Hello Arty Peeps
It feels like ages since I was here!
I have been busy working on all sorts of projects from Canvases to art journals, scrapbooking to mini albums.
Like many things, my creative mojo seems to be either all or nothing.
Do you have this issue?
So I am sharing today a Smash album I have started for keeping memories
of adventures with my arty buddy Lisa this year. These little albums are so perfect for this,
big enough to have impact and space for stories, yet small enough to be easily portable.
I began by cutting off the elastic tab, painting the back with black gesso, and the front with Dylusions paints.
I chose these paints because of their incredible vibrancy, they remind me of Lisa.
I made the title from Dymo and my Silhouette.
Then I went to town with some Kaisercraft, Tim Holtz, and Darkroom Door stamps and black Archival ink. I also used some circle stamps with red Archival ink and added black paint around the edges.
For vibrant colour on my pages I used the same colours of Dylusions ink sprays.
My photos were black and white so I could add colour to them too.
The #1 is from a Pink Paislee acetate alpha pack.
I added Heidi Swapp striped tape to each page for continuity, thinking I will choose
a different tape for each adventure, a bit like a colour code.
Because the album pages are not all the same, I used Pink Paislee Fancy Free papers as page mats to have a common theme and colour scheme throughout this adventure.
Cocoa Vanilla vellum accents and stamps are sprinkled throughout the pages, these are so pretty and subtle, I adore how they add so much interest but are really hardly noticeable.
My journal strips are done with correction tape with a doodled black outline,
along with some Tim Holtz chipboard strips.
Heidi Swapp Memorydex cards came in super handy for journal blocks.
Some spare alpha stickers, coloured black, make "all" & "fun".
And arranged so the last page of this adventure is opposite the first page of the next. Nice lead-on.
I cannot wait for the next.
Thanks so much for coming by, remember our challenge this month
Til next time,