As always welcome to my blog. Today I would like to show you something a little different for me. I have altered an old 3 ringed binder into a new one for my ATC Swap Cards. I have just stared to do ATC and they are fun to do and see what others have created when you get them back. I didn't have an album to put them in just the pocked and that got me thinking. I had a three ringed binder that used to have knitting patterns in. Long gone were the patterns and I kept the binder as I thought one day I might need it for something. I was right, it fitted the card pockets just perfect.
I then decided it was time to get creative and more creative than I had one before. Time to pop out of my comfort zone and get messy and boy did I get messy. This is what I come up with -
For my first attempt I'm so happy. Chippies, buttons, plaster mesh, brass embellishments, flowers, sprays and the list goes on and this is my end result.
Against the album I have placed a couple ot the ATC that I have created. Because I have used so many different things and all over the place I have decided to show the closeups and just list the products I have used.
On the inside I decided to just use White Gesso and Sprays. I also did the same on the back over.
KaiserCraft Stencil - Moroccon Lattice
Graphic 45 Brass - Lock and Key
Scraptopia - Letter Chippies
WOW - Heart Flourish Chippie
Creative - Flowers
Brass Corners from my stash
Kaisercraft paints - White, Violet, Mauve and Royal Blue
Kaisercraft Mist Sprays - Denim, Turquoise, Orange and Pink
Distress Spray Stains - Dusty Concord and Evergreen Bough
Perfect Pearls - Berry Twisted
Viva Crock Crackling Colour - Blackberry
Viva Inka Gold - Violett, Apricot and Brown Gold
Well that's it for my first attempt and I have two boys that would love me to make a boy one each. Harley wants me to do a cover for his sketch book and Riley for his journal. Looks like in between my layouts I will be doing some work for them. I have picked up a few bits and pieces at Paper Art Tarts on the weekend. More messy fun ahead.
Happy crafting and please call back as I love it when you do. xxx