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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Shabby Chic Baby Album


Good morning everyone....hope all is well in your little corner of the world!!! I have been working so much in my yard that I have been tooo pooped to stamp!! My DH helped me clean out the rock garden this morning and we planted some moss roses. Gotta go buy more plants tomorrow.....I may have to go back to work if I don't quit buying plants!!! Anyway....

While watching Dancing With the Stars tonight I finally finished the shabby chic album I started at CHA in January....it was a make and take but I can't remember the booth. The album base which measured 12 inches by 6 1/2 inches was cardboard that was stripped of the top layer to expose the corrugated under layer....it was sprayed with several different colors of glimmer mist and some metalic spray to give it a little shimmer. The Crafty Secrets Baby Memories Vintage Cuts image was distressed around the edges and attached over the frame with glue dots. The chipboard frame was colored with Ranger Distress Crackle Paint...... Frayed Burlap was the only color I had and it really matched the paper perfectly...Woot!!!

I added flowers, buttons, twine, lace, a blingy flourish, a grungeboard flourish colored with a copic, Tattered Angel Glimmer Chips (the birds), and ribbons. I just love it when I can use up scraps and stuff that has been lying around for ages!!
The edges of the background paper were distressed, also, and the lace was scrunched up using glue.

This closeup shows the shimmer from the Glimmer Mist....

I used the other images from the Vintage Baby Cuts on the inside papers. Now I just have to wait till someone I know has a baby!!! I may have to wait for a great grandchild....that could be a few years away, I hope!!!!!

Thanks for stopping by today....have great day!!!!


11 comments:

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Hi Joan!! Is there nothing you can't do!! All your different styles and techniques are amazing. I just love your shabby chic creation!! Gorgeous details and design!! You are so talented and such an inspiration.
hugs,
Chris

Joanne (jojot) said...

what a treasure this is....and yes, I think you should save it for future grandkids or great grandkids.....how special that would be...wonderful details....has a warm, tranquil feel to it....wonderfully vintage

Kimberly S said...

Wow Joan, what a beautiful album! Love that vintage look it has, and someone will be so lucky to receive it as a gift!! :)

Joanne Travis said...

What a beautiful image of mother and child. I love all of your embellishments too, this is really fabulous!

Crystal said...

Beautiful!!!! Joan WOW!

Francie G. said...

Triple WOWZA, Miss Joan! I would not even know how to go about doing this! Fabulous! Just beautiful!

Julia Aston said...

I envy you out in your garden Joan! I've got a lot of perennials popping up but haven't gotten out there to spruce it all up yet, other than DH raking all the leaves and guck out of the beds!

This baby book is just super! what a great cover with all the papers and flowers and vintage mother and baby - this will make a wonderful keepsake for a new mother (or a grandmother!)

Shawna said...

Beautiful Joan! You are so talented!Thanks for sharing this fantastic baby book.

Chriss Blagrave said...

Love all of the details that you put into this Joan! The distressing, colours, ribbons, gems and frames and those flower centers, oh my!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Beautiful baby album and I like the vintage feel of this. A very thoughtful gift indeed!

Lori McCroskey said...

Wow. Wow. Wow. That is beautiful!