The paper is from the Basic Grey Lily Kate range, I think its called Mia - I cut as many images as I could from the one sheet. Its mounted on Papermania card which I inked up quite heavily using a Whispers ink pad. The buttons and brads are also Papermania (I am totally in love with their pearl brads at the moment, they are completely gorgeous!). I also used quite a lot of paper piercing to mimic the design of the paper. The title is handcut in a simple Script Mt Bold font, and I drew round the inner edges in gel pen.
The journalling is in three blocks (I originally intended one but needed the other two to balance the page and also because I didn't have enough room to say everything I wanted in the bottom section). It reads:
Me and my dad in Nanny and Grandad's back garden circa 1984
I don't have as many photos of you as I'd like Dad - you tended to be the one behind the camera! But I do remember how you chased us round the big tree at the Oaks park. How you used to tell us 'Billy Green' stories. How you used to 'magic' us chocolate at Christmas. Thanks for being such a great Dad.
Daddy, I am so lucky to be your daughter. Loved you then, Love you now, Love you always.
I have now GOT to make the covers and first pages for my CJ, I seem to lack inspiration at the moment. I have always been better at large scale layouts, even when I was doing my Art A level I always found big Acrylic paintings for easier than delicate watercolours. But hey, its good to get out of my comfort zone and try something a bit different.