Monday, 9 November 2015

Voodoo People Album - Playing with Leather

Yesterday I've been playing with a piece of leather to see if I could make something for my Voodoo Album. 
It isn't finished but so far I seem to be heading towards something worth the effort. 

Let me know what you think!

Sunday, 8 November 2015

M.A. Harper - Fire on the Bayou (booksBnimble)

Authoress : 
M.A. Harper

Official website : 

Series :
The Jolie Blonde Series : A Louisiana Trilogy

Part II : Fire on the Bayou

Genre : Romance

My review on Amazon and Goodreads : 

Rating : ***

At first I wasn't sure about this book. I had a hard time getting into the story and relate to the characters. However, by the time I reached chapter 5 it finally started to "click" with me. 
The cover tells me it a trilogy, Goodreads tells me it's part II, but I've read it as a stand-alone. 
It is a rough story about life, what it can do to a family and how, sometimes, there is nothing you can do against the inevitable.

+ There are very strong characters in the story.
- It takes a long time to get into the story.

Friday, 6 November 2015

Voodoo People Album Part II - Page 19 Done!

Wait... whut...? Page 19...? Did I miss something...?

I finished this page because I knew exactly how I wanted it to turn out.
I don't feel like I need to go by page number, I rather just work on those lay-outs of which I'm sure how I want to finish it. 

Today I introduce to you "The Baron", or at least three of him :

I used a lot of varnished pieces in this lay-out. The name tags, made with Sizzix Alterations Thinlits Labels and Tim Holtz Alpha's, are covered with 2 layers of varnish. I did the same with the Sizzix Corner Flourish #2 and other black die-cuts. The frames are cut with Spellbinders.

The top picture's is covered, on request, with respect for his privacy.

I've let the Flourish die-cuts loose and they curl slightly because of the layers of varnish.

The roses are a part of the Voodoo theme and I try to use them in every part of the album. I do feel this lay-out has turned out exactly as I wished. 

I would like to enter this lay-out into the next challenges : 

1) Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge : So Glossy!
The challenge inspired me to try out some glossy accents and it turned out to be just what I needed.

Sunday, 1 November 2015

Voodoo People Album - Progress

I didn't make as much progress on the album as I was hoping. 
In fact, it went so much slower than I wanted to that I decided to go for a different approach. Instead of making the album page by page, from the base up to the very last embellishment, I went a made all the base pages in one go. 
I prettty much spend my evening distressing 12x12 papers for the background without knowing what I'm going to put on there. I definitely hope this won't backfire on me later on during the project!

It is a bit disappointing that it turned out to be 10 pages because I honestly thought I was going to end up with more. As a matter of fact, I'm pretty sure this is not going to be enough at all! 
But for now I'm just going to work with these and when I need more I'll have to go find another paper pad of he same colors used in this one to make another set of base pages. 

The next step will be sorting out the picture's, divide them on the pages, decide how to incorperate them, which big embellishments to place on which page, the voodoo tags for example, and go from there.