When I first saw the kit, I knew that I was going to save a bunch of products to make myself a mini album. You see, I went to visit my Daughter and Grand-kids in Vermont, before they left for Japan....hubs is in the Army. I was able to get a few projects done before the reveal, but still had the mixed media products, and tons of paper and embellies left, so it was perfect!! I had also decided to include some goodies I purchased, and older products from my stash......I'm trying to use stuff up!! Right, as if I can use it all up in my life time!
Anyways, here's my mini....
For the cover, I used the two chipboard canvases, and layered them over each other. The larger piece was black, and I used that to my advantage....colors look much brighter on a black background. I used the stencil sand light molding paste, and then slathered on Ginger Coral and Tea Stain Color Bloom. Once dry I rubbed on a bit of the Ancient Coin Paint. I also painted the edges of the top piece, and added a piece of the 49th & Market papers. I used a grungeboard 'V' from Tim Holtz, and gessoed, then sprayed it with the above mists and Cobalt.
I layered my flowers and embellies over top, tucked in some fussy cut flowers, and then added some fun fur yarn for more interest.
I found a reproduction of an old map of Vermont, wrapped it in a piece of fabric, and then added some flowers, embellies and more grungeboard. All of my pages were distressed with Ground Espresso Ink.
This is the back side of the map page, which I folded over. The doily is the leftover from the next page, and is from my stash. I then added a piece of paper, and a few embellies.
I decided that I wanted a piece of transparency in the mini, and since I didn't have any fancy ones in my stash, I made my own. This is regular transparency that you can write on, I just stenciled over top with the gold paint and stencil from the kit. Then I addded a piece of the doily, some ephemera and glued it in an 'L' fashion, to make a pocket for the tags.
I just dated myself! LOL!! Anyways, I founf this little book at a museum we went to, and I couldn't passs it up. If you want to know how I added it in as an insert, let me know, and I'll do a tutorial.
These three pockets were made with Prima Vintage Emporium papers, I left the top open, so I could add more pics.
Two pieces of the 49th & Market Papers were glued together. I didn't add anything to this page, as I wasn't sure how I would use it. Besides I like looking at the flower.
The corrugated window, probably about 10 years old, if not more, was made into a photo pocket by layering it over a 6 x 6 paper.
Another pocket page made with the Prima papers....I had intended for the pocket to be on the side, but, ended up putting the binding holes in the wrong place....oh well!!
Love the water pump!! I added a bit of Light Patina and Green Gold Acrylic Paint, by rubbing it on with my fingers.
Another pocket page, again I left this one rather plain.
The right page is another piece of grungeboard, that I had embossed a long time ago for another project. I added a piece of paper to this side.
The left side is the grungeboard, slathered in all of the above mists, and some Coral and Gold Paint. The right side pages, are pieces cut from a bag, that my purchases at the museum, came in. I cut it down to make the two pocket pages, and added the packaging from the 49th & Market flowers as tags.
The right side page is an envelope, made with the 49th & Market papers, and I added some of the Prima papers, to make photo mats.
More pockets made with small envelopes. I stamped them and added ephemera bits from the papers.
Of course I added tags, and apparently forgot to add twine...lol!!
The inside back cover, I glued on and attached the twig with hemp cord from the kit. And then glued on some pretty velvet flowers.
The back cover, kept very simple.
I have to say that this was one of my fave kits ever! I have used up every last bit of paper, and the majority of the embellies. I am down to the alpha sticker page from the Prima papers (I'll use those when I add my pics), a couple of flowers and cork stickers. I'd say I did very well in using up this kit!! And I used up a few bits and pieces from my stash.
Hope you enjoyed!!
- July Kit of the Month - 49th & Market Vintage AArtistry Papers, Prima Vintage Emporium Papers, Prima Color Bloom Tea Stain, Prima Acrylic Paint Metallique Ancient Coin, Prima Stencil, Prima Cork Stickers, 49th & Market Rustic Barn Flowers in Large, Medium and Small, Prima Wood Icons, Prima Shabby Chic Treasures Garden, Lace, Ribbon, Cord, Buttons, Twig
- Prima Color Bloom - Ginger Coral and Cobalt
- Prima Paint - Opal Magic Green-Gold and Metallique Light Patina
- Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Ground Espresso
- Tim Holtz - Grungeboard and Grungeboard Alphas
- Golden - Light Molding Paste
- Flying Unicorn Adornments - Locks and Keys
- Anna Griffin - Stamp
- Stampendous - Stamp
- 13 Arts - Matte Coral Paint
- Petaloo Penny Lane - Mixed Blossoms Antique Beige
- Petaloo Penny Lane - Forget-me-nots in Antique Beige and Antique Rose
- Petaloo Botanica - Velvet Hydrangeas Teal
- Martha Stewart - Geometric Frames Punch
- Eyelets, Fun Fur, Twine, Fabric, Doily, Transparency, Chipboard and binding wires from my stash