Hi all. I hope this post finds you all well. Things are busy as usual here, but let's face it when are things not! This time around I have made some items for my in-laws. Fingers crossed they like them. Feel free to leave me a comment and let me know what you think of them.
The first was a request from my sister-in-law as she has a heap of their wedding photos that are 5" × 7", that are just stored in a box at present (and have been for over a decade)! So the brief was to create something to store the pictures in that would also protect the photos and allow them to be accessed when needed. She knew that the old style of album sleeves weren't any good for your pictures (because of the acid in the glue that allowed you to stick the photos in place), but liked the idea of some type of plastic sleeves to store the photos so that they could be pulled out easily if needed. After assuring her that the majority of plastic sleeves out there these days were acid free and archival quality, she agreed to leave it in my hands. Very trusting, isn't she!
So I put on my thinking cap and decided to make my own albums for her. I grabbed some project life plastic sleeves in 5" × 7" for her pictures and the rest was up to me. I've cut down some chipboard sheets to create the album covers and covered these in paper, material, lace and binding.
I've used some chipboard wedding themed words to help decorate the front cover. These have all been prepared by spraying with Perfect Pearls Mist (grape fizz) to begin with. The title Wedding word has then been coated in several coats of Zing embossing powder (lavender opaque finish). The remaining words were then stamped with a glue pad and have had Pearl Ex powder in misty lavender (688) lightly brushed over the top, before having a layer of Glossy Accents applied.
To complete the album I've just covered the inside of the album and added some metal rings to hold the plastic sleeves in place. Hey presto! Job done.
Quick and Easy Birthday Card
In addition to the wedding album I also have a quick, super easy birthday card for you today. It is for my nephew who will be 11 soon. He loves his motorbike, so I thought the Heel Click chippie would be fitting. I have coloured it in with a black watercolour pencil. I used a cogs stamp to stamp embossing ink over it and covered it with white embossing powder. Once heated it gave a pretty cool effect (even if I do say so myself). The same cogs stamp was then used in the background in addition to a happy birthday sentiment.
That's it for me for now, but if you come along again tomorrow I will have a tutorial on how I made the wedding album. If you like any of the chippies used for this post please contact Memory Maze.
Hopefully I'll see you again tomorrow,