Life with Wonky Windows and Spring Jubilee25 April 2012 | By Veronica in Birds, Dress Forms, Mini Albums & Journals, Uncategorized
Hi Everyone, Veronica here! This is my first post as a Basically Bare Design Team member and I am so thrilled. I first saw all the fabulousness that is Basically Bare a year ago at CHA in Chicago. Their booth stopped me in my tracks; I couldn’t believe all the mixed media albums and embellishments! I love making minis, and more than that, I love making mini’s with a mixture of chipboard, acrylic, canvas and envelopes. So when I was accepted into their talented design team I was and am so excited.
I chose to use the Mixed Media Wonky Windows Albums. I love all the different open “windows” in this book and thought it would be great to use it with my Pink Paislee Spring Jubilee collection. I had so much fun making this album, I stamped the canvas page, I embossed the acrylic page, I sanded the chipboard page – and I loved all the peek-a-boo windows.
I always get inspired by color and pattern and the Pink Paislee “Spring Jubilee” collection has all that in abundance. I love the turquoise, yellow and pinks in this collection and there were plenty of birds and butterflies to work with. I was in a creative mojo heaven.
I also used the following Basically Bare embellishments on my album, along with many techniques, one of which was painting and coloring. I used the Kuretake Zig fabricolor and the Painty fx pens for that.
Canvass and Felt Pieces – Dress Me Up Clothes
Cardboard and Chipboard Pieces – Dress Me Up Dressforms
Stack-a-Bellies – Acrylic Chipboard and Felt Pieces – Birds
Bare Basics – Canvas Chipboard and Felt Pieces – Blossoms and Leaves
Signature Series – Chipboard and Felt Pieces – Fanciful Frames Set
I can’t say enough about my stash of Basically Bare albums and embellishments, I love playing with them and I hope I have inspired you to play with them too!
On this canvas page I used the Kuretake Painty White pen to make circles as a pattern on the background.
The album came with an acrylic page, so I cut the page in half, cut into banner shape and ran it through my embossing folder
Here is the back side of that banner. In order to for the embossed pattern to show I used a stazon pad to run lightly across the pattern. Then I embellished the banner on both sides. Look at my cute canvas leaf. I love canvas
The Spring Jubilee paper is so pretty I didnt want to cover it up
Love this window page. I love how you can see the other side
Since whatever you put on the window page in the front, you need to shadow the same embellishment on the back so it is cohesive
The Dress form is one of FAVORITE Basically Bare embellishments
The covers of the album were painted with both yellow and white Kuretake Painty FX pens. Then I used a shiney finish to paint over the chipboard. After it dried, I embossed it using a circle background stamp. The finishing touch was the rub on from Pink Paislee.
Thank you so much for joining us today!!