Welcome back to Art Journal Friday! This month, oh boy, where is the time going?? Are we nearly in August?? Seriously?!?
Friday, July 29, 2011
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Hello, Diana here bringing you this months mini album tutorial, the theme is part of my All About You craft campaign, in my next four posts I’ll be giving you ideas on making projects that focuses on you, the one behind the camera.
My album title is “At 35 I….”; I made this before my birthday as a way of remembering how I was at that age, on each page I added what stood out to me about my personality and during that year.
The album I picked for this project is a Donna Downey 4X 6 Canvas Album, I like the nice canvas pages inside and the photo sleeves were perfect to add more pictures.
Today’s tutorial will be on decorating the album cover, as you might know by now I like the look of layers.
Three pieces of paper, one 4X6 cardstock piece and two pattern papers with a punched out border to add extra decoration, glue them together as shown on the step 2 image bellow.
Glue a piece of lace all across the paper piece, add ribbon long enough to tie a knot or a bow, tape each edge to the back of the paper. Glue the complete piece to the album cover.
Layer 3-Upper Part
I used Maya Roads Chipboard Scallop Mini Triangle Banner, painted them with Jenni Bowlin’s dabbers in Malted Milk and Stick Candy and added a finishing coat of Glossy accents. The banner is put together with a piece of twine.
Layer 3-Bottom Part
A pink doily that will be under the number 35, and some cute flags that are part of the decoration.
I applied the same paint and glossy accents to this Maya Road Chipboard Tag, and added an orange scalloped circle under one side just to give a pop of color.
A nice rose with leafs for a feminine look. Once the rose is positioned where you want it to be tie the ribbon in a knot or bow.
Time to glue the letters for the title, I also added a few flower brads and gems.
The front of each page has my topic and a photo to match it, on the back a few journaling lines with an option to add more inside the craft envelope.
Monday, July 11, 2011
Hi again everyone! Julie here with a second post for today! Inspiration Monday snuck up on me and I wanted to share July's Inspirational image with you so you can be inspired to create this week. The image is from Take A Walk On the Creative Side. I love the vintage girls! I need to get creating!
If this image inspires you, come on over to the Monthly Inspiration Group and post what you were inspired to create! We'd love to see it!
Hi! It's Julie here today with a quick little post about minis, and I don't mean mini albums. I am talking about mini cards! I love to make small cards (smaller than 4x5). I think they are a great way to use some scraps and cheer up someone's day. I have two minis to show you today.
On the card above, I used scraps that I found in my scrap drawer and I do not recall the manufacturers of them! I just played around with the layers and did my sewing BEFORE I adhered the layers to my card. There's nothing wrong with sewing on your card base but be aware that your sewing will show on the inside of your card. I had also used my Fiskars border punch on one of the scraps to add a little design element. I used Hero Arts and Papertrey Ink stamps to complete the card!