Tuesday, 21 April 2015

ATC Album Cover

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. 

White Gesso
KaiserCraft Stencil - Moroccon Lattice
Graphic 45 Brass - Lock and Key
Scraptopia - Letter Chippies
WOW - Heart Flourish Chippie
Creative - Flowers

Brass Corners from my stash
Plasters Mesh
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


  1. Love it so much Brenda great effort

  2. Well this looks amazing! very creative and love the colors and all the textures.. have fun creating one for your boys!