Monday, 20 August 2012

Altered Album

Hello blog visitors, Kirsten here.  Hope you’ve had a great weekend.  It is extremely hot here in the South-East, with temperatures reaching almost 30 degrees Celsius, which is much too hot for me.  Today, I would like to start showing you the altered album I made for the craft day at the end of July.  It’s a PaperMania chipboard album, took me almost three days to complete & I enjoyed every minute.  Direct links to all, available, products are at the end of this post.

This page was inspired by a project I saw in a magazine, (I think it was Stampers’ Sampler), ages ago, it stayed with me & provided the starting point for the album.    I blended Tumbled glass distress ink over the paper, then over stamped with Stream Adirondack ink.

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I love adding texture, I think it gives a project great ‘touchability’.  I embossed the tag & randomly blended distress ink over it & attached the scrap of lace with a fabric glue.

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Here's a close up of  the little tickets.  I stamped them with coffee Archival, coloured with Dusty Concord & Shabby Shutters DI, punched holes with my cropadile & added the bakers twine.

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More textures on this page, with torn cardboard, old book text & an embossed heart.  The key under the heart is four die cut pieces glued together with Glossy Accents, then triple, heat embossed with Stampendous’ Frantage EP. 

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The red embellishments are the inserts from the heat embossed key, I coloured them withb Fired Brick DI before stamping on them.  The letters from a tiny Hampton Art alphabet stamp set fit perfectly.

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  There's still time to enter the challenge, all the details are HERE.  We had two entries yesterday from Maeve, who attends Lisa's Maidstone class.  Maeve doesn't have a blog, so I added the photos to the Challenge page & will assign them random numbers at the end of the challenge.

That's all for today, thanks for stopping by. I hope to be back tomorrow with more of the album.


1 comment:

  1. Morning Kirsten, I love the layouts you have posted, they are beautiful. I don't know how you come up with your ideas, these are simply gorgeous and the colours are beautiful. Lots of love from Patricia xx


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