Thursday, November 15, 2012

Winter Wishes Album and Video

Hey Friends!
I had a Live with Prima class last week and I made a holiday album using all kinds of goodies with techniques, ideas, etc...I didn't have enough time to finish the album during the show, so I got to work and finished it over the weekend. I love how it turned out and I have a Christmas present finished! I hope to make a couple more before I run out of time...

Also-I am attending a couple of classes at Buffalo Stamps and Stuff this weekend with the fabulous Dyan Reavely! She is an amazing Mixed Media artist and creator of the Dylusions Art Sprays with Ranger. I am so excited to be taking classes with her. I am going with one of my besties-Sherry Czarnecki, who is truly my partner in crime and we are long overdue for some girl time. Here is the information on the classes in case you are interested in attending....go to this link and scroll all the way down: Dyan's Classes


So after the show, I made some adjustments to the book and embellished some more. I cut out some deer images from the paper, used more of the canvas resist and journal spots within the clusters. It's hard not to keep going and add more! But the idea is to use what you have, gather embellies and tuck them in wherever you like to add interest to your pages.

Here are the results and I included photos from front to back....
During the show-I had originally added the deer to the right side of the cover page, but then decided I wanted to add it to the cluster. Either way-I think it would look great, so it's just a personal preference.

I also used some Zephyr alphas for the title. I plane to use the tiny type alpha once my photos are added for dates, names and maybe little phrases. I left out the photos so you can see the pages more clearly.
Then I added a little piece of scrap lace along the bottom.

This shows the back of the cover and first page. I cut out the scalloped image from the paper in the pad and added it to the paper strip with border punch. I also tucked in a couple of snowflakes from the resist canvas pack. I colored with distress stain and dabbed them with paper towel so the color is softer.

 The Tim Holtz Ornamental die will be the perfect backdrop for my photos and I used this die cut throughout the album for a consistent look. I also added a bit of the gold paint around the edges and it really made them POP!

 I added a couple of tags to my pocket page for extra journaling or small photos. Pocket pages make me happy and I love adding them throughout my books! I cut out the deer and added him to the flowers...and on the opposite page is a resist canvas deer colored with Walnut Stain Distress Ink.

This is the last page and back cover of the album, with the stamped border. I added an image from the papers and used it as a flower center...

This album will be a gift for my Mom for the holidays...I plan to do my own photo shoot of the boys and add them to the pages. Of course, they will give me a hard time as always but if it's for Grandma, then they may not be as stubborn-LOL!

This is the product list for the project:

Prima Products:
843700-North Country 8x8 Pad
843281-Forest Notes-North Country
543136-Holiday Celebration Poinsettia
537111-Build A Book Brown
541835-Acrylic Stamp-Paintable
529567-White Flower Pillar Pack
553609-Splendor White
559175-Zephyr Alphabet
552473-North Country Avon Roses
550127-North Country Alphabet
549367-Candy Gems
551605-North Country Resist Canvas

Extra Materials:
Teal Crushed Ribbon-May Arts
Gold Paint
Paint Brush
Tim Holtz Ornamental Die
Hole Punch
Fabri Tac
Lace-cream or tan
Distress Stains-Peeled Paint, Fire Brick, Broken China

Here is the show and you can see the techniques and ideas I came up with to get you started on your own book! Thanks for stopping by and I will be back soon with some more holiday projects I came up with....

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