Friday, February 20, 2015

DCWV Mini Albums - - - YES Please!!

Hello Everyone and Happy Friday!

I know most of you out there, including myself, are so happy when Friday rolls around! Know what else you should be excited about?


Yes, and I have a good one for you! Visit DCWV Blog to learn about their new mini albums, they have a style, size and print for each and every one of you.
i am lucky enough to work with the Chic Accordion Album. This adorable little thing is 4.5" x 4.5", and the pages are 4" x 4".

If you follow my work, you might have noticed I tend to work slightly backwards. Even though I am showing you this adorable album front to back, I actually worked on it center to back, to front. The album cover was the final stage. 
So for the cover of this cute album I attached a strip of the hot pink Glitter Stack paper, and a cut out of the Chalk Art Stack. I used some chipboard letters from the Street Lace Chipboard Box and with a sponge added some Steel Grey Folk Art Paint. Once I had everything secured in the placement I liked, I added some Butterfly and Stars Adhesive Mirror embellishments.

This is the first page of the album. On the left I layered up some Glitter Folk Art Paint, Pink Glitter Stack paper, Adhesive Mirrors and a strip from the Adhesive Jewel Sheet.

On the right side, I took an Insta Photo Fun clear pocket and cut it in half. I secured it with hot glue where there binder holes are and added some Buttons on top to cover the holes. I took a Pink page from the Insta Photo Fun paper, folded it in half, and used it as an envelop flap. I added the stamp 'Pik Me' on the flap. This pocket is for holding guitar picks.


On the next accordion page I used a teal Shimmer Stack paper and Chalk Art Stack words with an adorable picture of my niece and her new pink guitar.
On the right side, I used a large piece of the Chalk Art Stack and wrote a quote that my niece loves.

Here are the last pages of this side of the album. Here I used the same teal Shimmer Stack paper, Chalk Art Stack works and details, and then added a Insta Photo Fun journal card under the picture, topped off with a strip from the Adhesive Jewel Sheet.

 ... and we can't forget the Blue Moon Bead charm accents!!

I left the other side of the accordion album blank, so she can add her own details from concerts or performances.


Tuesday, February 10, 2015

First Day Layout

I love being able to capture a single moment, and be able to tell the story to everyone, simply through the amazing paper and incredible embellishments.

I am completely spoiled by DCWV, and with so many great products, I wanted to use as many as I could in a single project.

For this layout I hope I captured his pure joy and pride, but also if you read into it, you can see his parents are sad he's growing up too fast!

DCWV Buttons and Ribbons finished off the page with a pop of color.

 In creating some layers and dimension on my page, I mixed some gel medium with Folk Art Paint in Light Blue, used my Scor-Pal Tool and rubbed it over a triangle shape stencil. The paint mixed perfectly and I loved I was able to customize a color to match.