Wednesday, 12 May 2021

Elegance Album

This is the completed album that I created following one of the My Creative Spirit Facebook Live classes that was taught by Clare Charvill, there are classes every fortnight and I have learnt so much from Clare.


This is the front of the album, I have kept it flat because it goes inside a shadow box that was also part of the class - you can find it HERE.


Above is the inside cover and first page, there is a tag and a little card in the flap on the inside cover - they have lovely verses about Mum on the inside.  Below you can see the first page open, there is a flap that tucks into a pocket and a photo mat that goes inside a large pocket, plenty of room for photographs.  There are four pages in total, and they alternate between this arrangement and the one I will show you next.


Below is the back of the first page and the front of the second, there is a small flap that opens to reveal small pocket that I have placed a journal card in.


The next photo shows the flap open and the journal card tucked into the small pocket along with another photo mat that fits into a large pocket.  All of the small flaps have magnets to keep them closed.


Below you can see the back of page two and the front of page three, I haven't photographed page three opened out as it is very similar to page one.


The next photo is the back of page three and the front of page four, this is the same as the front of page two.


Finally, you will be pleased to hear, you can see the back of page four with a little belly band that you can tuck photographs behind and the inside of the back cover.  There is a pocket, the same as the back of the front cover, into which I have placed a card with an other lovely Mum verse on the inside.


I am really enjoying creating these albums and following along with the My Creative Spirit Facebook Live classes, Clare is an excellent teacher and shares lots of tips and ideas.  I'm also using up lots of my stash of papers, I just need to make sure I don't buy another set to replace them.

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Pauline
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Tuesday, 11 May 2021

Filled Shadow Box

I have now completed the Album that fits in the shadow box that I shared with you a couple of days ago so, as promised,  I am here to show you the shadow box with everything inside.


I have filled the small box with some Celebrations, I know she likes them and popped the Album in as well, the photo below is the front of the album.


I will share the complete Album with you another day, below you can see some little cards and a tag that I have added to the Album, they all have some lovely Mum verses inside.


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Pauline
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Saturday, 8 May 2021

Elegance Shadow Box

I joined another My Creative Spirit Facebook Live class, this time Clare taught us how to make a shadow box and pocket album, I am making this to give my Mother in Law for her Birthday, it's OK, she doesn't look at my blog.


There is a window in the top, you will be able to see the album through it, in the photo above you can see the flap on the front with magnets to hold it closed.


This is the inside of the box, it is fully lined and there is a small box on the inside, I will put some nice chocolates in it.


This is the little box open, I will take another photo when I have filled the small box and popped the album inside - I've not completely finished it yet, I need to get a move on.


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Pauline
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Thursday, 6 May 2021

Create

I have another card to share today, I have used my Graphic 45 Imagine collection again.


I have mitred the corners on the base layer again, I rather like how it looks.  I have used two papers, a journaling card and some flowers that I have fussy cut from another of the papers.  I have inked the edges and used cream card stock to layer everything up.


Thank you for popping in today and thank you for all of the lovely comments that you leave, they are all read and much appreciated.

Pauline
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Tuesday, 4 May 2021

Imagine

I am busy creating a Travel Journal with my Graphic 45 Imagine collection at the moment, as it is taking ages I thought I would take some time out and make a card.


I saw a card like this on Pinterest and guess what, I can't find it again - I think it was by Sabrina, Aspiring to Creativity. I really liked the way she had framed the papers and the mitred corners.  I used two papers from the Imagine collection along with a topper and some fussy cut flowers and butterflies.


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Pauline
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Saturday, 1 May 2021

Mixed Media Blossom

I have created a little mixed media project using some of the leftovers from the Graphic 45 Blossom collection, I was inspired by a project that I saw on the Graphic 45 Blog.


I covered some chipboard with some woodgrain paper and then painted it with Gesso to lighten it a little.  I then stamped some text in pink ink and added some texture with a stencil and texture paste.

I fussy cut lots of the beautiful blooms from the Blossom collection along with some butterflies from some leftover Simple Stories papers, I also die cut a couple of foliage pieces.  Everything has been layered up with foam pads, hopefully you can see the dimension in the photograph below.


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Pauline
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Thursday, 29 April 2021

Blossom Album

This the Album that I created at the online Craft Retreat that I joined recently, it was run by Clare from My Creative Spirit. We created four projects, the first of which was the Tall Boy that I shared HERE.  This is the second project, an Album, we could also create a Brag Book and a Ribbon Tied Journal.

I apologise in advance for all of the photographs, it is so difficult to share something like an album!


I used the Graphic 45 Blossom collection again, above is the front cover and below is the inside front cover and first page.  I added a pocket that contains the tags that I shared HERE and the first page is a policy envelope, it opens up so that you can store things inside.


This is the back of the policy envelope and the front of the second page, there is a flap and a pocket, the flap is held closed by the Journaling/Ephemera Card, you can see it open in the second photograph below.



This is the back of the second page and the front of the third page, the back of all the pages is the same design, there is a belly band that you can tuck things behind.  The third page has another flap with a pocket, you can see it opened up on the following photograph.



The third page opens out twice and you can pop photographs or Journaling/Ephemera cards behand the little belly bands.


This is the flaps opened up once and in the photograph below they are fully opened, I was struggling to get everything in the photographs at that stage.



This is the fourth page, I have another flap on this one, you can see it opened up on the following photograph, all of the flaps have magnetic closures.



This is the inside of the back cover, I haven't decided whether or not to decorate it yet, I'm thinking about putting a waterfall element on it.


I hope you are not bored with all of the photographs, it's difficult to capture everything - a video would probably be easier but then I would need something to mount my camera on!

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Pauline
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