Crop in the Country | The First Four Classes

The first class of the weekend began on Friday evening. The teacher had used a trimmed 6×4 photo, but I opted for three overlapping smaller photos of our great nephews. I wasn’t sure about the mustard yellow colour initially, but in the end, I felt it worked with the colours in my photos. I need to add the location and date.

Patterned papers are by Amy Tangerine and the ephemera is by Maggie Holmes.

Saturday morning’s class involved an actual zip. 🙂 The class example has a 6×4 photo, but I opted for two 3x4s of the twins rocking their Mama’s sunglasses.

Patterned papers and ephemera by Paige Evans.

Saturday afternoon’s class was making a mini book from card and envelopes, which I found much more complicated than I thought. I didn’t get it quite right and had to, erm, adapt the design to make it work for me.

The suggested patterned papers are from Echo Park. I’ve covered the front, back and spine, but that’s it.

Saturday evening’s class was supposed to feature the group photo but, as I am not on Facebook, I didn’t have access to it (nor did I particularly want it), so I printed off a selfie The Best Friend took of the two of us. 🙂 Did you spot my favourite grid design?

The patterned papers and stickers are from Carta Bella.

10 thoughts on “Crop in the Country | The First Four Classes

  1. You certainly had a busy and creative weekend I’ve seen stitching and buttons on pages before but never a zip!
    The mini book looks great – I remember trying to make things like that at crops before and no matter how careful I was in measuring, or how crisp I folded my papers, they never worked as well as the sample we were supposed to be copying so I am very impressed by yours!
    Lovely photo of you and your best friend.

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    1. I really wasn’t sure about the zip, but I actually love how it looks on the finished page, particularly when you spot that one of the twins has a zip on his sun suit. 🙂
      Good to know that I’m not along in struggling to make a minibook!


  2. Lovely layouts! The mustard looks fabulous – but I would never have chosen it.
    I went to a retreat a few years ago, still feel traumatized at the memory of my failure to make a book successfully.
    The tutor did make me laugh when she told us it was a book she had previously made, successfully I might add, with her young Brownie pack. That’s me told! Ha ha.

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    1. I never would have chosen that mustard colour either, but I really like how the finished page looks.
      Did you hear me laugh out loud when I read the bit of your comment about book making and the Brownie pack?!


  3. I did see your grid use! Great photo of you & BFF. I like all the pages & like you I struggle with some colours but push myself & then like a paper miracle they all look good together. The mustard/gold paper does pick up the sand in the background of the photos. Your mini book … I’ve never made one, but could this one be used for M.I.N.s. ? Like the others I would hesitate about using a zipper, not because I don’t like but of the potential bulk on a page … hence why I have a zipper stamp 🙂

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    1. I was surprised by just how at home that zip looks on the page – not something I would have ever thought to add.
      I have a plan for the mini book – you’ll have to be patient!


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