Thursday, April 29, 2010

Beba Layouts: February 2010

I made for the first time a layout with only one photo! As you've probably noticed by now, I tend to cram many photos on a 12x12 page, but this time I wanted to focus on just one (it's me with my niece to a relative's christening).  I also didn't embellish it that much, I just used a Sizzix die to cut two swirls (I also used the negative of the cut in order to make the journaling, cool huh?) and the only real embellishment is the flower I made using grungeboard and some leftover petals from the flowers of the mini book cover.
In the end, I couldn't limit myself to just one photo so I kind of cheated (LOL) and added a couple of photos on two tags and inserted them on the back of the large photo.
Oh, and I love these classic Basic Grey distressed papers!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Card Making: Just a note

When I was ready to send the mini album to Effie, I wanted to include a little note and I made a card for this purpose: I chose a black and white image with the letter E from a flower fairy alphabet I found online and I colored it using Copic markers and distress inks.
Then I mounted it on dark green cardstock and then on the card I had already made (stamped the backround and then added the swirl borders) and finally I wrote my little note inside.
Isn't it cute?

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Mini albums: Swap at Scrapbookers in Greece II

Effie received my album for the Scrapbookers in Greece mini albums swap, so here it is!
I used six 6x6 cardboard pieces and I covered them with patterned papers from the K & Company Bailey collection.
For the cover, I used Pumice stone distress ink on the edges and the corners, I also stamped with it using the Old Letter Hero Arts stamp. Then I added the frame, I cut it using a Sizzix die, I also colored it with distress inks and some gold Perfect Pearls and also adhered a clear acetate piece on the back.Then I adhered it on the cover using thick foam squares, so that it would be easy to insert the photo mat I also made.
I also altered the little embellishment: I covered it first with green ink, then heat embossed it with a clear but glittery embossing powder and finally covered it with Ranger's Glossy Accents.
Next I made the flowers , I cut plain white thin paper with a Sizzix Build a Flower die, inked them, stamped them and then heat embossed them with UTEE. While the UTEE was still warm, I curled them and adhered the layers one on top of the other. Then I secured them together using a large brad after covering it with Martha Stewart's microbeads.
Final step, I cut the letters using Cuttlebug's Harmony alphabet and after adhering them in place. I colored them with a Red Sakura Stardust pen and finally covered them with Glossy Accents for some 3d look.
For the binding I wanted to use O'wires but after finishing the album it was too chunky even for the largest O'wire (deja vue), so I used ribbon instead.

For the first two pages I made two mini mini albums that can accomodate 10 small photos in total
Next two pages, I colored the flower image on the lower left corner and on the right side I used lace for the first time. I purchased it white so I can color it any color I want using a Copic marker!
I really like Vicky's envelope templates, so I made one for this page. I also made a paper flower using UTEE, I'm starting to really love the diversity of this medium. I also used microbeads on the "love" word, not so succesfully!
I had so much fun coloring the vase with the flowers and while making the photo mat on the right page!.For this, I adhered the pp on a piece of tulle and then I crumbled the tulle around it, heating it with my heat gun and sometimes with a lighter. Then I added the flowers and leaves around it, the result is quite interesting!
The corner was also a fruifull experiment, I adhered layers of lace on the back of an (almost) triangular pp frame I made and then adhered a piece of acetate on the back so that the tags will be easily inserted in the corner.
You can also watch a video I uploaded on Youtube.
So this is it, I really hope you like it!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Mini albums: Swap at Scrapbookers in Greece

It's been a hectic week, extra busy, but I found time nevertheless to finish the mini album for the Scrapbookers in Greece swap.
My pair is Effie, I really hope she likes it, and here is a teaser :-)))
 That's it for now, I'll wait until she receives it before posting the rest of the photos!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Project: Fairy Mirror

A while ago I had purchased a plain wood mirror from IKEA, I wasn't quite sure how I would alter it but I bought it anyway. So, when Easter was approaching, I thought to make a fairy mirror to give to my niece as a special Easter gift for her new room. Here it is!
 First of all, I chose my least favorite cheap Penguin paperback, tore a few pages in pieces and colored them with distress inks.
Then I covered the wood with Claudine Helmuth's Matte Multi Medium and put the pieces in place. Then I coated it with another layer of the medium where I had added a drop of Tattered Rose distress ink so as to have a lightly tinted pink glaze.
I had already colored with my copics some fairy images I found online
I also added some stickles, accented the edges with the Pumice Stone distress ink and then adhered them on the mirror. Then I covered the lot with another coat of the Matte medium where I had also added a drop of pink distress ink. The execution was somewhat cumbersome because the brush left pink streaks on the images, next time I will use a Making Memories foam brush instead.
Then I added some random splashes of glitter on the mirror and adhered the embellishments: I made the little pink blossoms with heating with my heat gun some round pieces of pink tulle so as to have this effect.
I had already stamped the butterflies on a clear acetate sheet and colored them with my copics, I adhered them on the mirror using Ranger's Glossy Accents, I also covered the top of the body with it and before it was all dry I sprinkled it with glitter.
Last step, I colored the plain chipboard letters with distress inks, I also sprinkled them with glitter and adhered them on the mirror with foam squares.
A trully fairy mirror, fit for a little fairy princess!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter to you, with health love and happiness!


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