Friday, 15 July 2011

Ten on the Tenth: An Update!

Back on the 10th I listed my 10 reasons for No.1 Son to take more water with it, but I wasn't quite ready to share the project that would list the reasons.  I've now managed to complete it and photograph it - hooray!  He didn't understand the title reference (perhaps a generational thing?) - so I had to explain that it was a way of saying he should dilute (or reduce) the amount of alcohol he drinks in future!  As he's on so many pain-killers he won't be able to put that advice into practice for a while, but hopefully the mini-book will remind him later on!

It's a 5¼" square mini-book made from my July Counterfeit Kit (with the addition of some extra rub-ons and a brad) and would have been my project if I had still been in contention for the  UKS Scrap Factor Semi-Final theme: "Go beyond a traditional scrapbook page to create something original that tells an important story."



That blank flap now contains a private dedication to No.1 Son.  The top left corner pulls back to reveal reasons 3 & 4:


The bulldog clip is just holding the pages flat for me to photograph them in the absence of a 3rd hand!


The bottom left corner pulls up to reveal reasons 7 & 8:


And the final two reasons are found under the bottom right hand corner:


I decided to hinge the back cover using hand stitching to help with the folding back & forth - that was what was holding me up last Sunday!!!

The cover is made from 1 sheet of card and the inner pages are based on a 10 sided card made with just 2 pieces of double sided paper that fold back and forth to reveal each photo & reason.

18 comments:

helen said...

Love this whole project - really clever and fun too - AND we get to see the corset photo! Hope he's recovering well still

S said...

Great project from a not-so-great circumstance. I hope he is as good as new soon.

Mary B said...

Looks so good and I'm looking forward to the instruction on how it is made.

JulieJ said...

That's really clever. Hope he takes heed.

Winnie said...

Wow, this is an awesome project! Love the way the pages fold out and everything is so interactive. Love the photos too - made me laugh! I hope he heeds your advice now. LOL Sorry to hear you were knocked out of Scrapfactor, but you did really well to get to Round 11!

Alison said...

What a great little book...and what a lot of work you've put into it!
Alison xx

scrappysue said...

What a fabby creative project to record your sons "adventure"! Thanks for sharing! Hope he recovers quickly.

CoventryAnn said...

Gorgeous book, LOVE the corset!

ms.schwiet said...

What a remarkable mini---- you may have to show the how-to on that. The story is super funny...sure hope it sends your son into a fast recovery

Dawn said...

Would love a how too please, such a fabulous book.

Missus Wookie said...

gorgeous project - glad he is healing and the lack of a third hand bugs me too.

Tara O said...

Great project. Love your sense of humor. Poor guy...hope he gets better fast

Tricia said...

Awesome mini!

Jo.C said...

Great idea - a way to laugh with him and at him and put a positive spin on the accident. Good to see he is recovering well :0)

Sian said...

This looks like an award winning beyond the page project to me! It is so beautifully conceived and executed. And I'm very glad to hear that his recovery is progressing, great news!

alexa said...

What a super project! And your humour has made me smile. :)

Linda said...

Your mini is great. I enjoyed your sense of humor through out. I hope your son is doing well and has a quick recovery.

Jose said...

Ècht SUPER!
Tjé, raar om "mijn kleine vriendje" als volwassen vent te zien.
Hopelijk doet hij het nu voortaan rustiger en voorzichtiger.

Echt een hele goede LO!