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Saturday, July 28, 2012

Kathy Orta's Secretary

I've been meaning to make this secretary project of Kathy Orta's for so long but I started & finished it today and I love it!

I used K&Co's Que Sera Sera paper line, Graffix black medium weight chipboard and black cardstock.

I also streamed making it (in 4 parts) and you can check out the first part here.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Authentique Miracle Girl Collection Mini Album

I recently bought a collection pack from our local scrapbook store, Shop and Crop and thought I would make a mini album out of it and this is what I came up with:

The inside pages were loosely based on one of Laura Denison's mini albums and also using Kathy Orta's Hidden Hinge binding system.

KaiserCraft Fairy Jewellery Drawers for Amelia

I've had this set of drawers sitting in my UFO (unfinished objects) stash for quite some time and finally decided to get it out and paint and decorate it for my granddaughter Amelia's 2nd birthday.

This "princess castle" as I call it came in 7 pieces and I gessoed all of the pieces first.
I then used some acrylic paints in a light pink first, followed by a layer of a deeper pink. I then used some Lumiere Halo Violet Gold and just swept lightly with a dry brush all over the pieces.

For the middle tower peak I punched a piece of cardstock using the Fiskars Scallop Sentiment edge punch and then masked that with a straight edge piece of cardstock and daubed on some Adirondak paint daubers in Pearl to give the scalloped tile look.

I then used a flourish stencil from Pebbles Accents pack and using the Lumiere Halo Violet Gold stencilled the flourishes over a few of the pieces.

Just under the tower peaks I wrapped some soft green ribbon and stuck on some half-back pearls.

I lined the drawers with designer paper and added some stickers and embellishments and voila!

I'm sure Amelia won't appreciate it just yet but I think it will last a while for her to place her special bits & pieces.