Today (well tonight, 10pm Perth time actually!!) I am here to share with you my cover and first page of our December Daily 2014 album.
I managed to score myself one of the actual DD albums Studio Calico offered in their kit last year from a local who didn’t use hers. And for an absolute bargain! It was perfect for what I wanted as I was after something that was predominately raw chipboard with either red or teal. Red it is 😉
I didn’t take a before pic at all but I did take progress pics as I changed it up. It went from a gorgeous embossed chipboard design with a red fabric spine to a stunning GOLD, yes gold!!, album with a red fabric spine and I LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!
Here are my progress shots of the transformation
This was after the 1st coat on both the outside and inside with the white. All I did was found some scrap paper, pinched some of hubby’s masking tape and taped the paper to the red fabric strip. The inside was a little more difficult but I also used an extra bit of board to hold up in front of the rings to avoid painting them.
Onto the GOLD!!
It was really rather scary removing that tape but as I saw the tape come off and a very definitive line form along the gold as it bumped up to the red my heart soared!!
And one GORGEOUS GOLD (I love it!!) album!!
And I couldn’t just stop there though!! I did a little decorating on the front – almost as soon as my kits from The Stamp Spot hit my hot little hands in fact!
I have previously shared this little sneak peek, that charm is super cute!! But here you go with the front cover.
All the bits are from my kits I received from Michelle and WOW! those kits are jam packed full of delicious goodies!!
Next up that I created was over cover page for the album. Again, most of the bits are from Michelle at The Stamp Spot but I have added a couple of things and used my sewing machine to stitch down the 2014 – I love stitching on paper!
Well, that is it for me for tonight!! I hope this super photo heavy post has seen you through to the end. Keep an eye out both here and on Michelle’s blog here as you will see intro’s and foundation pages going live over the next little while. In fact there are some intro’s and foundation pages up from some of the other awesome girls on the team already!! Happy reading and happy scrapping!!
Till next time,
7 replies on “Finally, I share my album cover and front page!!”
Wow! The work that you put into your album shines through. It's awesome!
It looks so beautiful, the red with gold is stunning.
Melinda this is just gorgeous ♥
It's begining to look a lot like Christmas! Lovely foundation to start with Mel.
This is stunning Melinda. Can't wait to see more 🙂
I just love your gold album- a brave move that paid off! 🙂
Wow! Your album cover is gorgeous 🙂