Sunday 26 February 2012

Back from the "dark" ness...Album Tutorial Part II

I did not mean to "go dark;" sorry to have been absent for so long! Lots going on in the last month. BUT! I'm back on the blog-track, and eager to share some of the lay-outs I created during my annual scrap-booking retreat with my scrappy girlfriends in Milwaukee, WI. This happened at the end of January, and I was able to fly down to the USA to join in the fun.
My project for the weekend was to scrapbook photos from our vacation at our cottage in Prince Edward Island, Canada, last summer.

I had lost of fun with a Close to My Heart paper pack called "Elemental," the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge (also from CTMH) as well as one called "Go Canada!" and lots of twine from The Twinery...
Here is a close up of the featured photo:
I wanted the page to reflect the layers of red rock, sand, seaweed and water in the photograph. I used some "crinkle" and "pearlescent" papers from Wausau Paper's Creative Collection (made in Neenah, Wisconsin!) amongst my layers of kraft and patterned paper.

Here are some details of the embellishments. The awesome laser-cut wooden starfish is from Close to My Heart (item Z1693); I used quilling paper to make the sand dollar. The chipboard shapes are also CTMH. The "caribbean" twine was easy to adhere using Glossy Accents glue--just draw your swirl with glue, then lay down the twine.

Here is the companion page. I was able to finish my project (over 30 pages in the album) in the one weekend by using pocket pages for every other page or so. This allowed for inclusion of LOTS of photos, room for journalling, and I saved time by NOT agonizing over making every single page a work of art...

I'd like to share some more pages in the next week--hopefully you will enjoy them!