Monday, February 21, 2011

Life is a Picnic

Anyone ready for Spring and a picnic??? I am ready and have the menu planned, all I need are photos of the fun event. This album was inspired by Laura from Following the Paper Trail.  She is a terrifically talented paper artist, but, she never uses her cricut!!!  I say, isn't that why we have our cricut, so we don't have to cut by hand!!!  So, with this album, I used her idea and incorporated my expression into the project.  I am super pleased with the results.  Cartridges used were Doodle Charms, Block Party, Just Because Cards and Potpourri Basket.  There are lots of these images on many carts.  
On the cover I used purchased silk flowers and a button of a ladybug.  All elements are tags that open with places for journaling.  I did add a cover element, this was a stamp that makes a basket, I inked it and added primas plus a bumble bee button to give it some interest.  I added glossy accents to the ants on the grass pockets, to resemble the shiny aspect of real ants.  Each page also has a pocket for two 4x6 photos.  Mats on the backside of each page are 4x6 printed paper of ants on a table cloth.  I have added Tim Holtz distressing inks on the basket for detail in vintage photo and on the mats and every where else that I think needed it, peeled paint, to resemble grass stains.  Along the way are a few embossing folders and Stickles where needed.  Fabric for hanging out of basket and the main cover of mini album is a baby blue cotton blend gingham, cut with pinking shears, to prevent unraveling.  This was such a fun album to make, my second from FTPT.  I am contemplating which one next??? Thanks for looking.  



























12 comments:

  1. Wende, this turned out really cute. Awesome job. Makes me wish it was summer time NOW.

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  2. OMG...that is the Cutest thing EVER! You put so much into the details and it shows. Just Fabulous!!!!!!!

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  3. Wende you did an awesome job. I especially love the hot dogs on the grill. Too cute!!!! Looks like it took forever to make. Love it.

    Sherry-quiller

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  4. Wende you did a fabulous job on this mini. I love all the wonderful details, especially the ants :) INCREDIBLE!!!

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  5. OMG just so gorgeous love love love it. Well done my friend. Now I have to do mine I love it so much. FANTASTIC can't wait to see your next project. xoxoxo

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  6. Wende you did such a great job on this. Yea for the cricut. love the cherry pie. You have inspired me to do one.
    Suez

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  7. Oh Wow Wende! This is awesome! I love your tags...the bottles and the food...and the ANTS! How stinkin' cute! This is cool even without pictures. :)

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  8. OMG!!! Wende, this is fabulous!!! All the work you had to have put into this -- and the outcome made it all so well worth it!!!

    I just love it; fantastic job!

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  9. I have given you the Stylish Blogger Award. So in order for you to accept this award you need to pass the award onto another 8 stylish blogs and list 8 things about yourself, so left the fun begin. Love Scrappingjoy from www.joyofscrapping.blogspot.com

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  10. ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL!!!! I just love your album, you did a great job!

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  11. OMG, Wende --- that's an album??? It's absolutely awesome!! What a lot of work that went into that.

    You better enter that in some contest(s)!!! :-)

    p.s. love the li'l ladybug you added :-)

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  12. I love all these! What talent you have, girl!

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