Tuesday 9 June 2009

A book for Loic - A labour of Love

I have spent all day making this book for a young couple (friends of my son) who have had their first baby.

I made them a wedding cake when they got married - they live in Luxembourg now - so I thought I would make them a little book.

It has been a labour of love - though not so long as Christine's giving birth to him!

I have just come in from my garden studio - and should really have waited until daylight to take photos - but as I am out first thing for the morning - I was too impatient to wait!

The colours look so much better in natural light.

As usual, click photos to enlarge

It was a hot sunny day here on the day Loic was born - so this reflects that rather than a pale baby blue little book. The front cover - the photo is under an acetate page, with dainty swirls and glittery gems - the beauty of which doesn't show up in the photo - but it creates a lovely frame, leaving the middle clear, and keeping the photo clean.

Literally just born

"This Magical Moment" -the facing page. A beautiful photo taken a few minutes later.

Over the page - he is having a nap

Another precious picture of his dad Thierry - savouring the moment

Oh La La - his first feed - how contented they look

I helped myself to this photo - just up on their blog today - Dad's just brought baby home.

The back cover - the little fluffy animal - was in his cot just after he was born so I managed to just get his head.

I will write or type up a message for this page.

I finished it off with hot orange and baby blue ribbons

Think I'll have a rest now!

I cut all the pages from mountboard - 7 inches x 5.5 inches.
I covered all the pages with plain and patterned paper and card.
K&Co everything else - Acetate frames, paper, rubs ons etc