Wednesday, May 11, 2011

"All about me" Minibook

project #2 for the scrapbook island design team - the "all about me" minibook. i got to use the "sweet threads" paper and embellishments from basic grey. and just like in the "happy-ness" layouts, i built lots of cool smooshie flowers, inky layers and glimmery accents. and of course went crazy with the zipper flowers - again!

zipper trim makes a great pocket accent

take a canvas dress form, stamp it with a texture stamp, paint it with glimmer mist, then paint it again with splashes of glam glimmer paint. add some stick pins for decoration, or to hold small pics, journaling or a keepsake right onto the dress form!

more smooshie flowers. die cut petals from the basic grey papers, mist, scrunch, smooshie them and let dry. then add a little ink or stickle to the petal edges. luminarte's radiant rain in "autumn leaf" is a beautiful bronzey accent color. use viva's "pearl pen" to create pearl button accents. it's a great look, especially when you do it along existing lines on tags and pocket edges.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011


another box of joy. being on a design team is great! i get a box of products and free license to create. this month's box was filled with basic grey's "sweet threads" line - "SWEEEEET"

my big discovery with this project was making "smooshie flowers". take a close look at the flower details and check out what happens when you mist and then smoosh up die-ut paper. the result is wonderfully whimsical. add a little ink or glitter, and the final look is so sweet. and check out my newest zipper flower! i used maya road's zipper trim and created a dahlia.

the other bit of fun was working with maya road's canvas dress forms. layers of tattered angels glimmer mist, add a cool stamp for texture, and you end up with a beautiful accent. add a couple of stick pins, and you also get a unique place to mount some small pics or keepsakes!

and finally, why not tuck away some fancy tags? a matted photo can become a great pocket to hold more photos, journaling, and keepsakes!

overall, i had a blast making all these elements, and using so many different products! stay tuned tomorrow for a whole minibook made of "sweet threads", zippers, glimmer mist and more!