Friday, April 29, 2016

Altered photo album using Robin's Nest products

Welcome to my blog today. I am hosting the Robin's Nest project today. I am sharing a photo album that I altered from pink flowers to a more rustic Zoo type themed cover.  

Supply List:
The Robin's Nest Products
Rubons: Palm Tree 
Other: ribbon, mesh, washi tape, copic marker, Mod Podge

The cover was a beautiful fun bold bright pink with flowers.. not exactly what I wanted for memories of our trip to the zoo. My eldest son and family visited us in Florida early New Year and we had a great excursion to the Brevard Zoo while they were here.

1. Start by taking your album apart into pieces.
2. If you know that the outer edges need colour cover do it first. I used a black copic marker to cover the edges that would show... but would be too hard to cover with paper.
3. Cover the outer front and back to your liking. I use glue and Mod Podge. Be sure to cover the full area, Smooth over to eliminate all air bubbles. Let dry totally before working on this section again.

4. While album covers are drying you can make and decorate a panel to go on the front cover to show what the album contains. I used herringbone CS and the reverse side of Airplane CS to start the base of my front cover. I added some mesh, cut tag off lodge CS, added lots of rubons that suited the theme of adventure, Florida and travel. 

5. I added some washi tape for depth and layers and matted some of the accents.
6. Now I coated it with Mod Podge to cover it all, gives it a shimmer and then let it totally dry.

7. Here is a tip for drying when things along the outer edges are wet also... but the centre is dry. Balance them up off the work surface using say.... a coffee mug? Like in the photo. It was perfect.

8. While things are drying again.. you can cover and get the end panel covered. 

9. While things were still drying I also sorted my photos for the album and placed them inside ready to go.

10. Here is my finished album done. It's a little thick so I ribbon tied the album closed so it was spreading open. This will make a great gift for my son and family full of memories or their Florida trip and time spent with us.

Here is the back done in a different print.... your options to use what ever you like.

A different side view of the album with pages inserted and all finished.

Thanks for stopping by. I had fun sharing this easy to make projects and sure you will enjoy making one too some day..... perfect token gift for so many memories.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Sneak Peak of my Robin's Nest Project

Welcome to my blog today. I am hosting the Robin's Nest project today. I am sharing an altered album. This is the sneak peak. 

Thanks for stopping by. Be sure to visit the Robin's Nest for the full view and details.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Journal Pages using Cut Card Stock Products

When I was with the Cut Card Stock DT I made these projects as extras. They were never posted so today I am sharing these journal pages that are sized to fit the smash book. Each one has a verse geared for my Grand Daughter who is away at University on her own. Hopefully they will be great to inspire and influence her life as she grows into a mature young lady,
The first one above was created using Pink Paisley Citrus Bliss with some added AC Foil paper accents and matting.

These 2 journal pages are created using the same Pink Paisley Citrus Bliss Paper Pad. 

All pages are trimmed with some ink, stenciling, stickers, some matting and accents from my stash.

The next 2 are created using Pink Paisley Atlas paper pad  with some Kraft Foil paper accents.

This last journal page is created with fun layers from the 7 Gypsies Postale paper pad.

Thanks for joining me today.... come back soon when I have more to share with you.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Love page from The Rubber Buggy

This page for The Rubber Buggy is special. It has my eldest Grand Daughter with her other Gramma before she pasted away. It will be a page that will saved to share with her kids and grandkids to tell them about this fabulous lady.

Supply List:
The Rubber Buggy Products
Paper: Wild Rose Studio Always and Forever Pack
Chipboard: Blue Fern Studio Circle LInks
Markers: copics
Stamp: Blue Fern Studios Halftone
Ink: Tim Holtz ranger
Doily: Unique
Flowers:  Wild Craft Open Roses
Leaf: Wild Craft mulberry paper leaves
Other: paint, stencil, corner round punch, Cricut cut titles, cardstock

This page started with lots of fun background work. Paint splatter, stamping and stencil work.

The close ups share in more details the paint splatter, the stamping and also the stenciling. after the base layers of paper are applied. Then the doily and the matted photo are added. along with copic coloured chipboard accents and cut file titles.

The small cluster of flowers is a perfect accent for the page.



Thanks for visiting.. looking forward to seeing you again soon.