Wednesday, 19 June 2013

More of My Kaisercraft/ Prima Mini

There are quite a few pages to this mini. So instead of inundating you with a super large post with way too many details I am going to break it up into more manageable sections like I did for the cover. I will also try to share in the order they are in the book as each part is for a different place we went to in a two day period.

That being said, I forgot to take pics of the third and fourth pages :( lol. They were taken in the butterfly enclosure at Wild Life Sydney Zoo and had papers from Prima Fairy Rhymes and a couple of die cuts with some K&Co 3D butterfly stickers.
Next I made an envelope page using the Lifestyle Crafts Basic Envelope set using the largest envelope. I then used the insert as the basis to make a flip out panel that has 3 photos on one side and two on the other with a journalling spot as well. The paper flowers are from Prima with an added  resin flower (same as on the cover but pink) and some brads.
I cut the koala using a quickutz die from the Australia set (can be found on ebay). I have been itching to use this set! lol The jouranlling spot was stamped with worn lipstick. ( I will gather all my supplies and have a full list of what I can find/remember with my last post. Promise!)
As you can see a little bit in these pics I edged them with Adirondack Snow Cap paint dabber. I also did this around the blue matting. I also added a lil snow cap to the Koala to tone down the grey and because Koala's do have a lot of white in their fur  :)
Next up is a page that flips open and has a tag tucked up behind it as well. The flip pages were pics taken in the Kangaroo enclosure and in front of the Rock Wallabies.
The tabs are from Lifestyle Crafts Tab It kit, the  boarders are from a KaiserCraft stack. You can really see in this pic how each page of this album has been edged with snow cap paint and then distressed with spun sugar and worn lipstick.
The jounalling spot is is taken from the middle of another Lifestyle crafts Whimsical die (a leftover from using this die on page 2 to frame a pic). It is not actually stuck down yet, ready for journalling. The Kangaroo is another from the Australia set used for the Koala. I edged the roo with rusty hinge to make it more in line with the giant Red Kangaroo statue.
For the tag both pics are very large. You can see in the background of this pic the Crocodile in the background. Let me tell you that is one huge croc! The zookeeper told us his story and why he was there. Suffice to say he is the male version of a black widow ;) lol.

Anyway that's it for today lol. in the next installment there is a window page and another flip out book :) Feel free to ask any questions! I will answer the best I can. All cutting has been done with my trusty Ebosser.
Happy Scrappin'

Saturday, 8 June 2013

My First Mini Album with Prima, Kaisercraft and Some Distress - Front

 Hiya everyone. Sorry I have been so absentee lately, but it's been mega busy last month lol. I can finally share one of my mega projects though yay! I Don't want to inundate you with it all at once so I will start today with the front cover. First off the reason I have been waiting to post this is the recipient hadn't opened it yet! lol. Now that she has we are off and running. I probably won't be able to tell you where every little thing came from now though as I only have the pictures to go by an who wants to make detailed list and interrupt the flow of crafting?  Ok Ok I know some people do but erm... I am not that organised lol.
Well I am sure you all recognise that die! Tim Holtz' Sizzix Caged Bird die :) I added some blue flatback pearls to cover the holes. I filled the holes with glossy acccents so they would stay put. The paper on the cover is from the new Prima Divine stack cut with the Sizzix Sizzlit Ribbon Insert. I think it's my new fave die lol. Can't wait to make some cards with it :). The yellow flower on the cage is one I won from prima :) The rest are I am Roses Flowers coloured with distress stains and spritzed with home made pearl mist.
The doily dies in the background are all various Lifestyle Crafts Dies. I have the mini doilies as well as various bigger ones. Love them! The lil bird is from Tim holtz (my die cut bird was not co-operating :(...) Idea-ology Adornments. Chain is just some cheap stuff off ebay as are the jump rings.
What have I missed? The words are Thickers that started out cream. I added a couple of coats of distress stain over the top to turn them white. The lace  I got off facebook :) It was cream and I coloured it with stains. Thats the only unfinished part of the book as I ran out. I will have to buy more and colour it and send it over so the book can be finished.
So that's it the cover of my finished mini album. Quite an achievement for me as I have never finished such a big project before :) This is my DT project for Eclectic Ellapu as well as it contains plenty of 'B' items. Bird, Bird Cage, Blue, Butterfly and Bead Spray. I thought there was one more but I forget what it is lol. All cutting was done with my Ebosser.
Happy Scrappin'