Wednesday, August 20, 2008
It's been a while since I've posted. Truth be told I've not been scrapping that much, as I've not been feeling well. This project also took quite a while. It's not too typical of me. I wanted to make it sort of Victorian and romantic. I didn't have too many things that were really fitting, so it took some time. I had the original inspiration from the patterned paper. It is the Mikayla Collection by K&Co. I found the images of the children online and I really wish I knew where. I go on these insane clicking sprees when I'm blog hopping and I have no idea where they came from. A tutorial for making the album can be found here though. Some of the details that went into this one were really fun. I used metalic gold drawing ink by Windsor and Newton to highlight the floral patterned paper and the enhance the images of the little girls. It doesn't show up very well in the pictures, but in real life it adds just the right amount of detail. I did it very lightly, so it looks sheer. I had the green trim in my stash for a while. I love it because it adds more texture than you could get from a ribbon. I machine sewed it to the top of the pockets using a small zig zag stitch. The lace I used was purchased at a yard sale. The rose shaped buttons I have had in my stash for about 6 years. It is about time I used them! One thing I love about this project is that it is all about details. All of the patterned papers are inked within an inch of their lives. I've already mentioned the gold drawing ink. The images are inked and double matted on inked/distressed paper. I even placed some colored crystals in the basket to add a tiny bit of sparkle. I am going to use this for an address book. I am grouping my telephone numbers into categories (Family, Friends...) and writing them on the tags that will go in the pockets of the album. There are four pockets, but they will hold multiple tags, so I should have plenty of room. That is my project for the day, I suppose. Thank you for looking. I hope you have a fantastic day!