Thursday, August 8, 2013

Stepping Out Of My Comfort Zone With Finnabair

Hiya folks! Tuesday and Wednesday I took three workshops with Anna Dabrowska, aka Finnabair at The Queen's Ink in Savage, Maryland. It was an amazing experience and I learned great new skills.

I want to share all my projects, but it'll be out of order. The first day workshop journal still needs a little work on front for my satisfaction, so I'll save it for later.

So onto the Wednesday morning "Imagine" collage workshop, for which we needed to bring a photo to work around. I brought a recent photo of myself and made a personal collage!

I hope you can see the green, blue and gold shimmers
on the shadowy side. Here are a few of my favorite details:

Under the watch swirly thing is a message to myself: Create, Live, Love


This little plaque says Live the life you've imagined.
 It's an extra special sentiment for me since I've recognized that 2013 has been spent
fantasizing more about finished products than actually finishing them.

Or in some cases, not even starting them. 

I learned SO MUCH in these workshops and really stepped out of my comfort zone. I've never liked getting messy and really hated the cleanup. Wow, after these two exhausting and exhiliarating days, my eyes have been opened and my mind freed to let it roll!

Thanks for visiting today. I'll share the other two workshops soon!


Thursday, August 1, 2013

Sunset Key Album

Hello hello! I want to share a custom album I made in May for a special customer who made great memories during her Key West vacation. The papers are all Graphic 45's Tropical Travelogue.

Front Cover, personalized 

Front cover detail

It's a chunky (well-embellished!) album

 More front detail

 Pages 1 and 2, with 5 tags and photo mats.
Can you see the raised fishies?

Pages 3 and 4, with 6 tags and photo mats

 Pages 5 and 6, with 4 tags and photo mats

Page 5 detail - love the stamp designs G45 uses.
This one was mounted on chipboard and the edge
detail was done with a MS 1/16th inch hand punch.

Page 6 detail. I found a variety of neat little sprays in the
wedding section at Hobby Lobby.

Pages 7 and 8

Pages 9 and 10

 Page 9 detail

Page 10 detail - I think this is my favorite page embellishment

And the back cover!

Thanks for visiting today!