19 August, 2016

Blue Ladies mini book

Hello Bloggers

I love doing mini books & had started one several weeks ago using the Watercolours in Blue Book papers but was then stopped in my tracks when my website failed to publish;  I then had 2 weeks of computer dramas that stopped my design brain totally.

Finally got back to my mini book but all my original ideas were lost - the only thing I had done was to cut everything & make my pages etc. from pale blue cardstock - Bazzil Petalsoft.

On my list of 'To Dos' was to learn videos so that I could upload projects to YouTube - it was way down on my list but I decided it was time & pushed it to the top; I said sorry to facebook & blog postings & tried out my mini book pics in the software.

Here it is:

Not sure how the music got into it & still do not know how to add commentary
 but we are in the baby steps phase.

Products Used:

Laces - Lace 42 & L2976 on cover, spine & middle pages, L6899W on almost all pages

Pins of Jewels  on front cover

Vintage Trinkets  on front & back covers
 - handle (al 121), corners (al 128) & filigree (al 104)

Flowers & Leaves - throughout the book 
 Celestial White pack (da800) & Organza w pearl (org pearl)

Art prints by Monet -Ladies in White  S131 

All others in the book papers pack

Other notes:
Distress Ink - frayed burlap, Spine was done with the Petalsoft cardstock with the edges torn & distressed, the cabinet cards were made into little books, the laces on each page were designed as pockets for pics.

I have the new book papers Vintage Journal on my craft making desk & I am 
looking forward to making it.

 - lots of papers to cut & ideas to churn through, what colours will I use with it, what embellishments - rough or smooth & textures to investigate.  There will be no laces, flowers or frillies on this one.

Hope you enjoy my little book which I have called 'Blue Ladies' after the Monet ladies & the Ladies in hats by Harrison Fisher .

Bye for now


  1. I enjoyed your video Meg,such a lovely mini book

  2. A truly gorgeous album Meg. Sad that you lost all your original ideas but it didn't really matter in the end because the final result is just beautiful. I enjoyed seeing all the images on the video and LOVE the design. xx

  3. Technology can be such a pain when it does not behave for us , sorry you have had problems with it. Your mini book is lovely and I love the Monet feel to it.

  4. Meg this is so so lovely. Beautiful inspiration :)

  5. Wow so beautiful Meg, I love the trinkets. xxx