Friday, July 29, 2011

Acetate/Acrylic Summer Mini Album ~ Stuck On U Sketches and Creative Cuts and More Summer Mini Album Blog Hop

I wanted to show you the 3-D effect here!  Look at those water droplets, they look like they are floating!!

Happy Friday everyone!!!!  Welcome and thank you all for stopping by today.. 
We have a Summer Mini Album Blog Hop going on over at Stuck On U Sketches sponsored by Creative Cuts & More ...  and we are going to have so much fun!!   I hope you can pick up a few good ideas on how to scrap some of those wonderful photos you've taken this summer..  Each of the Design Team Members from Stuck On U Sketches and Die Cut Divas (which is the official blog for our sponsorCreative Cuts & More) have put together some amazing Summer Mini Albums for this hop..  I also want to mention that Creative Cuts & More has so graciously provided each of us some goodies of our choice for this hop!!
  A BIG THANK YOU to Creative Cuts &More owner Terry!!!!
 I also want to show you the prize Creative Cuts & More is giving away to one lucky person who followers all of the rules and completes the hop before Midnight, July 31, 2011 Eastern Time...
Here's the prize!

Wow, look at all of the possibilities here!!!!

Okay, lets get started...  
You should have "hopped" over here from Die Cut Diva's Design Team Member Dawn Lotharius..
 
If you didn't, you may want to head on over to SOUS (StuckOnUSketches) to be sure to start from the top!!  You won't want to miss any of the albums we created today.  Today's hop is all about SUMMER and Creative Cuts and More has a lot of albums perfect for all of your summer activities... so be sure and check that out after you finish the hop!!!

Now, for my Summer Mini Album, I decided I wanted to make an acetate/acrylic album... I've never done one, but have wanted to try one for a while now...  So I chose the 6" x 6" Album Pages in Acetate  from Creative Cuts & More.  
I know there are a lot of different ways to decorate an acrylic album, but I decided to stick with what I thought was a pretty basic technique...  I wanted a clean, 3-D effect..  First of all I painted the edges of my album with some bright acrylic paint.   Then I decorated the front cover, leaving most of it clear so you could see through the whole album... I also covered the very last page with Tim Holtz alcohol inks... Love the way this page turned out!!!  And now to fill the "in between" pages..  I had an idea of what I was going to do, just a matter of making it look good...   I concentrated on photos of my grand kids all taken on the same day while they were playing in the pool..  I found 3 that would work together nicely, and then proceeded to cut Zach and Colten out of their photos and layer each on a different acrylic page over the larger photo of Savannah...  After I got them where I wanted... I just start adding stickers, embellishments, ribbon.. anything you can think of until you get the look you like...  I attached the album together with album rings and tied lots of fiber and ribbon along with some charms.  I hope you enjoy it.....

Looking through all of the pages...


Front cover...


Inside of front cover...


2nd page...


3rd page...


4th page


Back side of 4th page...  Details about the photos..


Last page... I used alcohol inks on this one...


And again looking through the whole thing!!!

 I'm also giving a little prize!!  I wish I could give something to all of you, but I can't...  So one lucky winner will win this prize from me....

To win you will need to ..
1.  Let me know what you think of my Acetate/Acrylic Mini Album...
2.  Become a follower to my blog...
I will draw a winner August 1st ...  Good Luck Everyone!!!

Your next stop will be Kayla DuPont's Blog and don't forget to leave some love..

Thank you again for stopping by and taking a look at my mini album, I hope it has inspired you to want to make one of your own....  If you do, be sure and check out all the wonderful things Creative Cuts and More has to offer...everything from album covers/ pages , album ringskiller red or white tacky tape, and embellishments..  Be sure and check it out!! 

And Creative Cuts and More is also offering a 20% discount this week. Just use discount code SOUS20 during check out to save 20% off your entire order!  So what are you waiting for!!
Happy shopping!!

Have a wonderful day!!!
Hugs!!!!
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28 comments:

mylaughingmagpie said...

Fern, very sweet album! I love the alcohol ink on the last page too & the way you layered each page is a great idea!

Dawnll said...

Fern your album is over the top! LOVE it so much.
So glad your a part of Die cut diva team

scrappinlil said...

Fern ...I always enjoy seeing what you create...I love this mini album...I have always wanted to try this. You did a fabulous job. All the details , the colors and the cute photos of your grandchildren. TFS and for the opportunity to win a great prize with you also. Thanks again.

Beatriz Farquhar-Guzman said...

Fern, your album is soooo fun and beautiful. Love all your details. Precious kids too!

Trina said...

What a neat album! I always leave clear stuff at the store b/c I couldn't picture how to make it work, but you've shown me one great way!

Angi @ CokiePop said...

You know I'm a BIG FAN of your mini albums. Love those water droplets. :)

Scossie Jane said...

WoW Fern - what a brilliant summer album, and what a great way to use the acetate to its best advantage - you can see through it - so look right through it - LOVE it! My goodness, look at the size of Zach, is that really a year? Hugs x

Anonymous said...

Fern!
See now...if it were up to me I would have made you do 2 albums since your own both teams! LOL! But only so I could see more! hehe!
Love what you did and how creative this was...wish I was there! =)

Leah Schaeffer

Brenda said...

OMGOSH I love this thanks for inspiring me I have been wanting to do an acrylic forever...the colrs are sooo awesome ...thank you for sharing!!!
hugs
Brenda

Barbf said...

Love summery things the colors are so cool and refreshing

Noelle Reese said...

I really love this! I am just learning to love the acetate pages! SUPER cute and stellar layering job!

Melisa Waldorf said...

Fabulous acetate album. I have never done one, but you are totally inspiring me!!

Nanne said...

Oh wow Fern, that is amazing.. love how you did the layers and how you can see them all from the front cover.. very clever and such fun detail..
Hugs
Nanné

Savannah said...

Absolutely spectacular!!! Words cannot describe how amazing this album is!! I love it!!!

magicwanda said...

Wow Fern.....
Love all the B~R~I~G~H~T colors!
I must admit I am a little bit affraid to try an acetate page, you do a wonderful job...
Hugs Wanda

Patrice said...

Too cute!!!

annette said...

ooooh ... I looove it Fern, Wow!!!!! .. what more can a girl say.... WTG luv X:)

Sandi Cl~ said...

Wow, Fern .. this is fabulous! Love the acrylic and all the water bubbles and bright colors. This is so much fun seeing how all the albums are different!

Elizabeth said...

Fabulous!!

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Nora Anne said...

I love how you used the acetate pages! Beautiful album and a great way to preserve your summer memories!

Lolô Artesanato said...

Wowwww
Amazing!!!
I love how you used the acrilic pages!!
xx
Leila
leilacassimira@gmail.com
:)

Anita S. said...

Fern, love the acrylic album! Very creative in how you layered the pages!!! Where in TX are you? Always nice to see other TX scrappers out there in blogland :)

Rasia said...

Holy moly, I LOVE IT!!! That is so cool! I've never done one like this but maybe with this as inspiration I just might soon!

EstherT said...

You have no idea how happy I am to see your mini ... I've seen acrylic albums for sale, but I've never had a clue as to how to use them! Layering the photos was so effective!

~Thanks, Esther
esthert119(at)yahoo(dot)ca

Tracy said...

Wow, the different layers put all together are amazing!!

Bonnie aka Cinnabon said...

I've never seen anything so amazing! I wouldn't have a clue what to do with an acrylic album! I love how you've cut out the photos etc!

mustangkayla said...

How creative! Your mini is so cute and fun!

Sonia said...

Fern you always did amazing mini albums.. Love this! GREAT JOB!!
-Sony

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