Katrina here and I am so excited for the swap with Bella Blvd. today! At first, I thought I would definitely do a layout with all that fun goodies that we received. BUT, then I started going thru my Basically Bare stash and decided that I would do a December Monthly. I know most people are talking about December Dailies, but I know there is no way that I would keep up with a daily album. (Hey, at least I know my weakness!) So, I decided to make a fun little mini out of the Tiny Tabs album and just insert a few pictures of things here and there.
I used the Christmas Wishes collection from Bella Blvd. I love the color combos and knew that it would make a fun little mini album. If you want to see the pages bigger, just click on the collage pictures!
All of these pictures are in order of the book, except for the first two which are the front and back pages. This first collage includes an acrylic button from the Buttons set, a tree from the Happy Little Trees set, and an acrylic star with some silver alcohol ink over it from the Celestial Shapes set .
These pages include a spool from the Sew Vintage set and an arrow from the Arrows set. I ran the first acrylic page thru my Cuttlebug to emboss it and then put a thin layer of Art Anthology paint in frost over it. I then ran the second acrylic page thru with a different embossing folder, used some Clover alcohol ink on it and then mixed in some of the Art Anthology paint over it.
This collage uses a felt tree top from the Happy Little Trees set for the snow that the cute little reindeer is standing on. A chipboard bird and felt wing from the Birds set. Santa is made from three of the Large Pennants. I painted a rounded canvas pennant and a V-shaped canvas pennant in Chili Powder red (Ranger/Jenni Bowlin), leaving the points of the V so that I could paint them with black paint. I then glued the round pennant on top of the V-shaped one and ran ribbon around to make a belt. I cut the scallop Large Pennant and used small pieces to make “fur” on the boots were the red and black paint meet. The acrylic page here I just left plain and decorated it front and back, but still leaving area to see thru.
In this last collage, I used the two buttons from the Buttons set to make ornaments to place on the page. I did emboss this acrylic page, but just left it clear. I liked the way it looked. I loved the penguins in the paper collection from Bella Blvd. and knew I wanted to do something fun with them. This one, I made a snow globe for him to fit in. I used the “top” from the Up, Up and Away set as my globe. I cut the rounded bottom part from a dress form in the Dress Form set to make the base of my globe.
Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out all our designers postings this week for our swap with Bella Blvd. And thank you to Bella Blvd. for the fun products to work with!
Basically Bare Supplies: Album-Tiny Tabs Embellishment Sets-Celestial Shapes, Sew Vintage, Buttons, Large Pennants, Up, Up & Away, Dress Forms, Arrows, Happy Little Trees
Bella Blvd. Collection: Christmas Wishes, plus Washi Tape and Buttons
Other Supplies: Acrylic Paint (Ranger/DecoArt); Dimensional Paint (Art Anthology); Alcohol Inks (Ranger); Twine (May Arts/Stampin’ Up); Cuttlbug; Embossing Folders (Lifestyle Crafts/Sizzix/ProvoCraft); Ribbon (May Arts/My Mind’s Eye/Unknown); Mists (Studio Calico Mr. Huey’s); Bling (Recollections); Pen-Zig Millennium; Silhouette Cameo; Adhesives (Fabri-Tac/Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L/Scotch ATG); Doily (Wilton); Modeling Paste