Monday, 2 November 2015

Cupcake mini album - tutorial

Hello creatives,

Im back with my DT project for Lulupu, the theme this month is

Make a Mini

(Click here to read all challenge rules)
Special rules for this challenge:
1. Construct a mini, don't use a ready available album (example mdf album)
2. You can use any binding, any theme
3. Submit entries by 30 November, 2015, 11.55pm IST

The challenge winner will receive a goodie bag from Lulupu.

Ive made a cupcake shaped mini album and have a tutorial on creating the cover page and tips for decorating your albums.  Its not a long post, but hope it brightens up your day :)
Are you ready to get started? Here is how the cover came into being.
Step1: Using a template, cut out cupcake outlines from Simple Life Echo Park 6x6 papers. These are double sided, so you already have a background for the other side.
Step2: Trace only the base of the cupcake ( not the cream) onto vellum or acetate. Handstich the vellum to one of the cupcake cutouts, I forgot to click, but you'll understand what I'm talking about in a minute. Fill it up with sequins - gold, grey. Ive also added some star confetti.
Step5: Seal shut with double sided tape. This part is a bit tricky, but patience pays :) in the form of clean finishing. You will now have something like this ( minus eyelets and stickers)

Next step is to create the focal points for each page aka embellishments. This was by far the most enjoyable and time consuming part of the project.
Ive used crate paper open book 12x12 papers and the ephemera pack and they matched  the colour theme quite well. My two tips when it comes to embellishments:
1. Mix and match  whatever is in your stash.
2. Layering - Experiment with combining  different materials  - lace, vellum, chipboard, acetate
Some details- the clothespin holding the butterfly had been glittered using the fine tip zig pen, the pinwheel  is held together  with American crafts glitter brad, the big heart sticker has an action wobble below it and finally the little moments base comes from Maggi Holmes ephemera packaging.
Can you see gold tape peeking through some of the layers- totally in love with this tape.

Using the crop-a-dile, attach green eyelets to all the pages. Finally assemble all the pages. Here is a close up of the pages.
And the other side.

In my second post this month, I will be taking you through more details of each page.
Supplies from the Lulupu store:




Sunday, 1 November 2015

Mixed media Card Challenge - Family + Arrow

Hello creatives,

Its been a while since I posted, so I'm very thankful for your visit today. 
Its challenge reveal day at MMCC and this month, the theme is 
FAMILY + Arrows (optional)

Instead of my usual grungy look, Ive gone bang opposite with a modern feel with the gorgeous Crate Paper Open Book collection. 

This style is totally new to me, but definitely liking it and going to experiment more with these colours, collection and style.

The background has glitter stuck on embossing paste. Lots of layers and to finish off thread and sequins. My mixed media learning through this card was using different elements - chipboard, vellum while staying away from wet medium. Not bad eh?
See you all soon and Happy countdown to Christmas!


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