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~~ Visiting Octavia ~~

Posted by Ania On Monday, February 04, 2013


So. Here’s another minialbum created for the Maya Road CHA-W booth…love the mix of different fabrics here – canvas, burlap and tulle! And ofc…lots and lots of trinket pins! :) Stamping on the fabric was hm, interesting…I still have to perfect that technique! Or maybe it’s just luck…?? Nevertheless…seems like the archival stamp pads are the best for such purposes (out of the ink pads I own)…anyone out there w/better ink pad suggestions or tip on stamping on fabric?


The fun part about making minibooks are that they usually turn out like this….even though I try to minimize the layers….can’t help it – it’s so fun adding bits and pieces and tbh, stuffed minibooks are sort of fun just for the heck of it…looks so…fun! (Now, count the times I’ve used the word “fun” in this sentence :p I’m oh, so eloquent, I know!)


I used papers from SODAlicious for my chipboard pages…oh, and see that white doily behind the crackled bird/dove? It’s the new doily stamp set from Maya Road. Loves!


The mini’s about mine and Amalies trip to DNS (the Norwegian theatre)…it’s one of our dearest traditions…to attend plays together once or twice a year. I usually ask my oldest son to come along as well, but he keeps saying naah, not interesting enough, and I don’t want to force has to be something he actually feel like doing (and let’s face it…it’s darn expensive going to the theatre, so better not waste it on someone who doesn’t really want to…but once I find a play I think he’ll like…he’s so coming with! be fair… he’s been to Annie with us not so long ago.. :p)


Nevertheless…this time we went to see Octavia, the resident ghost of the theatre. She was an actress back when the theatre was new, and still roams the theatre… It was an interactive play where she showed the kids around the theatre, told about the different plays and characters she played when she was alive and showed the kids backstage and stuff…fun fun. Here we found a shoe in the stairs, and Amalie got to try it out..with help from Octavia..


Amalie thought it was hilarious when Octavia told them that the most boring character she ever played was Princess Vilikke (roughly translated to Dontwantto). She didn’t wanna do anything!

Notice the kraft butterfly? I stamped it with the peacock clear stamps in deep rose pigment ink (Maya Road).


Oy. Playing with homemade ombre & measurement ribbon!

I figured I’d add photos and kraft stuff to the chipboard-pages, and do a little more artsy stuff to the burlap-pages, btw.


More ombre…& popsicle blue maya mist…pwetty!


Fun coincidence: The play that was rehearsed on the stage while we wandered around was “Snow Queen” (Snødronningen, by H.C. Andersen)….which was the next play me and Amalie went to a few months later :)



5 intriguing feedbacks to '~~ Visiting Octavia ~~'

  1. Maria Asmus Said,'> 7:13 PM

    Beautiful layout, Ania!! I totally love it and have to try a canvas or burlap mini, too!! Awesome!!


  2. Grethe Said,'> 11:09 PM

    For et herlig minialbum! Et fantastisk minne for en liten(stor) jente. Så mange kule detaljer, og absoutt en del ting jeg ønsker meg... hihi...


  3. Ann Hedvig Said,'> 1:03 PM

    Lekkert <3


  4. banglamarie Said,'> 8:26 PM

    Så utrolig fint! Du er flink! <3


  5. Katherine Said,'> 3:15 AM

    your ombre additions to your mini books look fantastic! I'd like to feature your projects in a trend article for Paper Crafters Library:


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