Monday, May 10, 2010

My Creative Scrapbook

It's time to show off another album kit from My Creative Scrapbook. This month features papers and embellishments from Basic Grey's Green at Heart line. Before seeing a kit from My Creative Scrapbook, I never would have believed that there would be enough goodies in one kit to do a whole album.... well, now I know different! I made this mini album with lots of supplies to spare. These kits are absolutely jam packed.

The album that comes with this kit is a Maya Road bird cage... and it's just so fun to work with! I called this mini album Darling Anna and it is a gift for my sister. My sister has been focusing on her photography business and raising her three children so she hasn't had time for scrapbooking. Miss Anna needed a little scrapbook of her own so this was my little contribution.

Achieving this look with the paint was a total scrappy accident. I originally painted it brown but found it was too dark and just blah. I took some hot pink paint and flicked it across the brown painted chipboard so that it had pink splotches. Then I decided that I didn't like the brown and I wanted to paint it white. When I started to paint it white, my foam brush was much wetter than I realized so it was giving me a very white washed effect which I loved! I continued to paint the rest of the cover with the wet brush and I really like the finished product. After the paint had dried, I used Diamond Stickles and brushed them over the painted chipboard. (yes, and by brushing the stickles on, I mean that I smeared them on with my fingers LOL)

To achieve this pinched ribbon look is really easy. All you need is your trusty hot glue gun and low temperature glue sticks. I always buy the low temperature ones because it saves me from blistered fingers! I quickly run glue along the back of the ribbon and as I lay the ribbon down, I pinch it as I go along.
Changing the colour of your cardstock alphabets is really easy. Just take a marker and colour the letters while they are still on the backing, wait a couple of minutes to make sure they have dried and voila...brown letters (or whatver colour you chose).

This tip is to show you how I used the rubons from this kit to create embellishments. First, transfer your rubon to cardstock or pattern paper.

Fussy cut around the edges and voila, you have an embellishment to add to your page/album. The great part about using your rubons on pattern paper or cardstock instead of directly on your page/album is that you can give it dimension, have it coming off the edge of the page/album, layer it and embellish it much easier.


Romy said...

Wow, your mini album is totally gorgeous! I love how you combined the cute baby pics with these awesome papers. Great, great work!

Darlene Servolini said...

This is the cutest mini album.. EVER!! How inspirational and beautiful!!

Jocelyne Kenny said...

This is even way more Beautiful in real life, as I am the one with it sitting on my desk!!! I love it, and Anna will one day too!!! Love you ...bestest sister ever :D

Michelle said...

beautiful the tips!

Zoe said...

I feel priviledged to have watched you make this little piece of art! Totally gorgeous

Cin Cin said...

OK, this looks TOTALLY diffrent than how I envisioned it!! This kit REALLY rocks and I LOVE what you did with the paper! WOW!

TraceyT said...

the album is totally adorable and works just perfectly with all those adorable photos!