Be sure to check back in the gallery soon to see what Chara came up with for the June kit.
Archive for May, 2007
We are so excited to finally be able to share our June Project Kit with you!
1 sheet Love, Elsie Betty Patchwork
1 sheet Love, Elsie Betty Shower
1 sheet Love, Elsie Betty Petticoat
1 extra sheet Love, Elsie paper (our choice)
2 sheets Fancy Pants Heavenly Paper
Betty Alpha Stickers
5 -6 Betty Blocks Chipboard Self-Adhesive Buttons
Betty Flower Album
One of my favorite things about this kit is that all
of the paper is double-sided!
This gives you even more creative options.
Here is a look at the reverse sides of the paper:
We will be posting pictures of our finished albums soon.
I love doing mini albums! They are fun, quick and easy – a formula for success for a busy mom of three. May’s album is a set of chipboard squares with a binding ring. I used my scraps to cover this album and showcase a series of pictures of my husband and daughter, Miri, at the beach. I love how the patterns come together to give this album a feel of young and old, contemporary and old-world, which conveyed the message I wanted to send of Nathan helping Miri experience the ocean for the first time.
Tearing pieces of paper to attach and layer on different pages adds texture and depth. I used distressing ink (walnut color – my favorite!) on the edges of each page – this unifies the album and pulls it together. Tying my leftover ribbon around the ring finishes it up. Pull out 4-8 pictures, along with your May kit and have some fun!
May’s kit offered a few challenges for me and my simple style with its rich deep patterns and tones. It was REALLY good to step out of my normal floral/pinks/light palette and experiment with the browns and reds of May’s kit. I found it useful to cut different patterns into smaller strips, piecing them together to accent my photos, like in this layout. I used FOUR different papers; each has a varying shade of red in it . By inking around the edge I was able to bring them together. Adding the brown corduroy brad (love it!) to the Heidi Swapp Chipboard clock, I brought balance to my title, giving the page a more complete look.
Journaling was fun on this layout! I taped a piece of vellum paper to a ruler grid (about 5″ x 12″) so I didn’t have to draw lines on my paper. I used a pencil first, then inked over it with my new favorite pens – American Crafts Precision Pens. Please try some of these techniques and share with us what you think!