Monday, 24 June 2019

Anniversary Explosion Box | Fairy Garden | Wedding Anniversary Gift

Hello guys
Today I have a new explosion box to share with you all. This is a fairy themed explosion box to celebrate wedding anniversary and it is loaded with 40 picture mats and 8 journaling tags to cherish memories.
This box measures 6.5" by 6.5" by 6.5' and has 3 layers. I have used  a lot of mixed media techniques to decorate this box. Most of the flowers and embellishments came from ItsyBitsy and Papericious while the papers are from Eno Greetings.

 I wanted to give this fairytale romance kinda feel to this box so I opted for the papers which had a Parisian feel to it and had a lot of images of Eiffel tower and roses in it. Fairies added the required whimsy to complete this project which came from the new Fairy Sparkle collection from ItsyBitsy.
Most of the flowers are also for the coordinating paper collection and they are just amazing. 

On the lid, I did a lot of layering with papers, gold foiled cardstock and them chipboard background embellishments. It was pretty just as is,,,but I added flowers and leaves to complete the look with the fairy and sentiment. Each and every layers and side is dry brushed with gesso to bind it all together.....even the papers have some touches of gesso and some stamping with distress oxide inks.

On the inside, the main decor element is a handmade archway adorned with fairies. The Archway is made with thermocol and cheesecloth....painted with acrylic colors. The pebbles are made from paper clay and the entire structure is adhered with heavy gel medium with strategic placement in made such that the structure remains stable and strong.

Every layer on the inside has intricate details and I tried my best so you can see it on camera...but the pictures however do not do justice to this beautiful piece. These is lot of pebbles and moss that I have used to add the touch of garden along with flowers and leaves. The Faux stitching is my favorite technique and I love the way it adds more texture to this project.

I have a video to show this project much better and I recommend you to watch it.
I am putting this project up at the following blog challenges:

  1. Allsorts Challenge Week 535 - Soft Pastels - My entire project has soft pastels uses except for neutral color of brown.
  2. Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenge 50 - Anything Goes
  3. Mini Album Makers - June challenge - I have a explosion box album that I want to enter in this challenge.
I hope you like this project because it is very dear to me. Thank you so much for stopping by.

Monday, 17 June 2019

Hello Baby Girl Mini Album | First Year Baby Record Book | Baby Girl Scrapbook

Hello everyone
Today I have a Baby girl mini album to share with you all today. This cute album was made on commission for a client in London for a new born baby girl and comes with some really fun interactive pages. I have used Hello Baby Girl collection from Echo Park Papers to build my project. I really enjoyed working with this collection...has a lot of subtle prints and colors......rose pink, brown, lavender and lilac, mint and yellow were some of the colors which I was able to play with in this collection.

 The cover of the spine is decorated with some heavenly flowers form ItsyBitsy along with a shaker window in the center which is filled with fun sequins and beads.,,,so fun to play with. I also have done some stenciling on the cover to add a little something extra to the cover.

The album measures 8.5" x  9" with a 4.5" spine and has 6 interactive and cute pages. Since this album was made for a new born, I have given 12 dedicated monthly pages along with ample journalling spots and milestone tags. The spine is kept a little simple to focus all the attention to the cover.

Here is a video tour of this project...I really recommend you watch it to get a better feel of the interactive elements. 
This album will hold 100 plus pictures and if you paste on both sides of the photomats it will hold 125 to 150 pictures in all. Every page has interactive elements and tastefully decorates using stickers and ephemeras. Here are few pictures of the inside pages.....

I really hope you like my album as I surely am very happy with the way it turned out.