Monthly Archives: October 2012

Sister’s Chipboard album with an Altered Box

Standard

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:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhGmp9oLplo&feature=plcp

Thanks once again for stopping by for a visit!! I truly love hearing your feedback, so please let me know you were here!  Later!

Hugs,

Yvonne

Advertisements

First Class Friendship

Standard

Hello my little blog family!!  I have another card to share with you that I made for the alphabet challenge over on Splitcoaststampers.  Each week our lovely host picks a new letter from the alphabet and we have to come up with a card with something on it that starts with that letter.  It’s alot of fun and quite challenging some weeks!!  This is what I came up with for the letter F.

 

This card is really growing on me!  I just love this stamped image by Hero Arts.  It was stamped onto a piece of kraft cardstock that was torn and then inked with my Tim Holtz Vintage Photo and then just the very edge was inked with the Walnut Stain to give it an almost burned look to it.  I stamped a second bird and fussy cut him out and pop dotted him up to add some dimension.  I colored him in by sponging on some Tim Holtz Distress Ink in.  Scattered Straw and some Fired Brick and Dried Marigold mixed.  I added a couple of small feathers to him for wings and also added a real branch off of one of my fir trees in the back yard.  I love the look of it on the card!!  I used my Martha Stewart leaf stamp for the leaves and colored them in with my Fired Brick and Dried Marigold as well.  I added a I Am Roses cherry blossom that I inked the edges with by using more of my Tim Holtz Distress ink in the Fired Brick.  I added a few sentiments and it’s complete! 

 I added some Close To My Heart liquid glass to the First Class and Friendship sentiments to give them some added ‘pop’ off the page! And here’s my cute little bird…..

I really like how he turned out.

I’m off to go and do some more surfing……till next time!! 

Huggsss,

Yvonne  😉