I haven't posted anything on here in ages! I haven't been crafting too much though, besides some cards and a half finished December Daily..until this! My brother asked me to draw him & I agreed because it's one of my "26 Before 27" goals. (See my blog for details: http://pinkpugink.blogspot.com/2011/04/26-before-27.html )
I definitely want to start drawing more! I'd love to hear what you think!
I'm putting this project here because some of the pages were cut out from cardboard, but if the mods feel it belongs in the scrapbook layouts, feel free to move it!
To make the album, I simply cut the cardboard & overlays to the size I wanted. I added paper & sanded the edges, then added photos & embellishments. Two binder rings hold it together.
Journaling says: "Cinnamon is my lil' love pug because he was born, just for me, on February 14, 2009. He's the best gift I've ever received!"
Journaling says: "Anytime I feel sad, I just look at my lil' monster & I feel better. I wake up with a smile, cause he's licking my face. He makes me laugh when he eats things like grass or dust. I love falling asleep, with him snoring beside me. <3"
Journaling says: "I love how I can always tell what he's thinking because of the look on his wrinkly face."
Here's what I used to make it: Colorbok photo mats, paper & labels; Collage Press cardstock; Making Memories ribbon & button; Hambly overlays; My Mind's Eye paper; Martha Stewart punches; Fiskars punches; & the rest is from the dollar sections of Joann's & Target.
This was my first time making a mixed media book, & there's several things I would have done differently but I think it came out alright for a first try. Questions, comments are welcome.
I finally took pictures of my matchbox. I wanted it to have a vintage feel to it, since I've been obsessed with that lately. The only matchbox I had was way too small for the image I wanted to use so I modified this template to make it 2x3: http://www.ruthannzaroff.com/mirkwooddesigns/matchbox.htm.
The rose & tag are attached with foam dots so they stand out.
The top has an eyelet with a loop of ribbon to make it easier to slide open.
When you slide the matchbox open, you see:
Back & side of inside part:
Both parts together:
Ok, enough teasing..what's behind the curtain, you ask?
The surprise is that the outside is nice & the inside is naughty!- something you'd never suspect was hiding in such a mellow package.
Not really sure what to call this...all 5 houses are attached in the back with black card stock, making them a sort of 'accordian/ fence' type thing..it was definitely inspired by Phizzy's inchie houses but I think I've succeeded in making it a little different.
The base is cardboard. I inked the edges of the paper & then used rub ons, stickers, pen & a tiny 'rhinestone' to decorate. I also made some inchies while making this:
What do you think? & any suggestions as to what I can call this will be much appreciated.
Does anyone know of any thrift stores in Middlesex County that sell more than just clothes? I've read so many posts on craftster where all you guys find books & even furniture in thrift stores...those don't seem to exist by me!
I noticed a lot of Craftster users find awesome things in thrift stores, but the ones I know of only sell clothes. Does anyone live in the Northern Jersey/NY area and know of any thrift stores that sell books or furniture or anything besides clothes?
My mom collects crosses, which she hangs on a wall in her living room, so for her birthday one of the things I wanted to get her was something to add to her wall. I went to my favorite store (Dollar Tree!) & found a wooden cross which I guess they had since Easter is coming up? I couldn't get that great pictures of it, but here's how it turned out:
All I did was find some sheetmusic for a hymn online, which I then printed out & "yellowed" with tea, then I used ModPodge to stick it on the cross. & then I used black acrylic paint to paint the back & the edges. The edges are intentionally sloppy like that. I think it adds to the charm. Then I just cut out a heart & wrote a Bible verse (from which the hymn was based on) on it & glued it on.