Monday, March 9, 2009

Sugar & Spice Mini Album (Front Cover)

This is the front cover of my Sugar & Spice mini album. I've used Clear Scraps acrylic flower album to create this album.

Here are the steps for the front cover.

1) The first piece of the acrylic flower album is a circle acrylic piece. I've used the "Masking using Acrylic Paints on Acrylic" technique to create the white scallop edges on it. Before removing the masking template, I've used a quote stamp and green solvent ink to stamp all over it.

2) Cut the photograph in an oval shape and paste it to the cover from behind. This means the acrylic piece is on top of the photograph.

3) Add a felt frame to frame the photograph from the front of the cover. Dress it up with liquid pearls.

4) Cut out some flowers from pattern papers and ink it's edges with distress ink. Paste it randomly around the frame. Add some pieces of mesh under it to add more textures to it. I've used some glossy accent to create a wet and fresh look around the flowers.

5) Punch two holes on the lower left of the frame and tie a paper ribbon on it. Add a small wooden clothes pin on it to hold a word sticker which I've matted it with a card stock.

6) Print the word "sugar" from the computer and cut it out. Ink it's edges with distress ink and attach it to the cover using foam adhesives. The "&" is a chipboard piece and the word "spice" are done using some rub-ons.

Isn't this simple? It might look complicated but it's actually very easy to do. Hope you all like this first tutorial on that mini album.

Sources: Clear Products: Clear Scraps acrylic flower album; Card Stock: Bazzill; Pattern Papers: Basic Grey; Inks: Ranger Distress Ink, Tsukineko Staz On; Stamps: Norsk Stempelblad AS; Rub-Ons: Luxe Designs; Chipboards: American Crafts Thickers; Others: Magic Mesh, Ranger Liquid Pearls,Ranger Glossy Accents, Making Memories Acrylic Paint, Blueyedezines Fetalicious frames, paper ribbon, clothes pin, Zip Dry, Helmar glue, Glue Dots and other adhesives.

17 comments:

Tereza Crump aka MyTreasuredCreations said...

love the masking...great idea and beautiful album!!

luv2createscraps said...

Just came across your blog...beautiful work!

PattiM said...

Yep, your album is gorgeous all the way through. Thanks for the tutorial, it's easy to understand.

Hugs,

PattiM
(Pattie's passion)

I Scrap So All Moments Are Remembered!!

Zarah said...

Wow... That's gorgeous!

Esther " ScrapTea" said...

ow wow.

i like the masking...

sandra47 said...

Magnifique et les 2 modèles sont tellement mignons !!!!!!!
Bizzzzzzzzz

crapette said...

wouhaaa superbe...je suis fan de ton scrap
bises de france
crapette

Tammy said...

This is soo adorable! I really must buy this album now. I'm mini album challenged but you make it sound so easy. Love those flowers!! Very creative on the scallop!!! You rock as usual!!

Jane said...

Simply gorgeous Irene!!!!

Jane said...

Simply gorgeous Irene!!!!

Penny B. said...

GORGEOUS!! I especially love the masked scalloped edge!

Beth Norman said...

This is truly a stunning layout!!

Paulien van den Bosch said...

Oh wow Irene.... Thank you for this tutorial....
Love part 1.... that gorgeous cover!!!!

Iphinoé said...

c'est magnifique !!!!j'aime beaucoup !!!!

Inger Marie said...

Wow this LO is gorgeous :)
Alle the detailes are so lovely
Hugs from Inger Marie

LaY hOoN said...

beautiful !!

Starr said...

Gorgeous design, love all the little details.

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