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.