Friday, November 30, 2007

More acrylic fun

I finished up another acrylic album today, this one's for a class I'll be teaching in January. This is a ready-made album - much less work :) The theme for this one is Things I Love. Paper is the new Loveland collection from Scenic Route along with their Black Labels rub-on transfers, hearts are Heidi Swapp. Rubber stamps are from the new Inque Boutique collection. Printed transparencies are the Vintage Patchwork sheet from Hambly. Very fun products to work with!!!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Ear plugs and goggles

My ears are ringing! The sandblasters are outside and is it LOUD! All the windows are covered in black tar paper and it's like living in a cave!

I just have to remind myself that we'll have a nice pretty house in the end.

Warm Thanksgiving wishes to everyone from all of us here in our "naked" house!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

A really fun new project

I've been working on a very fun new project - an acrylic album made by myself from "scratch." I purchased acrylic sheets from the local hardware store and cut them to size. I also incorporated clear transparency sheets and some very beautiful Hambly transparencies. If you'd like instructions for this project, you can check out the Scrap Rally section of 123-scrap.

Here's the finished album. I love how you can see little peeks of all the pages behind.

And the cover by itself. Mostly clear so the first page shows through.

This is the first page.

Here you can see that I used a half-sheet transparency on the right.

The acrylic pages with transparencies really show the multi-layers.

The page on the right is a Hambly transparency.

I used a lot of stamps and rub-ons on each page.

The last two pages.

I can't wait to make more of these albums!! TFL!

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Carving the modern way

Gone are the days of hand carving - enter the saber saw. Oh my gosh - what a difference a little electricity makes!!! Cutting out the large areas and taking off the top were a breeze! Matt is bah humbug about pumpkin carving these days, not cool, not cool. So, I had fun all by myself and created this monster masterpiece. Not my most detailed work of art, but it was fun.