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Monday, 23 July 2018

My Best Friend | Handmade Mini Album | Vintage Scrapbook for a Man | DCWV

Hello Guys

Welcome back to my blog...and today I have a new Mini album/ Scrapbook for you all. I am still making vintage themed albums and all of these are made on commission....a lot of vintage themed project fans out there. I have been using Eno Greetings Retro series paper pack but they are discontinued now and are very hard to find in the market.........its a little sad. But them I came across this awesome paper pad from DCWV called VINTAGE MEMORIES which is launched this year itself....and so now I am back with making vintage albums....A quick happy dance.
This is a 9" by 7" in size with a 3 3/4" spine and has 6 very interactive pages which is housed in a custom made box and can hold 100 plus pictures.I have used the gorgeous VINTAGE MEMORIES paper pad from DCWV...which are very vintage and scraps from the earlier papers I would use....and together they just look awesome. A variety of picture sizes can be used right from 3" by 4" to 5" by 7". I also added some white photomats using repositionable glue so it becomes easy for my clients to know where to place pictures and of what size.....also it gives me an idea about the final thickness of the album....so it doesn't have crocodile mouth.


The front of this album is decorated with beautiful paper layering and chipboard embellishments which I used to my advantage and gave it a little mixed media effect. Since this album is meant to cherish friendship, I added this paper cut of two men out which looked just perfect. I added few splatters and enamel dots to bring everything together. I kept the spine pretty simple and added just strips of black glitter paper. For the album closure, I used Tim Holtz belt buckles and tyvex sheet to make the belt.
The box made to house this album is 11" by 9" by 6" and is made from scratch using 1400gsm chipboard. I have used black cardstock to cover this album as well the box. I have kept the box pretty simple and also used pattern paper to decorate it. A lot of effort went into making this album and I really hope you all will like it.







I am putting my album up at the following challenges -
  1. Mini albums Makers Challenge - July Challenge
Supplies used are mostly from ItsyBitsy
  1. Vintage Memories - DCWV
  2. Cardstock 
  3. Eyelets 
  4. Ribbons and twine 
  5. Distress ink - Black Soot 
  6. Red tacky tape
  7. Clear Actetate sheet 
  8. Aleene's Tacky glue
  9. Chipboard 
  10. Chipboard embellishments - Wycinanka
  11. Handmade glitter papers
  12. Tyvek sheet
  13. Tim holtz belt buckle
Thank you for visiting me and I hope you all liked my new project. Have a great week ahead.

Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Antique Lantern using Succulent Flowers from Little Birdie Crafts.

Hello guys
Today I have a new project to show you. I made this lantern from the scratch using products from the ItsyBitsy store. this lantern measures 6"on all sides and 14"in height. It tapers to the top and it measures 3.5" on all sides. the net weight is 750grams...so its pretty light but very sturdy.
It took me 4 days to design it and 15 days to build out of which 2 days I just decorated it using gorgeous succulent flowers from the stores...its a must have for every crafter. To explore the entire range of the succulent flowers....please click HERE.
I am putting this up at the following challenge blogs
  1. Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenge#40
  2. Welove2create - Challenge #10 - Anything Creative Mixed Media goes.
  3. Mixed Media Warriors #30 - Moodboard. The lantern, the old wood panels and the colors from the moodboard are my inspiration for this lantern. I saw the moodboard and and it made me tweak my project a little.
  4. Unstampables Challenge#81 - use fancy border/ frame. - I have used a fancy borders in my project.
  5. Rhedds Creative spirit - July Challenge

 I have made this project for ItsyBitsy and all the succulents you see here were sent to me by them. Apart for these, I have used heavy weight chipboard, black cardstock, acetate sheet, vellum sheet, chipboard shapes, tinted metallic paints, sisal fiber, thermocal shapes, black gesso, heavy matt gel, craft glue are also from the store.....

* WITH BULB OFF

 *WITH BULB ON

Here are few close ups of the gorgeous succulents.



 I have a small clip so you can see this project better...I hope you all like it.
Here is alist of supplies used which you can find at ITSYBITSY.
 Chipboard 2mm Chipboard Shapes - Ornate Flourish Chipboard Shapes- Swirl Corners