A box of albums

I just sent off a box of albums and cards to my Clear Scraps peeps...hopefully they'll like 'em and use 'em at their tradeshows in the near future :) I know I had an immensely FUN time playing with some of these new Clear Scraps albums...and the goodies that came with them this time - Staz-on Ink, Magic Mesh, Glitz Designs jewels, and Basic Grey Paper (Yummy!)

Here's a sample of what I've just finished:
ETA: This birthday calendar is going into the Jan '09 issue of Handmade Magazine :)
This calendar is actually 2 8x8 tabbed albums (I needed 6 tabs) but with the covers from only one. I wanted to use a Doodlebat font that I had do the pages inside but I couldn't get it to print out in 310 size - LOL. So, the inside pages are Hybrid. The month and numbers are computer font (Smiley monster) and the swirly stamp is Autumn Leaves, and the lines are hand doodled using a Crafter's Workshop template. A little more labour-intensive than my norm, but I like how it turned out :)

Then, this dog-bone album about my Beagle/Basset Hound Bean. On this album I played and played :) I used all kinds of paint and ink...I used Magic Mesh and KI Lace Cardstock as masks (both on patterned paper and straight onto the acrylic)...I used my Bind-it-all machine to put the album together...I used Staz-on ink straight from the ink pad and also with the cute little ink dauber. And, I used Mod Podge on acrylic. Worked like a charm!! Over ink, paint, even directly onto the acrylic! (ETA: This album has been removed from my blog to be considered over at ClearAlbums.com)

An Easter Tag: This was my experiment with modpodge. I used staz-on ink to ink the chick, acrylic paint on the front (white) and back (yellow) of the Clear Scraps tag, a pink sharpie to doodle the border and colour the flower. I painted the white first, stamped the chick and then scraped the paint out of the center of the chick revealing the yellow paint on the back of the tag.

My Faith Album. The colours on this came together so easily with Basic Grey's Blush....but the journaling took some work...My faith is very personal and it's so hard to put in to words sometimes...especially in such a public forum as a blog/gallery/magazine (?) so I kept it pretty simple...with verses that mean something to me and which are the basis of my faith.


Koibito said...

VERY cool:) I love them all, lol.


Maria said...

I love all of these - that calendar is unreal though - SO COOL! Love that you ran the bone one through your bind it all - smarty pants :-)

Estir_BunE said...

You have some amazing talent! We are very fortunate to have you with us at KC!

Jennifer Roach said...

Awesome projects Cathy. My fav. is the date book....LOVE it!

Heidi said...

Beautiful work! I especially like your dog bone album~.

Pearl Maple said...

Followed your link from Crafter Beths, you have a delightful blog and your mini books are fabulous.