Hi AB lovers,
I finally finished Lesson 3 yesterday (thanks to my GD's morning nap). See what Elizabeth is up to for Lesson 4
Making the 'Niche ' was a lot of work, but great fun. and messy.
My side desk is now officially my AB desk, no point in clearing up until it is finished!
Luckily my handyman had some of these clamps, but not enough so I had to hop over to poundland for some more, they are just the ticket and so cheap.
This is the niche before cutting the hole out.
It took longer to cut the niche out than I thought and you were right Elizabeth, I did have to change the blade. I was surprised.
I have taken so many pictures of golden medium lately that my camera recognises it's 'face' LOL
My biggest problem was what to put in the niche. I was going to use an Eiffel Tower keyring, but it was too thick for the no of pages I had saved.
I decide to copy my passport, but my scanner wasn't playing nicely so I gave that up. bit boring anyway!
So I thought and thought and thought. What sums up travelling and holidays. . . funny money and weird unusual stuff. You know the sort of thing you know you shouldn't really buy ... but you do anyway.
so that is what I used.
The maps are of Arizona (where I brought my object).
The niche got a bit complicated, because I wanted a shaker window. I used a piece of re-cycled clear packaging to hold the items in. The outside edge was abit messy, you could see the DS tape.
In the end I covered the edges with ribbon,
I'm not saying what the object is . . . answers on a post card please, but I dont think you'll guess, I didn't. But it is quite interesting
I could only find US Dollars and Euros so that's all I could put in.
Continuing with the map theme. I used another map for the inside front cover.
I got this in a charity shop just the other day, lucky coincidence.
Here you can see me pointing to where I was born and my journey began.
There looks interesting patterns on the map, I may use that later in my book
the next lesson looks really messy, so . . . bring it on