Wednesday, 24 August 2011

7Gypsies Lille

When we were putting the first DT packs together in June I was just so envious of the papers we were sending out - hardly surprising given my addiction to 7Gypsies! I asked the Headmaster if I could please have a kit too, maybe less politely than that but you get the gist.
He did say yes, but only if I promised to create a FINISHED (his shouty emphasis as he knows me sooo well!) workshop project with it. So here it is...

Given my obsession with making little books the outcome was hardly surprising.

Made from the spare envelopes the Envelope Fairy keeps depositing in the workshop card drawer,

with tags for photos, journalling etc in each pocket,

all the papers in the Lille range plus both the matching stamps, inked with Tsukeniko Versafine in Crimson Red - which is nothing of the sort but rather a sort of brick colour - but very nice anyway, and some of my favourite Tim Holtz background stamps inked in Vintage Photo.

A bit more Vintage Photo on the edges and the tags applied with my trusty stippling brush as I am next to useless with the Ranger Applicator Tool - too heavy handed I fear!

Just about sums me up really but one of my favourite projects nonethless.
Thanks for visiting.
Val xx

p.s. If you want some fantastic inspiration pop over to Snazzy's Design Team Blog here, where all the team have blogged lots of wonderful projects using this pack over the past month.


  1. Those papers are the best and I love the project youve created with them....I have to admit in buying quite a few of these sheets now...they are so versatile.Would highly recommend them!

  2. Oh Val this project is divine!!! I LOVE how how you have used all the papers, so creative. You have given me lots of inspiration! I would just love to know how exactly you put the little book together, - I know it's envies, but how to put them together lol. Wished I lived a bit closer and could actually attend workshops

  3. Well I'm glad the Headmaster allowed you to have a kit also. I love how you have used the papers to create this wonderful book, the colour combo is great. x

  4. What a wonderful project Val. I too would love to know how you put the envelopes together but the whole project is great inspiration. I need more spare time to play with these fabulous papers some more.

    Lesley Xx

  5. I can just imagine you wanting to have a play with the stuff in the DT packs and it must be really exciting for them to receive their goodies too. Great little book.

  6. What a beautiful project, love the papers and the envelopes idea...wooow! So beautifully creative! ;)