Thursday, May 26, 2011

Altered Photobook

I received this folio style photobook from my Manager Sue when she was cleaning out her stash recently or not so recently. In cleaning out my house I decided I could improve it just a bit. The fish cardboard inserts are removable.
Stamps: Everything Nice
Inks: Black Stayz On for a nice crisp image
Papers: tempting turquoise, tangerine tango, real red, whisper white (color combo taken right from the new Color Coach)
Accessories: dotted embossing folder, hearts and brackets Big Shot die, tasteful trim Big Shot die

I lined the back of both the front and back inserts with whisper white since the dotted embossed paper is not real attractive from the back side. It also allows someone to insert some journaling or a nice message.

Thank you for stopping by today!

Keep being creative, Sandy

Altered Garden Journal

OK, first of all I apologize for the sideways photo.

I had purchased this inexpensive garden journal (a few of them actually) a number of years ago, intent on altering them. It comes in a clear plastic cover with some pockets in the back for seeds. They got stuffed in a box and forgotten. Well, I am very much in the urge to purge these days.

If I had a garden that was more than flowering shrubs I might enjoy this myself. It has spots for just about all things gardening. I have neither a green nor a brown thumb but rather deer and other wildlife which find tasty treats delectible.

So I forged ahead and decided to alter this one journal for now.

I took the picture not in the plastic sleeve so you could see it more clearly.

Stamps - none
Inks - none
Papers - tangerine tango, garden green (go figure), daffodil delight, basic black and bashful blue. This is a color combo right out of our new Color Combo chart!
Accessories - tasteful trim Big Shot die, daisies #2 Big Shot die, various circle punches.

I folded the scallop edge in half and lined it up almost to the edge of the die, so it would form a scalloped edge book like binding. So clever!

Thank you for stopping by today!

Keep being creative, Sandy