24 April, 2017

Sherlock papers, album pages

This will be my final project for Megs Garden Design team, my six months are up.
This month I have continued to work with the pack of Sherlock papers in my final design team bundle.

Page 1
From the cut and create sheet I selected elements which I felt would work well together to make a layered focal point on the page.
All the fussy cuts are edged with brown sharpie pen and colour was added using distress inks applied with a brush.
I found an old broken diamante chain in my stash.  As the diamantes are mounted in rose gold this went very well with the colour papers and would add that sparkle I wanted.
I got a little gemmed up for this page.
The results of a previous project search for art deco jewellery produced some lovely designs which I printed out with the intention of working them as I have in this project, as stunning embellishments at very little cost.

I worked in stages using glossy accents to adhere clear gems over the design

Once all the gems had been adhered, I added the sparkle with glitter, carefully applying the glossy accents over the printed design using a  fine pointed brush.

The finished result is a beautiful decorative jewelled element using the supplies you already have in your craft cupboards.
I mounted the clock face on some recycled cardboard and added glossy accent dots above each of the 12 numerals on the dial to add interest:
Finally i assembled the page from all the fussy cuts and individual elements.
I used the left over triangle from the front coverto make apocket into which the album owner can slip a photograph if they wish.
'The draughtsman', quill pen, torn ticket and half linear floral are all adhered to the background of the page:
The 'art' layered cut and create element formed the base layer, which I did not want to cover too much as it was already perfect.
I cut the centre from the mini book page and adhered my small photograph behind, added some scraps of washi tape and hessian.
Finally, I gave the page its bling.

Page 2
For the second page, and when I finish the album for a donation to my local homelessness charity for them to raffle to raise funds, I continued to work with the layering theme, using the layered papers and frame printed page as the background of a top opening pocket.
Many of the cut and create elements are adverts for photography studios emerging in the ealry 20th century.
By mounting this one on a book fold, i created a pocket behind which the album owner can tuck a photograph without loosing the lovely layered papers and envelopes I handmade inspired by other elements on the cut and create sheet which were too large for this layout.
A single bloom and some starbusts spray added the blue accent colour to the page.

Working with megs papers on this design team has been an interesting experience, through which I have been able to expand my range of skills.
thank you for looking,


  1. Beautiful creative work,you,will be missed...thanks for the inspiration!

  2. Such a detailed and wonderful project Debbie. TFS your wonderful talent.

  3. Wonderful creative pages Debbie. Thank you for the inspiration. x