Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Urban Suite

This weeks challenge over at Just Add Ink is an open one, Oh my goodness!! What to do?! I need more direction than that! I thought I'd share with you the present I made for my manager's 30th.
I wanted to make something that she could use, and had the option of using to help 'remember' the big event.
The card I made her was the inspiration for the colours and stamp set - her bridesmaids wore black, and the Urban Oasis DSP provided the additional colour palette of Kiwi Kiss and Baja Breeze. I wanted everything to co-ordinate too. I made this card using the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge 56 - see the entire post and recipe here.
I made photo boards (inspired by Makeesha) for Paul's birthday a few years ago, so thought this would work for this occasion too. I hadn't yet added the little clip at the top to hold the photo when this was taken. The bottom Baja Breeze flower is not completely taped down, so the photo can slip under it to be held in place. The Kiwi Kiss lily has been paper tolled to add some dimension.
Lastly, I made a squash book to hold her memories of the night. These are such great little books and not too hard to put together - a tutorial can be found over at Splitcoast Stampers.

And here it is open - plenty of space to put in photos and/or write about the birthday bash. Another great thing about these books is that you can make them longer if you need to, just add an extra couple of pieces of card.

Hope you've enjoyed these projects!


Leah said...

Just gorgeous, the colour combo is stunning.

Danielle Daws said...

Hi Natasha! Wow, what a fantastic gift! I love all of the projects, but especially your album! Thanks for playing at Just Add Ink!

Amanda said...

Stunning sums it up! Thanks for playing at Just Add Ink!