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Thursday 16 September 2010

Photo Album & Christmas Frame

Fortunately my camera fault from yesterday was only minor and fixable so I can show you the photo album that I covered yesterday:
(click to enlarge)
When we went to Birmingham on Tuesday I managed to sneek a peak in TK Maxx.  Sometimes, if you are prepared for a jumble sale style rumage, you can get some great craft bargains there, like these:
Packets of transparency shapes made by Memory Makers.

As you can see, these are what I used on my album cover, together with a title that I made using Picnik.  The cover, before I covered it in gesso was very bright:
..which is why I toned it down.

I have sealed the album in 3 coats of modge podge and used an inkjet spray sealant on the title. I just need to print all the pictures off for the inside now:
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Tonight's craft is a little moneysaving tip.  If you already have some flourishes stamps you can make a nice frame for your christmas cards:

You don't need to buy the new flourishes stamp set (sold by a well known craft retailer) that have holly & berries on them.  Just draw them yourself around the flourishes:
They are quite simple to do (you could add some glossy accents for shine) and it gives the frame a nice Christmassy touch:
Thanks for looking and for any comments you may leave,
See you tomorrow,


Carmen said...

I love drawing holly at Christmas :P Good tip with the flourishes!

The album is looking fabulous!

Kandi said...

Yes, I love that idea of the holly in the flourishes. I draw holly on all sorts at christmas time, I have been know to post payment certificates for millions of pounds out to Clients with holly and berries drawn on in the corner :)
Kandi x

K said...

You took a very 80's looking photo album & definately dragged it into the 2010's!

Thanks for the mini tut, fab idea! I'd never have thought of it myself.

Photo Framing Online said...

I love great creation of the nice photo album and Christmas frame and very good design on the frame..

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