Hello blog family!! I had a very dear friend come for a visit last weekend and we had a crafting good time!!! She arrived on Thursday, I took Friday off and we spent a wonderful long weekend just having a blast!! Another one of my very good friends came over each day (and into the wee hours) to join us and we spent a lot of time laughing and just having soooo much fun!!
I’m sitting in my Crafting Therapy Room with a wonderful cup of tea right now and editing my latest YouTube video. A girlfriend at work asked me to make her three Chipboard albums in Altered Boxes to give to her sisters for Christmas. I finished the first album and thought I’d share it with you. I had so much fun putting this together and dreaming up the little goodies I put on each page. Here’s what the top of the box looks like:
Check this out!!! I covered the whole box with patterned paper and then added layers and layers of goodness! There’s cheesecloth, black tulleing, flowers, bling, ribbon……need I say more?!! Oh, and check out that butterfly in all it’s glittery goodness. I just love that butterfly and of course…..my I Am Roses roses…..they’re a must!! Here’s a close up of those beauties…..
And do you see the wonderful black rosette ribbon??!! I have such a little bit left and I’d love to get my hands on more of it!! Did you see the pretty little black rose button on the front of the box in between the rosette’s? It has a piece of black tulleing wrapped around it to keep the lid of the box closed. It just fits perfectly into the design of the box I think!
Here’s what the album front looks like!
I continued with the black and white theme throughout the whole album. To the front cover here I started with a half of a doily and then started layering from there. The blinged out sprig, the pewter butterfly and my very first zipper flower I’ve made!! Added some swirly bling, lace and a few rhinestone and the title and ta da!!!! Album front is done! Here’s a close up of that cool zipper flower….
I love that flower and can see more of those in my future!!! For more detailed information and a closer look at the whole project, check out my YouTube video here:
Thanks once again for stopping by for a visit!! I truly love hearing your feedback, so please let me know you were here! Later!