If you've hung around this blog for a while...or have taken some of my classes or workshops, you've probably figured out that I love me a good grid design. And, based on responses I've gotten, so do a lot of you!
My creative muse thrives on balance and symmetry and grids offer both. Plus, working on small surfaces allows for "trial size" design...always a fun way to create lots of little vignettes, all on one page or cover.
So, today, I've got three grid based projects for you.
All three are "I Start, You Finish" albums...which means that I've either created the album or started with one already made and have completed a cover and spine for you. Then, you get to finish the inside...add your embellishments, papers, photos and stories. Perfect!
This is a fabulous way to get a theme and color scheme going...and still allows for lots of your own design input and creativity. As I like to say, great teamwork!
Here's what I have...
Nine wondrous windows form the base of this beautiful shades of white album. Each window features richly layered, cool embellishments such as painted metal charms, a painted metal gate, molded flowers, layered chipboard pieces, appliques, lace and hand dyed cheesecloth. The backgrounds of each window are fabulous pattered papers, all shabby and vintage in style...all wonderfully coordinated with the embellishments. At the top of the windows is a large flourish and decorative metal button.
(If you click on the photo, you should get an larger image...and see the details.)
I've called this one "Blessed" because it just spoke of fullness and joy. Consider it for a general gratitude album, or for a wedding, bridal shower or anniversary. Or, finish it for a dear friend or family member who loves your made by hand creations.
I love the little clock knob...so sweet!
The album itself is a 14 x 9 1/2" chipboard three ring binder. The binder comes with 10 clear protective sleeves and I also added an assortment of pages...watercolor paper, artist canvas, Canson pastel paper, and music paper. Of course, there's room for you to add some of your own papers, too.
The spine is finished with five fabric yo-yo's...a perfect vintage and shabby look!
This album is a wonderful piece to display on a shelf or coffee table.
Included with the album is a wonderful pack of assorted coordinating embellishments, trims and papers for your creating pleasure...and they will definitely bring lots of pleasure. I've included some beautiful crocheted trims, wide lace and a vintage styled crocheted button trim...MOP buttons crocheted onto a trim...a gorgeous edge for a page. This trim is no longer available and extremely hard to find...the piece included in the pack is from my personal stash :).
This one of a kind piece of art and embellishment/trim pack can be yours for just $115, plus shipping (within the US, please...sales tax included in shipping for AZ residents).
Just click on the Buy Now button below to order this special album.