Sunday, February 21, 2010

Today. . .Mini Album

Here's a quick peek at a mini album I recently made.  I challenged myself to create the album WITHOUT any DP {decorative paper}. . .and if you know me. . .you know that I LOVE DP!!  So, I quickly pulled out an old favorite. . .my Ali Edwards stamps (from Technique Tuesday). . .and a new favorite. . .Crackle Paint by Tim Holtz (from Ranger).  I eventually added stamping from Papertrey Ink and Unity also.  This turned out to be a fun little project. . .something completely out of my element.  : )

I started with a Maya Road Large Tag Coaster album and covered each page with the crackle paint.  I think that the cover photo with the word 'today' on it best shows some of the cool crackle stuff.  Next, I used acryllic paint and distress inks to stamp the polka dot strips across the pages.  The edges are all inked with distress ink.  I added lots of stamped phrases and images. . .often stamping 2-3 times before reinking to add dimension.  The photos are printed with a stacked photos digi image from Katie Pertiet.  Other accents incloude a Maya Road mini envelope (for a small personal note) on the inside cover, a 'Wonderful' token placed in the window on the cover and a doiley/lace strip across the front cover.

It's a rainy day over here.  After I hit the grocery store. . .do a few dishes. . vacuum. . .start laundry. . .and help touch up paint in our kitchen {we've been painting it to make it more 'spicey'}. . .I REALLY hope to do some scrapping.  And when the sun does decided to come out (hopefully tomorrow) I hope to photography this stack of projects I've been emersed in.  ; )

Enjoy your day!

*If you get a chance. . .please leave a comment below so that I know you were here. . .just click on 'comments'.  Thanks.  : )

love, lisa


Rach H said...

I love this mini album! The tags are great- the inking and painting are great and the pictures are fabulous!

lisa westphal said...

Thanks Rach!!! : )

Kristen said...

Lisa Wow your creations are amazing!!! Just reading your music book made me cry! What a treasure all of those memories! You rock!!

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cathy said...

Lisa - you have such a great creative talent with your designs. They are awesome. Cant wait to see more. Thank you.