Saturday, August 7, 2010

Creativity: the album.

Here is an album that I made using K&Company's Urban Rhapsody line of patterned paper.  The album base is multi-shaped chipboard with an awesome acrylic cover.
To start with, I used Staz-On ink in a shade of brown to muck up the acrylic cover.  It takes about 5 minutes to dry completely, but after that it's permanent.  Tim Holtz alcohol inks also work well on acrylic surfaces.
The album pages were covered front and back, trimmed out with a craft knife and the edges were then sanded for that shabby look that I love.  :)
I used a Making Memories distresser tool on all the photo mats (see the wrinkly edges?) before I machine stitched them.
This album is PACKED with embellishments!  I used the coordinating K&Co chipboard shapes, rub-ons and those cool circle things.  What the heck are they called???  I guess I don't even know the name of them, but they are round and spin and are just plain cool.
I also punched flowers with two nesting flower punches.  I inked the edges of each flower, then crumpled it and smoothed it back out.  It gives an awesome worn look to the flowers that was perfect for this album.
The other embellishments I used a lot of were buttons.  I hand stitched many of them to add to the hand-crafted look of the album.  It's very rustic and chic and I just love how it turned out.
The back cover was crafted just as carefully - everyone flips an album over when they hold it!  A couple yards of ribbon and trims tied to the jumbo binder rings provided the finishing touch.

This album has already been sold, but remember that I take a limited number of custom orders continuously.  Each piece is meticulously hand crafted and 100% unique!  I never duplicate my art work, but am happy to use the same paper line or similar colors or embellishments.  Simply contact me at cherishpaperart@hotmail.com to find out how to get your own album or scrapbook pages!

3 comments:

Just A Few said...

Hey girl...I just love the soft and feminine colors of K&Co papers. Thanks for stopping by my blog and viewing my video!! Girl it was like 4am when we were video taping and I was all tongue tied and losing stuff...it was a riot.

Loved this album.

Talk to you later.h
Huggs
Elsa

Erica said...

I loved the part when you couldn't find your glue! I was laughing out loud!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Oooh, Erica,you certainly have conquered vintage! This is absolutely gorgeous! I am wiping the drool off the keyboard as I type!

Hope you are doing well. Nice to see your work on my Google Reader!!

Hugs,
Linda

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