Thursday, December 29, 2016

Whimsy 8 x 8 album with lots of flaps.

I wanted to make an 8 x 8 album from scratch. I found a You Tube video from Tmika at scrapdaworld showing her make a 8 x 8 album. I loved how her design had a lot of flaps. I made my book from her video. The book has 4 inside pages. All the pages are covered using the Whimsy paper collection. It took all 24 sheets for the album. All four pages have tags that extend to the right that than can be used for photos and journaling.

Here is the cover. The flowers and leaves are from the  CTMH Flower Market Cartridge

This is the inside cover and first page. There is flap on the right hand page that flips down. 

Here is the first page with the flap open showing the pocket inside with a brown tag in it.

This is the back of page 1 and the front of page 2. The back of page 1 flips open and the right is a gate fold flap.

Here are the flaps open. The back of page 1 reveals two side pockets.

This is the back of page 2 and the from of page 3. Page 2 has two flaps that open to reveal 3 more smaller flaps. Page 3 has three large flaps.  

Here is page 2 with the flaps open showing the 3 smaller flaps ready from 4 x 6 photos.

 Here is page 3 with the three large flaps open. Two open to the left and one to the right.

This is the back of page 3 and front of page 4. Page 3 has a water fall of 3 - 4 x 6  flaps. Page 4 have a pocket and tag brown tag.

This is the back of page 4 and the inside back cover.

Here the flap on page 4 is shown open.

Here is the back cover.
Using the Whimsy collection for the album made covering it easy. All the pages in the collection coordinate. Thye are lovely pastels that make the album suitable for  any use. 

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Spritzed Lovely Leaves-A1195

I like the spritz acrylic block technique. I used it on these lovely leaves. I used 3 re-inker colors; Blossom , Crystal Blue and Tangerine. Using a 3 x 3 acrylic block I patted on the 3 ink colored from the ink pad. I tried not to over lap the colors so I would not contaminate the ink pads. I then took one of the Close to My Heart spray pens - Z1380  and filled it with water. I spritzed water on the acrylic block with the ink on it. You want to cover the block but not make it so wet the water runs. Now use the inked and spritzed block and stamp it on the paper. Make sure to press down on the block and watch the water and ink spread out onto the paper.  It may take a couple of tries to get the look you want. Do not give up. Let the paper dry and then ink up your stamp and stamp the design over the spritzed paper. I my example below the lower left corner did not get fully covered with ink , but I like the way it looks a little rough with the other areas looking smooth. 

Here is the assembled card with the spritzed paper.
Spray Pen - Z1380

Lovely Leaves - A1195