Ali Edwards produces some terrific classes, and I try to take as many as I am able to. One of the classes offered a while back is called “Five”, and it is a class to create a book documenting five of the most important memories that you have at this moment. I loved the idea, and I am not ashamed to say that I love every class Ali puts on. I always learn something, and I just love her style. I purchased the class, but was unsure when I would be able to “take” the class, until a few days ago when I had a day off and decided I had waited long enough. Gathering the necessary supplies was not a problem; Ali usually does not require one to purchase a mint-load of supplies in order to take her classes, which is one of the things I so love about taking her classes. If you don’t have a specific item she happens to use, then use something you already have and it will be good enough. Love that. For my five special memories I want to remember, I thought about what is happening or I should say, what has been happening in my life lately, and I looked for the photos to back that up (by the way, I am trying as hard as I can to take a “Photo A Day”, for all of you who are doing the same). I am sure I could make more of these books, or I could have made a book named “10″, or “15″, etc. This is what I made.
I am not as happy with my numbers as I thought I would be. One of the ideas of creating the book is to use various techniques to create the numbers using wax (which I did not); embossing; spray ink; sewing patterns; and die cut overlays for texture. I tried to do those techniques to the best of my ability using what I have, but I am not really happy with any of the results except for number 2. For the other numbers, Ali suggested alternate techniques and using what you have and your imagination to create unique numbers for the book, but here I think I fell very short. I would love to hear what you think, and what you would have done different; I know I always learn from others and I always take others input as helpful suggestions. Thanks for stopping by!