I couldn't stand it! When I got up yesterday morning I started working on the mini and couldn't stop despite all the OTHER things I NEEDED to do. LOL If I don't stay on it when the mojo strikes I'll come back and have forgotten all the ideas I had. :-)
So this is the big reveal. I haven't done the journaling yet and I'll probably put another pocket and more journaling on the back for a kind of summary so it's not really 100% done, but it's ready to share. And yes Dana, there will be a video for YT. LOL (video is now up at my YT channel here)
Here's the cover.
The whole album was made with one of the $1 chipboard albums from Michaels, Pink Paislees Butterfly Garden collection, and ALL the images used throughout are from A Day For Daisies including the "Flower Frame" you see here. And of course they're all colored with Copics! Surprise! LOL The frame was printed twice so I could pop the flowers up 3-D style. For the frame itself, I glued about four layers of thin chipboard together and then glued the image on top. I wanted the frame to look like wood so I used a sepia Micron pen to add some wood grain. For the inside of the frame I used some lace that my LSS owner found for me in her stash and graciously added some fusible backing onto so I could use it in my album. I just ironed it to the page. Voila'! I found the acrylic letters at Big Lots for $.25 a pack! They're colored with alcohol ink. The butterfly is Kaisercraft covered in Picket Fence and Rock Candy Crackle paint with a little distress ink on the edges. Ribbon, lace, pearls, and some bead charms I put together finish it off.
On this page I used some of the newer Recollections flowers out at Michaels. I also used some hemp cording I got at Kraft Outlet to create the vine and I punched the leaves with a MS punch. They're painted with more of the shimmery Creative Inspirations paint I mentioned in yesterdays post, and inked with a little distress ink.
So that's my little album. I hope you like it. Tammy's images are so beautiful and I was able to find one for each of the traits I used in the book. Of course my kiddo is a lot more that these and I'm sure she's just going to loooovve the drama queen page. LOL I just wanted to make a little something to tell her what I see when I look at her--my most precious gift.
I found a few challenges to enter this into.
Tuesday Throwdown--non stamped sentiment
Creative Craft Challenges--anything but a card
Craft Your Passion--anything but a card
Make It Monday--anything goes
Paper Playtime--anything goes
Pollycraft--distressing (the edges of all the pages are distressed)
Crafty Pad--cute and girly
Allsorts--anything but a card
The Outlaws Paper a la Mode--anything but a card
Fussy and Fancy--use three or more of your favorite embellies
Craft Us Crazy--anything goes in August
Paper Shelter Challenge--stitching
Cupcake Craftroom--soft and sweet
Have a fabulous week!