Wednesday, 8 February 2012

LEAP into FAITH - February Challenge at Scrap Our Stash -.My GD Project

My LEAP into FAITH Book.

I’ve been promising myself I would document my Christian journey and Confirmation and finally had the inspiration to do it when Kathy over at Scrap Our Stash asked me to be Guest Designer for February. Our word this month (as it’s leap year) is to create something around the word LEAP. I had saved a little advertising booklet, (I save them all as they make the basis for great mini books.)

This one was from a Garden Centre and was a perfect A5 size. I measured, cut and covered a sheet of cardboard to wrap around the booklet, making sure I made it ¼ “ bigger all round. I used the Basic Grey Indian Summer papers as I love their rich colours and detailed patterns. I used the die-cut stickers from the pack to arrange a small scene on white gloss paper ( a cut off from printing a photo) I fussy cut around the edge of the scene then backed it with black paper and cut around that too. I cut a heart from some corrugated card and coloured it with Dylusions spray ink in worn leather. I arranged the die-cut words LEAP and FAITH onto some black gloss card, cut them and stuck on the front page together with the other words. All the letters were from the diecut sticker sheet with the pack. I used a piece of handmade embroidered tissue to decorate the fold. A piece of wide ribbon was sandwiched between the front cover pages. The inside pages of the book were then covered with a selection of papers which echoed the colours in the front paper. The photo shows myself and others after our Confirmation Ceremony, I'm on the far right.

I painted the watercolour picture on the front of my confirmation invitation.  I shall enjoy adding all my documents and shall be writing about my journey on some of the pages adding tags and pockets.

I hope you like it and gain some inspiration for your own project.


  1. Congratulations on being a guest designer! Your mini book is beautiful and meaningful--thanks for the inspiration.

  2. What a fabulous idea!!! I loveeeeeee this!! i love love love the colors!! Thanks for following me!! I am following you now too! :):):):):):):):):):):)

  3. Beautiful work Jeanie, love the mini book! Hugs, Valerie

  4. fab mini book jean, love the way you've used a booklet as a base, well done...

    also love your graduation photo and what a great way to celebrate your leap into faith, thank you for sharing...xx

    maria xx


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