Saturday, March 22, 2014

Splash Of Color + the LooLah 6x6 paper collection = a happy little mini album.

Happy Saturday my scrappy Divas  with a project to fuel your creativty. I love ATC cards, So when I looked through my wonderful stash of Splash Of Color goodies, I was delighted to find a 6x6 paper pack and an ATC collection pack from the IOD Loolah collection. The pinks, reds, and greens are a fave color combo of mine, and the very sweet lady bug design was perfect for a collection of pictures I have of my daughter when she was a toddler. I decided on creating a mini album.
I started with 8 pieces of 4x6 chipboard. For the front and back cover, I adhered canvas to the outsides of each piece. Using a mask, I painted through the mask with Primary Elements Artist Pigments in Pear Blossom and Spanish Moss  mixed with glossy gel medium to give the paint some body. Frank Garcia taught me the technique to bind this type of album. If you watch his La Vie album tutorial  this is the technique I used. Love the 4x6 size.

I used some Grunge Paper to create the spine and binding. I primed a piece of the Ranger Grunge paper with LuminArte Silks Acrylic Glaze in Oyster. Then I went over it with a mix of Luminarte Silks Acrylic Glaze in Guatemalen Green and African Jade.
For my cover title I used LuminArte Silks Acryic Glaze in Nutmeg to paint my Blue Fern Studios chipboard and when it dried I rubbed it with a little Viva Colour Metallic Rub in green for a patina look.
The flowers were created using  Ranger Glassine paper. I die cut them using my Sizzix Tattered Florals die , wrinkled the flowers and painted them using primary Elements in the same colors I used on my canvas cover. To color the brads, I rubbed more of the Viva Colour Metallic rub in green over them. I also used the metallic rub on the flowers.
You can see a few of the ATC cards I created sticking out of the top of the album..Let me show you how adorable they came out.
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I created the pages before I bound them together. I used the IOD Loolah 6x6 paper pad for the pages and the pockets, created on some of the pages. Then I die cut the bases of the ATC cards using my Sizzix ATC Card and corner die and thick white cardstock (110 pound), then cut the papers in the pad and adhered them to the white bases. This created a heavy ATC card to adorn with the IOD Loolah ATC Die Cut Cardstock Shapes.  The backs of the ATC cards were left intentionally white for future journaing. Here are a few photos of the inside of the album.
In addition to ATC cards, I also created little trifold folders to hold photo's or journaling.
Here is one of them opened up.
Here is another trifold card. I used Kraft paper for the base. Tied it with thin hemp cord  from Hemptique.
This is the trifold card tied, and tucked in a pocket.
The painted canvas flourish on the cover was taken from the Monarch Canvas Shapes pack. 
The silk ribbon is from a roll of ribbon I won from May Arts. I just sprayed the slightly water dampened ribbon with a little LuminArte Radiant Rain Shimmering Mist in Fern.
I hope you were inspired by my Loolah Mini today. I just love creating these little treasures.

OH!!! One more little teeny weeny tidbit. This idea popped in my head this morning while strolling the garden. And I still has time to edit my post!!! I saw a lady bug on my Azaleas. I thought to muself..Self, I make flowers!! How about lady bugs to go along with them..So I pulled out my Viva Dimensional Pearl Paint Pen “Red Pearl” and in Black Pearl. On my non stick craft mat, I placed a small red dot about the size of a real lady bug. Then I took the black pen and placed a smaller dot on one end of the red dot..When the dots were dry, I took a black Sharpie and very carefully drew a line down the middle to separate the wings and drew teeny weeny little dots on their backs...Lady Bugs!!!! To create a sense of scale, here is the smallest one shown on my fingertip.

Till next time, Color your World with a little Splash Of Color!!!!
xoxo Lisa


Sandra said...

Words nearly fail me, this is such an interesting little album with all the gorgeous ATC's, I love it a lot and its inspired me to creat something to store ATC's I've received from others. My fave thing is the ladybird, so gorgeous.

Sandi Clarkson said...

Finally made it over here to look at your adorable mini! I love that Loolah paper but mine is long gone, so it's nice to see it here! Those ladybugs are just the bees knees! You are so talented, girly!

Heather Jacob said...

so beautiful, stunning creations . I am loving the way you play with color and texture .... beautiful work x