I finished off with one of the Heidi Swapp puffy stickers from this pack and a few word strips from my box of goodies.
I also created a process video which you can see below.
I started by tearing 3 pieces of patterned paper from the Collection Pack (Seeing Stars, My Boy and Smash Bang) and layered them on the right hand side of my white background paper and then added a coat of white gesso both over the bottom of the papers (where my photo’s were going) and onto the white cardstock.
And then more colour!! Back, again, to my Distress Oxides! I was going to use LOTS of colours but then ended up using only Squeezed Lemonade and Spiced Marmalade and the packaging technique over where the gesso and stamping was.
Heidi Swapp Minc Lamination Labels
Heidi Swapp Minc Tags
Heidi Swapp Minc Chipboard Frames
Heidi Swapp Minc Alpha Stickers
Heidi Swapp Minc Pink Foil
Heidi Swapp Minc Mint Foil
Heidi Swapp No Limits Stix
Heidi Swapp Puffy Stickers
American Crafts Clothespins
American Crafts Clips
Studio Calico Chipboard Heart Stickers
Crate Paper – Maggie Holmes – “Flutter” 12×12 Paper
C’est La Vie ephemera piece
What I love about the “cover” is all the different angles and the bits and pieces poking out and around all the sides with nothing being exactly square or neat!
For this I have used 3 pieces from the Minc Tags pack and one of the AC clips. I used a combo of the pink and mint foils as well and so I am not repeating myself on every photo I have used pink foil on the mint coloured pieces and mint foil on the pink pieces 😉
The acetate tag is from the C’est La Vie ephemera pack. I have used the Minc Alphas (mint foil), one of the Heidi puffy stickers (there is another on the back as well!) and I pulled apart one of the Heidi Stix to just use the one camera.
The base here is one of the laminated tags and I very simply added in one of the AC chippy hearts.
Before I say anything else this is one of my all time absolute favourite photos of my littlest guy. I just LOVE it!! We have this in colour on our wall as a big canvas <3<3<3
For this one I have used a Minc Tag and pink foil (really hard to photograph!) for the page base. A fussy cut butterfly from the Flutter paper and another of the AC clips.
My next laminated tag, this one paired with a AC clothespin. Another of my all time faves!!
My base is one of the Minc Tags. The pink stripes are printed and then the green is foiled. I added another of those adorable AC clips here too.
I’m sure by now you have noticed that I have not at all overthought this process and kept it pretty simple from page to page. I really feel that having my photo’s in black and white and printing them all to 2″ x 3″ made making decisions so much easier!
Another of the laminated tags. I felt the florals and his gorgeous squishy face was enough for this so didn’t even bother adding anything else!
I totally and completely forgot we managed to get this photo until I printed them out for this album and oh my stars!! I should have known back then (he was 8 or 9 days old!) he was going to be my mischievous little man!! However, another laminated tag and another fussy cut butterfly from the Flutter paper. Oh, and I trimmed this photo too 😉
I had a few different ideas for these frames but really love what I ended up deciding to do!! So, this has 2 photo’s and 2 of the Minc Frames as the page base and I have simply adhered those back to back. I added another of the AC Clips as a place to hang this page from the ring and voila, done! The front has the text which is foiled in pink…..
and the back has the stripes which I foiled in mint. I will say it again, the foil is really tricky to photograph well but the mint colour is way more mint and pretty than this photo indicates!
This piece is actually what inspired me to choose the photos I chose to work with! My little family of 4! We are far from perfect but we love, we laugh and we have each other and that is enough ❤ This came from the Minc Tags set and is a minty colour and I have added pink foil. And an AC chippy heart.
And that is my album in it’s completion! I really, really love it! Mini’s are not my “norm” but sometimes it is super fun to step away and challenge yourself. I really do adore my end project and so too do my boys, so I’m calling that a win!!
I do have a video of my process and you can see that below and you will see how much I didn’t really over think the process or make it complicated.
I hope you enjoy and I hope I inspire you to get your creative on!!
Have a fantastic Monday and I’ll be back again later in the month!
Thanks so much for stopping by, until next time, happy scrapping!
Again, I’ve started with one of those super cool Ella & Viv papers, “Cardinal and Gold” to be precise and built my layout on top of that. I chose that paper because it included almost all of the colours from the mood board – the only colours missing were the pink and green but I ticked both of those boxes, one with messy mixed media and the other with, of course my Minc 😉
I used my Minc and some Gunmetal foil to create my title. I’ve used one one of the pieces from the Paper Phrases by Heidi Swapp – The Good Life – this photo is the perfect representation of my biggest boy totally in his element at a friends place helping to look after their horses.
I have used some plain vellum to back my photo tearing the edges and layering it a little.
I decided I didn’t need too much embellishing so went with some Heidi Swapp wood veneer which I made black using the same black ink from earlier and a couple of the grey rubber charms from the You Rock collection by Cocoa Vanilla Studios.
When all my layers were stuck I wanted to lift the page so watered down a little white gesso and sprinkled away.
I added my journalling & date with my Fude Ball pen and my page was done!
Another little story told and in his album and I just love that fun back ground paper and loved the challenge I gave myself to use it!
Until next time, happy scrapping!!
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