Hello crafty friends! Its Jennifer on the blog today to share a mini album I created documenting a fun day I spent with my son last summer! To say he is a train fan is a big understatement! We followed the Union Pacific Big Boy steam train through small towns in Southern IL to St. Louis.
I thought the Train Chipboard Embellishment Shapes would be the perfect focal point for the the front of my album! I used both black and red acrylic paint to color my chipboard.
For my book, I used an all time classic: the 6x6 Regular Chipboard Album. I applied white acrylic paint to the outside edges as shown (on both sides of each page).
For the front cover, I added paint to the right half because I wanted to be able to use on of the new Mixer Stencils. Once my paint was dry, I blended three coordinating colors of Distress Oxide Ink using the 5x9 Plaids Mixer Stencil.
Using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive, I adhered my Chipboard Embellishments over the stenciled effect as shown. I then adhered patterned paper along with small embellishments.
For each page, I cut a 5 3/4 x 5 3/4 inch piece of patterned paper for my background. From there, I built on by layering additional patterns as well as embellishments. For the inside of the front cover, I usually like to reserve it for journaling about the event my book will be about.
As you can see, I like to add color as well as layers. I'm also not afraid of adding embellishments right onto my photos.
Here is another example of a page strictly for journaling. I find that it is just as important as the photos...especially if you are not able to take many photos. We were in the car a lot that day; plus, my teenage son just "loves" it when his mom takes his pictures LOL
This is the only photo I got of us together LOL He's over 6 foot tall; I'm 5ft 2 on a good day so you can barely see me.
Thank you for reading today! You can find the large variety of Chipboard Embellishment Shapes by clicking HERE! And don't forget to check out what is new with Clear Scraps while you are there! Have a great day!
Additonal products used: patterned paper, die cut shapes, chipboard shapes, brads, enamel dots, puffy letters/stars, stamps, stickers: Simple Stories; cardstock: American Crafts; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow, Tsuineko; stapler: Tim Holtz; paint: DecoArt, FolkArt; ink: Ranger; letter stickers: Jillibean Soup; sewing machine: Janome; typewriter: Brother; ribbon: Snug Hug; misc: thread, chrome book rings, hole punch.