Tuesday, July 22, 2008

I made it to Round 3!!!!

Well, after posting this message, I am sure you all know how excited I am to be able to share one of my latest creations with you!!

The album; that I made for Round 2 of Lil' Scrappers Big Summer Win, got me through to Round 3!! Yay! I am still shaking from the announcement. I really didn't think I would go on. ALL of the albums ROCKED.

The rules for this round were:
- Mini album that was NOT a circle or a square
- Some type clear element
- Must use stamping of some kind

Here is what I made:

I have taken lots of pictures of Presleigh "crafting" over the last year or so, and have always wanted to put them together (since I think she has my "crafting gene"). This challenge was the perfect opportunity!!

I started by creating a paint palette and paint brush file to cut with my Cricut, using Sure Cuts A Lot. By using the "multi-cut" feature I was able to cut chipboard and clear palettes and then some chipboard brushes. Each page was covered with paper and decorated.

The album measures approximately 5" x 4". I used a Paper Studio alpha set to stamp "CREATE" for the cover and adhered it using Xyron adhesive.

I used my Big Bite to punch a hole through all the pages and then used a binder ring to keep together. Between each decorated chipboard page, there is a clear plastic page. On these I used some Autumn Leaves Journaling stamps (with StazOn) ink and then journaled with a slick writer. Each clear page also got some Primas added to it.

Some of the chipboard pages got accented with gems and others had a paint brush made from chipboard added to them. I wanted to keep the decorations simple since the papers were so pretty. To give the paint brushes more "pop" I covered the brush part with clear lacquer (whatever that stuff is that dries clear and is raised). May be a bit hard to see in pictures.

Supplies: PP & CS - Close To My Heart Boom-Di-A-Da, Clear plastic sheets - Accucut, Chipboard sheets - unknown, Flowers - Prima, Stamps - Autumn Leaves (Journaling), Paper Studio (Alphabet), Gems - Target $ Spot, Adhesive - Xyron and Glue Dots, Die Cutting Machine - Cricut Expressions, Software - Sure Cuts A Lot


Yelowflower said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! That is such a kewl album! You rock!


Melissa M said...

I love this!!!!! Great job!!!

Lisa McDowell said...

COngrats I knew you would make it on yours is so cute..

Ann said...

This is stunning! Congrats on making through to the next round.

scrapaddict aka jen t. said...

congrats! awesome job! jen t.

Heather the Mooselover said...

Wow- very cool! I love that album- no wonder you made it!

Ruby Claire. said...

Jusging by this mini albbum and your other work you So deserve it!! I LOVE this gorgeous mini album! AWESOME! xx

Karen said...

Great shape as it so suits the subject. Lovely bright colours too. Love it!

Cathy said...

came over from 2peas to see your work with SCAL, thinking of getting it