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Thursday, May 13, 2010

Blue Butterfly gratitude journal

It's been REALLY quiet on the net, so I have used this downtime to get a fresh range of products ready to list.
Still on the gratitude journey I have created a different book again.
 I loved the previous ones with the tags, but deceided to do one that was not too bulky this time.
So trusty clear stamps to the rescue- Kaiser crafts journalling blocks are perfect for this kind of book. I stamped them throughout each collaged page (the papers were from Grace taylor- Grants archival range).
I wanted to try out a different kind of tag holder so i found a lovely 2crafty chipboard corner swirl which I partly adhered so it could hold the tags.
Couldn't help but add a few more stamped butterflies-instead of just one colour ink I used a combination of blue and purple which were really pretty and cut the harshness of the image.
You can probably notice the shine on the butterflies?- thats glossy accents from Ranger as well as a tiny squirrel of kindy glitz. 
The flowers were misted using crafty notions spray as well as glimmer mist for that lovely pearly sheen.
This album will be lucky to make it out of my collection- it could be a keeper?!


Deni said...

Thats just so beautiful Leonie
I luv it I have just started on my journey of making Mini albums!
I have tried the 12 x 12 scrapbooking but I didn't click too well with that!
This mini albums thing I luv!!!!
I will keep an eye on your ebay for the stamps!!!
I have 2 lots of the clear ones, butterflys! they are my fav at the lots to learn right now!

Leonie said...

Thanks Deni- like you i am more into the mini albums- arnt they so much easier to do?
I like also that they are finished quicker!
I must admit to mostly doing 12x12's when I have a mass of photo's I want to get them out of the way quickly.
I do love stamp it but yes acrylic stamps are my favourite- theya re so much easier to clean dont you think? Specially when i am lazy and leave them for a day or 2 to clean up- :-) LOL.
Most of mine are prima ones from the usa kaisercraft and i must admit some cheaper ones from spotlight- gotta luv a bargain!!

Deni said...

i have not had a lot of experience with stamping, cleaning the acrylic ones seem easy!
learning not to press too hard is another!
I have made 2 mini albums and cant wait to make some more, I really loved making those!
At the Kaiser craft store they have some wonderful bargain bins and I have 3 more to make now, they also have papers for 80cents double sided! I want to go all the time lol
Lots of specials!!!!