I was so honored, nervous, and excited to be asked by my friend Sherri, to make something for display at the Great American Scrapbook Convention.
I was given one of these:With this inside:
Here's my take on it -
The cut around the acrylic cut-out was driving me nuts. I had to cut it 4 times. Love the pearls from Glitz design.
I papered and painted the inside of the case too. :) The paper is Graphic45 and the paint is an Adirondack Paint Dabber in Metallic Pearl. I thought the mix of metallic and vintage was interesting.
As you probably know, I love layering. I am trying to get better at layering embellishments in with the paper. What would you call this look? Vintage, grungy, shabby? I'm not really sure.
I decided the album would focus on Sofie's birth. So here is me at 39 week preggo, and so very uncomfortable. Isn't she the cutest little bump? I took some gems from Glitz and cut them up to make a circle around her house. The rub-on in the corner is from Maya Road.
I used Thickers to title each set of pages.
This turned out to be my favorite set of pages. My hubby gave me the words for the journaling. Isn't it sweet? :)
First I used all pictures that weren't good enough shots to be used on big layouts. Then I decided to sand them down since some of them had been "aged" by my two year old looking through them. :) On the "aware" page, I pulled back the side to expose that I had painted the pages with metallic paint.
Don't you love the big yawn? This picture is out of focus, but I knew I wanted to use it somehow. The last page is the day we brought her home. I wanted to add a journaling tag behind the photo, but I put the glue on the wrong side. (Picture me rolling my eyes.) So I will re-glue it, and add the tag once I get it back from the convention.
Oh, and I machine stitched the lines on this paper so it would have a kind of quilted look. There was a moment when I was ready to throw the machine because it randomly started putting the stitches on the underside of the paper. Any idea what that is about? I really need to take a sewing class.
Thanks Sherri for giving me the project and the chance to work with all the fun supplies. :) Hope you all like.