Friday 25 January 2019

Happy New Year

Oh my goodness! Where has January gone? Already we're near the end and Christmas is a far distant memory. The 25th and AInkyMess challenge blog has a new challenge started after the break. Anything goes as usual - as long as it's mixed media. My teamies have, as always, come up with some gorgeous pieces for inspiration. It's always worth your while to go visit and swoon over them.

For my part, I made a little desk calendar/photo frame. I used some 4"x4" pieces of MDF and perspex that I have in my stash and joined them all up with my zutter binder.
This has a picture of my gorgeous 3year old granddaughter but this can be removed and changed at will.

 the MDF pieces have stencilling and paint for the decoration 

 The inside has room for little notes/ pieces of memorabilia in the paper bag inserts

and, of course, it all folds into a neat little booklet for my handbag, should I wish to carry it around.

The other little book I made as part of a swap in a facebook group I am in. The challenge was - "Alter a paper bag"
Here's what my swap partner received from me

The cover

and the inside pages

Again - more of those 4"x4" MDF book covers with more paper bags.
I suppose one project inspired the other and so much fun to create.
Thank you for looking

Don't forget to join us over at A Inky Mess with you mixed media project

I'd like to enter my projects into the challenge at
Bleeding Art  January Challenge - Anything Goes


  1. This is fabulous, thank you for joining us over a Bleeding Art.
    Linda xxx
    Bleeding Art DT

  2. Love these and doing books/journals with paper bags! Thanks for joining us at Bleeding Art!

  3. Oh My! I love this! I have wanted to do a book piece but can never seem to get it right, you have done wonderful!