I recently spent a long weekend scrapping with some wonderful (and talented) friends. Of course, I packed my Swirlydoos Kit! and I tossed a Memory Hardware album into the case, thinking that the Wild and Free papers were perfect for a mini. This was a "make it up as you go along" project that, thanks to Heather Thompson's offer of matching journaling cards, some additional chippies from Maggi Harding and a couple of sheets of black cardstock (I seem to have needed more than two pieces) from Billie Frey, quickly morphed into this.
I began by going around all of the edges with the Butterfly Spells Sparks paint that came in the Mediums Kit. When it was completely dry, I used several layers from the Cardstock Add-On to mat the pretty papers that I selected for the covers.
And now for the inside...
More matting and a journaling card make a good start (I just love the rose gold foil that appears throughout the papers!); the reverse side of the Cosmic Love and Lights sheet makes a pretty background for a few of the chipboard pieces and a butterfly icon from the Main Kit.
Another reverse side - Into the Wild - was used for the next two pages. The chipboard butterfly was treated with the Sparks paint and given a pretty middle using the Nailhead stickers from the Embellishment Kit. On the opposite side, I've created a small waterfall with cardstock and more of the journaling cards.
I used both sides of the Everyday You papers (this is why it's such a good idea to order the Pattern Paper Add-On!) here: the front side is full of cut-apart images and the back is so, so pretty! The flowers (from the Flower Add-On) and the chipboard feathers were all treated with the new Finnabair Metallique Waxes that came in the Mediums Add-On. I created a pocket with a bit of the Cosmic Love paper, embellished it with a few of the cut-aparts and Prima trim from my stash and filled it with a few journaling cards.
This one's pretty simple - a bit of Magic faces this sweet lady sitting on a die-cut doily.
This is the center of the album. I decided to create facing pages with pockets from the Into the Wild sheet, embellished with die cut borders and wood butterfly icons and filled with a few more journaling cards.
The rest of the album actually mirrors the first half. Here, I've used the same simple design, using a chippie to match the sentiment on the journaling card.
These flowers are actually pieces of various Prima trims with a bit of vines cut from glassine using the April Die of the Month. I've created the pocket from the Let's Be Adventurers sheet.
A few fussy cut pieces of paper and a bit of chipboard from the Embellishment Add-On face a sideways fold-out.
My last pages - again pretty simple with some more of the cut-aparts and one more journaling card.
Even though I kept embellishments to a minimum, I ended up with an album a bit too "fat" to shut, so I took some of the twine from the Project Kit and wrapped it around the book before covering the back and sides with paper. And now, time to embellish - with the corrugated heart from the Main Kit that made me think of this album in the first place and these gorgeous 49 and Market flowers from the Flower Add-On.
*Swirlydoos April 2017 Wildflower Kit*
Prima - Wild & Free Collection - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - Cosmic Love & Lights
Prima - Wild & Free Collection - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - Everyday You
Prima - Wild & Free Collection - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - Into the Wild
Prima - Wild & Free Collection - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - Let's Be Adventurers
Prima - Wild & Free Collection - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - Let's Be Wild
Prima - Wild & Free Collection - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - Pretty Little Notes
Creative Embellishments - Laser Cut Chipboard - Nested Squares
Darice - Mini Laser Cut Wood Shapes - Butterfly Theme - 45 pcs
Darice - Sturdy Corrugated Cardboard Cut Out Shapes - Heart - 3.75"
*Swirlydoos April 2017 Cardstock Add-On*
Core'dinations - 12 x 12 Textured Cardstock - Nightfall
Core'dinations - 12 x 12 Textured Cardstock - Concerto
*Swirlydoos April 2017 Flower Add-On*
Prima - Wild and Free Collection- Flower Embellishments - Precious Stone
49 & Market - Vintage Shades Collection - Handmade Flowers - Cerise
49 & Market - Vintage Shades Collection - Handmade Flowers - Cerise Bouquet
*Swirlydoos April 2017 Embellishment Add-On*
Mark Richards - Metal Stickers - Nailheads - 3mm - Round - Gold
Creative Embellishments - Laser Cut Chipboard - Distressed Chicken Wire Border
*Swirlydoos April 2017 Project Add-On*
Prima - Wild and Free Collection - Flower Embellishments - Lost Meadows
Darice - 100% Hemp Cord - Vintage Green / Purple
*Swirlydoos April 2017 Mediums Add-On*
Prima - Finnabair - Art Alchemy - Sparks Acrylic Paint - Butterfly Spells
Ranger Ink - Adirondack Acrylic Paint Dabber - Gold Metallic
Prima - Finnabair - Art Alchemy - Metallique Wax - Aged Brass
Prima - Finnabair - Art Alchemy - Metallique Wax - Bronze Age
*Swirlydoos April 2017 Die of the Month*
Sizzix - Tim Holtz - Thinlits Dies - Wildflowers
Creative Embellishments - Laser Cut Chipboard - Monarch Butterfly Set
Creative Embellishments - Laser Cut Chipboard - Feathers
Prima - Wild & Free Collection - 3 x 4 Journaling Cards
Prima - Wild & Free Collection - 4 x 6 Journaling Cards
Prima - Trim - Posey
Prima - Trim - Magnolia
Advantus - Tim Holtz - Idea-ology Collection - Kraft Glassine
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