Hard to believe that I'm posting two days in a row, huh? Well, I just couldn't wait to show you what I've made over the past few weeks. First, I must give credit to the most talented and imaginative Dana Gustafson of Paper Daydream for designing this beautiful album that I copied! I couldn't help it - it was just too beautiful not to make one! Of course, I tweaked it here and there - it's not an exact copy; and, I've fallen in love with bling! So, without further ado, here it is ~
There are two sheets of each design in this 8x8 block by Graphics 45 called Once Upon A Springtime. I cut a fairy out of one sheet and taped it on top of the one on the upper left with some sticky dimensional foam pieces. (I didn't realize until after I posted this photo that the cover page is angled down a bit so that in the peek-a-boo pic the girl can't be seen.)
I knew that I wanted to glitter the middle of the flowers here, but the few bottles of yellow I have are more dull than bright. My solution? I dug into the kid craft box that I keep around, and pulled out the tubes of Crayola glitter glue! I can't believe that they performed better than my "adult" glitter glue - and, it's dimensional! Then I decided to use some red on the front cover, on the flourishes on the right side.
I had a 12x12 scrapbook paper with vertical designs that I used on a lot of the edges in this project. (Of course, I forgot to see who makes it before it got glued on!) I loved how this side has pink with green dots to match the green dotty paper
Butterflies are from K & Co.
The strip on the left here has some Scribbles 3D paint on it, called Golden Brown. A few gossamer-winged butterflies on the right and a wee little fairy that I glued on the watering can to help guide it! Can and flowers are K & Co.
Blue Crayola glitter glue here. The chipboard pieces on the right were painted a color called Fog with some glitter glue brushed over them. The bling jewels on the right are from the kid box, too!
You can't see it too well, but the right side of the paper here is cut with a Martha Stewart punch and it resembles eyelet.
This back cover paper is another "no-name" that I had. I put the logos of Graphics 45 (paper) and Want 2 Scrap (Dana's design, chipboard album and bling) on stickers here to remember where I got them.
I had so much fun making this. Of course, the fairies are what sold me in the first place. I doubt that I'll put any photos in it but will just keep it as a pretty-to-look-at book! Dana, thanks so much for the inspiration!