Friday, May 2, 2008

Clearly Loved

I’ll start this post with one thing: I am not a scrapbooker. The only type of scrapbooking that I have done are mini albums and they have all been gifts. This acrylic album is no exception - this is for my Mom for Mother’s Day.

A little background about the album - it’s a Generations themed album. From my Mom’s perspective this album includes her Mom, herself, two daughters, granddaughter and great granddaughter. All the pictures of the adult women were taken around that same age - thought it would be fun to see what we all looked like at the same points in our lives.

The album is a Zutter 4x4 acrylic cover with various inside pages. For those of us who make cards this small album is perfect to create with - you don’t have to fill up all that extra space!

Album inside the case:

What’s the case you ask? If you ever buy those bulk buttons that come in the plastic tote - keep it… this album fits perfectly inside.

Album with Case behind: Cover:

The swirls were stamped: pink - acrylic paint mixed 50/50 with crystal effects (this helps to bind the paint to the acrylic), black - Stazon. The rose has 7 layers to add a little dimension to the cover.
1st Pair:

Added one layer of the rose to cover the one on the cover (so you don’t see the white). 5 represents the 5 generations of women in this album - it’s Grungeboard from the new mini elements set.

Pair 2:

My Grandmother’s Wedding photo. The verse was computer generated - see the beautiful face stamp behind the saying - it goes beautifully with the verse. The verse is tucked inside a photo sleeve - like the ones that you can buy anywhere. I just cut out the size of the pocket I wanted.

Pair 3:

Made the pocket that my Mom’s Tag is in. It’s a transparency that was stamped with the swirl using Stazon. The outside edge was sewn together.

The Tag:
Isn’t my Mom beautiful! Mother is stamped on a piece of acrylic.

Pair 4:

My sister on the other side of the tag. The other one is ME - on your right (HS graduation). This page is made with a Hambly screen print. The cute pink swirl is Grungeboard.

Pair 5:

My niece - happy as can be! The opposite page was stamped with Stazon. The pink is again the 50/50 mix of acrylic paint and crystal effects. When you see the next pair of pages you’ll understand the paint. The heart and key are attached using a Heidi Swap Slide Clip.

Pair 6:

The other side of the clear page… The paint allowed me to stamp the words again… The opposite page is a 3x3 envelope.

Inside the envelope:

My great niece!

Pair 7:

Verse is computer generated. The back cover is stamped with the “cracked” image and on the other side is a mix of crystal effects and dye reinkers - just to give the back cover a little color. Again the crystal effects binds the dye… you only need a few drops of the reinkers.

Well if you read this far I hope you liked the album! Let me know what you think and if you have any questions!


Add’l Info:
Stamps - (All stamps from Innovative Stamp Creations) Fansy Designs, Women around the world, summer elements, about me, oriental - nature elements, flair of summer, scrapbook LO - word I, alterable words (you can also purchase the Zutter acrylic cover from ISC - stop over Betsy is wonderful!)
Papers - Black, Pretty in Pink, Narratives (Creative Imaginations), Trendy (Crate Paper), Halloween foiling (Making Memories), ¾ Graph Screen Prints (Hambly)
Inks - Black Stazon, Black, Pretty in Pink
Other - Crystal effects, acrylic paint, stickles, grungeboard (available at ISC), Nestabilities, Prismacolor pencils, Gamsol, primas, slide clip (Heidi Swap), Zutter 4x4 cover, bind-it-all, bling, 3x3 envelope, chipboard


Kisa Peters said...

WOW! This is stunning!

Lori Barnett said...

This is cool! I want to get a bind-it-all! Actually....I really want to "GET IT ALL" LOL I swear my "WANT" list never ends....

Mary Dawn said...

that is simply gorgeous!

Shelly said...

Kathy! This is absolutely fabulous. I am so inspired and can't wait to get my clear covers, maybe tomorrow..... Wow girl, you rock!

Jennifer Love said...

GET OUT! Those are fabulous!

Erika H. said...

WOW! Amazing acrylic album....Love it!

Brenda said...

oh my, this is so beautiful!!

Julia Stainton said...

Gasp! I love this! I've been thinking of buying those bind it all acrylic covers and you have me sold!