Sunday, September 15, 2013

Progressive Mini Album Swap- Round two

I received the next album in our progressive swap (albeit ahead of schedule) and I decided to go ahead and do my pages since I was feeling in a crafty mood.  This one isn't scheduled to go out for a couple weeks but now it is all ready to when the time comes.

This album was created by Jenise from Chicago, Illinois.  I felt it had the flower/butterfly going on with Jenise's use of embellishments and papers.  Here is her album:



There are many similarities to the previous album I worked on and this may well be a familiar theme with all of them because I like the layout and the way it works for this album.  Once again I did machine stitching and ink distressing on the paper, as well as distressing on the edges to give it that vintage look I like.  The sticker lettering is from my coveted stash of Webster's Pages.  The flowers are mainly from Prima flowers except for the top one, a friend made for me out of Authentique papers.

When the flap is turned I made a verse page.  The verse is acetate, but I backed it with layered papers and more machine stitching.  Another Prima flower worked here really well.  I included 2 photo cornered matte pages in the pages.

 
I created a little pocket for 2 tags I created that Jenise can use for her journaling.

The back flap I decided to make more visual than useful.  I fancy cut a butterfly from some Tim Holtz paper, lightly colored it and stickled the heck out of it for effect.  The lace was from Webster's Pages and I added some pearl embellishments.

 
I decided to be careful not to showcase the other crafters work in my pages so as not to give away any of the element of surprise for the owners of each book.  But, when my book arrives back home to me...I will share all the pages they created for me.  This is such a great idea...I recommend it for other crafting groups out there and am looking forward to doing my own group swap with some of my friends.

2 comments:

Jenise Dotson said...

I love it. Thank you for sharing. I am so excited and can't wait to get my book back.
Jenise

Mary C said...

Love it Shelley!!