Firstly I want to apologise for the dreadful photos. Grrrr to the British weather, can't remember when I last managed to get any natural light shots of my creations!
Flicking through my photos recently I found I had a lot of "wildlife photography" dotted throughout my collection. None of these photos were particularly good shots (most taken in rather a hurry) so I hadn't used them on any layouts. When I saw the new Cloud 9 Cocoa Mint collection I knew it would make a perfect mini book to display my photos.
I made the pages from some thick card (a cereal packet) which I cut into circles and inked round the edges. I then covered both sides with patterned paper from the collection. The papers are double sided with a plain colour on the reverse so I made one side of each page patterned and the other plain.
I journalled directly onto my photos in photoshop before I printed them out, with little arrows pointing to the creature. I inked round the edge of each photo with brown ink before sticking them on the pages.
Finally I punched a hole in the top of each page and used a bookring to fasten them together. I decorated the bookring by knotting some American Crafts ribbon around it.
For the cover I stamped the individual letters of my title on to strips of the reverse side of one of the papers (Simple Stripes). I cut each letter off the strip and stuck them all down with foam pads.
Finally I added two flowers cut from another sheet of paper also attached with foam pads for extra dimension.
Don't you just love that monkey's face? He really looks like he's enjoying that rock. He stole it from a little old lady when we were at the top of the Rock of Gibraltar!