I have been neglecting my poor blog lately. I’ve still been crafting but have been busy and haven’t taken the time to upload pictures of what I’ve been doing. Trying to get better about posting much more regularly. So what have I been up to lately? Let’s see…. I created a chipboard album lined with paper from the Rhona Farrer collections. I just covered the chipboard with paper from the line, added some pockets and did a little bit of sprays on the paper. I’ve also been doing a lot in my Smashbooks. I am not sure why but I’ve had renewed interest in them as of late. I’ve been watching various people on YouTube and I guess it has inspired me to work in mine more.
My most recent project was a chipboard mini album of me and my best friend. The photos in the album are all pictures from my early 20s with him. I just took a chipboard album, covered every side of it with white cardstock and had fun playing with paint. I saw this bright lime yellow paint and a turquoise in the store and just had to pick it up. I felt like I knew I wanted an album with a messy paint background and decided to go from there. I made the album pretty simple. I just smeared paint everywhere. Some pages I used stamps to create a bit of texture. I also went back and used various stencils on each page outlined in black just to add more to the backgrounds. The papers I used were from Amy Tangerine or the DCWV paper pad “Glam.” I did wrinkle, crimple, and mess up some of the papers to give a distressed, punky feel. I like the way it turned out. It’s nothing elaborate and I used small, simple embellishments. It was a fun diversion from some of my longer crafting projects.
Here’s some photos of the album.
This isn’t the entire album but the majority of the pages…for some reason a couple of them would not upload no matter how much I tried. Do you guys add paint or other elements to your scrapbook pages? I think it’s fun to bounce between traditional paper pages and those that add paint or other elements.