
Include your name on a tag, so people know who's mini album page it is
Leave a 1/2" space on the left side for binding (I will punch the holes and add the binding)

It was so much fun being involved in this swap & Daphna is such a nice person-Daphna if you're looking at these, I hope you like thwm, I'll be posting them on Tuesday when the post office is open!
 Fronts of the pages
 I used chocolate brown core'dinations cardstock to cover the front of the page which is sand-able so I sanded it, sure why not?? :) The pocket is made from cream cardstock & has the flower & some bling on it.
 For the clock theme I stamped the flowers using a Tim Holtz clock stamp I have
 On my tag I used yellow & brown ribbons, a Tim Holtz mini Pin & a tiny Gold wing charm
 The front of the tag is yellow cardstock stamped with a Tim Holtz stamp & has room for a picture
 The back has basic greys basics paper on it for journalling
 This clock is done with the same clock stamp, but I used yellow embossing powder-it was my first time to try embossing!!!
 These are the back of the pages-covered in cream card & I used a Tim Holtz clock mask before inking the page with walnut ink
 I left room for a photo on this page
I just added a Soar adage ticket for the flies theme, a bling brad & a yellow bow!
Up in the left hand corner then, attached with a Tim Holtz paper clip is a little mulberry envelope with my details inside on a little card, I hope whoever receives my page like it! It was fun to do-thanks again to Daphna for her kind words & encouragement throughout this swap,
Aideen X


  1. Aideen your pages are lovely! I love the clock stamp on the flowers! I can't wait to add them to the other pages, you did a great job! Thanks for participating in the swap!

  2. Your work is beautiful and so inspiring. Love the colours your have used and the little mulberrry envelope is so sweet. Thinking about joining in the swap you have put forward on CnS.
    Geraldine x

  3. Stunning creations, love the details and the finishing touches you put to your creations.

  4. IT's very nice! Gotta love the Tim Holtz stuff