Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Double Layouts for Holiday Album

This is the latest layout I have completed. It is the next page in my 2014 Holiday album.

This layout is based on a Kaisercraft sketch from 2011.
I have used a very old Basic Grey range of papers for this that I got out of my stash. All part of trying to use up what I have. I have distressed the edges of the patterned paper then applied some texture paste that I have coloured with acrylic paint through a stencil for a bit of dimention. I then stamped with the Kaisercraft "Stains" clear stamp and some black Momento ink.

There is a large pocket at the bottom of this page where I will keep all of my memorabillia for the day. The Yellow ticket is part of that.

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Four Cards

I have made a few cards.

This one is a shaker card. I have not made one of these for ages and was inspired to make one when I was watching a video by Vicki Papaioannou here on youtube

I have used Iridescent Medium with a circle stencil on the cardstock at the back of the butterflies and art ingredients Glass Beads (Crystal colour), that have been sitting on my desk for over a month now, to fill them.

I have been thinking about using a die to make a shaped card for a while now and finally got around to it. I have seen this done a number of ways but decided to try this one where the whole shape is cut out twice and the stuck together making a fold at the top of the card. I must say I prefer this to having the flat edge along the top. I made the card shape using Lifestyle Nesting Doily Circles die and the flowers using Leane Creative Multi Die Flower 006

Not sure about this card. It is a window card and when the card is open the front part of it is quite flimsy because of the size of the cutout. I think it needs to be a smaller cut out next time.
I have cut a piece of mauve cardstock with the same die (Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Rectangles Large) as I used to cut the opening in the card and stuck this to the inside of the card so it is positioned perfectly behind the opening. I then cut a smaller piece of white with next size down die and centred that on the mauve. I stamped the daffodils on a piece of watercolour card with Momento Ink. I stamped the large daffodils twice. I coloured them in using Memory Markers. I then cut the 3 separate large daffodils out and foam mounted them on the background image.

This card is a simple male card, matting all patterned papers with black, a bit of twine and a few black gems.

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Charli's Grade Two Album

Today I am sharing some of my recent work.

Each year I make an album to hold photos and memorabilia from Charli's school year. This is the album for 2015.

I have used Kaisercraft 2 Cool for School paper range.

Page 1

Page 2

The flap at the bottom of the left hand pages lifts up to show more photos

Page 3 A narrow flap is open on the right hand page

Page 3 the pencil swivels to allow a booklet to open on the left hand page

Page 4. A large photo mat sits behind a corner mounted tab on the left hand page

Page 4. The spotty domino swivels to allow that section to open for more photos

Page 5

Page 5. Two doublesided photo mats in the left hand side pocket. A flap opens on the right hand side to give access to another photo mat.

Page 6

Page 6 The window opens on the left hand page and the narrow flap on the right hand page also opens

Page 7. A stack of 3 photo mats in pockets

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