Saturday, May 22, 2010

Laura's Leprechaun Journal Continued

I was able to do a little more on this mini over the last few days.

Here is the cover. I am pretty much done with it, but I may tweak it here and there.

I cut a long piece of felt that will serve as the book binding. It is hot glued to the cover in between the chipboard and cardstock. After the rest of the album is completed, I will determine how short to cut the binding before attaching it to the back cover.

I'm using this material to bind the chipboard pages of the book together.

Here I attached a 3 inch strip of the material to two pages, leaving a one inch gap between the two pieces of chipboard underneath.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Laura's Leprechaun Journal

Hi Everyone!
I am working on a new mini. I thought it would be kind of cool to post pictures of it as I work on it, to show you the process I go through. This album is for my daughter, Laura. She is OBSESSED with Leprechauns. She has had as many as 5 elaborate "traps" set up around the house and outside, trying to catch one. She sets out a trail of gold coins and Lucky Charms to lure them. I have to say, it has been working because she has caught two so far. I will post a pic of them if you are interested, lol! When I picked Laura up from school one day she begged me to take her on vacation to Ireland. She was so mad when I told her we couldn't go. Whatever happened to wanting to go to Disney?! I am making her this mini/journal to document her obsession. I know she will get a big kick out of it when she is older!

Here are the products that I am using to distress the cover.

The top paper is the before, and the bottom is after inking.

Here I heat embossed the edges. You can't really see it in the picture, but this really added a nice rough and dimensional surface.

Here is some of that Tim Holtz grunge board that I got at Tuesday morning. This stuff takes ink beautifully!

The cover is about half way finished. I will post more pictures as I go.

Laura's Leprechaun Journal