My favorite way to create has to be in a journal. My decisions for color, theme, technique, anything are up to my own whims.
Recently, I joined a journal "round robin." Its a sort of sisterhood of the traveling journal, except we all have our own journals. We each decorated our covers and I decorated the first 2-page spread.
I used collage papers designed by Marah Johson, and I especailly love the new Vamp ladies!
I kind of cheated on this collage because the fancy lady was on a page with the French newspaper, the damask scroll, and some writing in the corners. But outlining the newspaper, I made it look like I added it, and by placing the Eiffle Tower where it it is there is a hint that I'm hiding a seam. I also used color to bring the girl forward. Below you can see the only added pieces and the black is German foil.
In place of the title page is the savage lady. For the background I used a Marah Johnson stencil of roses. The focal lady was a bit small for the page, so I built up a stage for her. I have painted book text and cardstock then built the collage pieces to reach outside the mats which all gave this small cut-out a much more substantial look.
Close up you can see the heavy brass key and the dark German foil weighted down and gave a foundation to my lady. I love the overall effect!!
Hello, Lisa here with a project to fuel your creativty. I love ATC cards, So when I looked through my wonderful stash of Splash Of Color goodies, I was delighted to find a 6x6 paper pack and an ATC collection pack from the IOD Loolah collection. The pinks, reds, and greens are a fave color combo of mine, and the very sweet lady bug design was perfect for a collection of pictures I have of my daughter when she was a toddler. I decided on creating a mini album.
The flowers were created using Glassine paper. I die cut them, wrinkled the flowers and painted them using primary Elements in the same colors I used on my canvas cover. To color the brads, I rubbed more of the Viva Colour Metallic rub in green over them. I also used the metallic rub on the flowers.
You can see a few of the ATC cards I created sticking out of the top of the album..Let me show you how adorable they came out.
I created the pages before I bound them together. I used the IOD Loolah 6x6 paper pad for the pages and the pockets, created on some of the pages. Then I die cut the bases of the ATC cards using thick white cardstock and then cut the papers in the pad and adhered them to the white bases. This created a heavy ATC card to adorn with the IOD Loolah ATC Die Cut Cardstock Shapes. The backs of the ATC cards were left intentionally white for future journaing. Here are a few photos of the inside of the album.
In addition to ATC cards, I also created little trifold folders to hold photo's or journaling.
Here is one of them opened up.
Here is another trifold card.
This is the trifold card tied, and tucked in a pocket.
I hope you were inspired by my Loolah Mini today. I just love creating these little treasures.
OH!!! One more little teeny weeny tidbit. This idea popped in my head this morning while strolling the garden. And I still has time to edit my post!!! I saw a lady bug on my Azaleas. I thought to muself..Self, I make flowers!! How about lady bugs to go along with them..So I pilled out my Viva Dimensional Pearl Paint Pen “Red Pearl” and in Black Pearl. On my non stick craft mat, I placed a small red dot about the size of a real lady bug. Then I took the black pen and placed a smaller dot on one end of the red dot..Whe the dots were dry, I took a black Sharpie and very carefully drew a line down the middle to separate the wings and drew teen weeny little dots on their backs...Lady Bugs!!!! To create a sense of scale, here is the smallest one shown on my fingertip.
Till next time, Color your World with a little SplashOfColor!!!!
Shelley, here, with a some cute basketball items, using Splash of Color's awesome products!
These are the gift bags that I used for the mini albums I made for my little girl's basketball team!
I painted white gift bags with Sky Blue Silks Acrylic Glaze and African Jade Silks Acrylic Glaze, leaving some white spaces for where the spots would go later. I then cut a large heart out of random black and/or grey basketball paper, and glued it in the middle of the sack.
I painted the spots with Key Lime Silks Acrylic Glaze. After these completely dried, I used Black Ice Silks Acrylic Glaze around the spots.
I then punched out a tag out of aqua cardstock, stamped a basketball on it and painted the basketball with Kiwi Luminarte Twinling H20. I then finished it off with a few curly ribbons on the tag and on the handle of the bag!
Here are the books I made for the girls that went in the bags! I put around 10 pictures in each one of the albums!
Here is a close-up of the front of the album!
Here is the back of the album!
Here is Team SWISH after winning the Championship!!
Here are the bags, sitting with the Championship trophy at the end-of-the season party! We were proud of our girls!