Tuesday, October 8, 2013

A "Thrilling" Album with Art Anthology & Basically Bare

Authentique Paper is teaming up with Art Anthology&  Basically Bare this week to bring you tons of inspiration using Authentique Paper, Art Anthology, & Basically Bare products!

After you check out the projects here on the Authentique Paper blog, be sure to hop on over to the Art Anthology blogand then on to the Basically Bare blog to find out what the talented members of their Design Teams have in store for you today!
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Hello once again!  Kay here showcasing a Halloween themed mini album made with Authentique's Thrilling Collection in collaboration with Basically Bare & Art Anthology.  Two evenings were dedicated into making this album--I wanted it to have that extra special touch since it's going to be the album that will hold pictures of my son's first Halloween.

This ring chipboard binder by Basically Bare was perfect for such an occasion.  It's very sturdy, thick & best of all since it's a ring binder it's expandable!  You can add several pages or if you're like me who loves dimension--you can add embellishments that will give your pages some dimension.

Let's start with the cover...
 The background is primarily part of the Moonlit 12x12 paper from the Thrilling Collection.  I've also cut out an element from the Mystic paper & used items from the Details Sticker page.

Along the border I've used a stencil by the Crafter's Workshop & a combination of black & orange ink to create the dotted border.  Behind my layering you'll see a bit of green popping out in a circular design.  I created this with the use of a secondary stencil by Crafter's Worship called Mod Spirals.

 Orange twine by May Arts was randomly placed behind all of my elements.  All flowers except for the bright yellow mulberry ones are by Petaloo.  The bright orange flower seen here was originally an off white color.  I spritzed it with the Colorations spray by Art Anthology to change the color to orange & I highlighted the border of the flower with the Black Leather Jacket Dimensional Paint also by Art Anthology.  Just use a very thin fine brush to achieve this kind of specific detail.
 To highlight some of the dots that were stenciled as well as some of the dots that are part of the Moonlit paper I just went over them with a bit of Clear Dust Stickles.
 This is the beauty of chipboard--you can punch holes through it!  I used my crop-a-dile to create four holes along the seam of the album.  I then strung several green & orange ribbon through it & a bit of gray tulle.
Since I plan this album to be full of photos & embellishments with dimension I needed something to keep my binder closed.  So I hot glued a bit of black ribbon to the album itself & then placed the paper on top to further secure it.
 I've barely started & as you can see I already have some bulky elements in there!
This was my favorite part--decorating the seam of the binder.  I just mixed both the Black Leather Jacket & Frost dimensional paints by Art Anthology in a 'pouncing' motion with two thick paint brushes & then dried it with my heat gun.  The end result was almost a granite looking effect--you can't see it in this photo--but in person there's also a bit of glitter & gleam to it which really adds an even nicer effect!

Now for the inside...I called this a 'pocket' album for a reason.  Basically all the pages are full of pockets!  :-)  Whether it be one or two or more pockets...point is, there are pockets!  I'm very big on journaling & documenting so I needed several places to store my story & thoughts.
I have three types of pages.  I have one that is a composition of both a pocket & a flip page.  In this photo you can see an example of one of these pages.  I have pulled out the journaling tag just a bit out of it's pocket--by the way, the journaling tag is an element that I've cut out from the Forewarn paper.
You turn the page & behind the pocket there's a cover that you flip up revealing another place for a photo & a small pocket.
This page in turns flips out revealing behind it yet another mat for a photo.  So this one page holds at a minimum four photos, plus a large journaling tag & any additional tags or elements you may want to store in the inner smaller pocket.
The second type of page this album has also consists of one small pocket & one flip.  The border seen on the right hand side is a small pocket.  
The top smaller square on the left hand side flips over revealing a secondary place for a photo.  Plus you have the base of the page for more photos & elements.
This would be the third type of page.  This one does not have pockets!  Gasp!  It's just corrugated cardboard that I've embellished by randomly painting it with both the Black Leather Jacket & Frost dimensional paint by Art Anthology & then spritzing it with a bit of Colorations.

And there you have it!  One mini album ready to get filled with loads of pictures & journaling for my son's first Halloween!  Enjoy the rest of the week!

Products Used:
Authentique Paper: Thrilling Collection, Thrilling 6x6 Bundle, Thrilling Details Stickers
Basically Bare - 9x6 Artful Binder
Art Anthology: Sorbet Dimensional Paint - Black Leather Jacket, Sorbet Dimensional Paint - Frost, Colorations Color Spray - Juicy
The Crafter's Workshop: 12x12 Halftone Borders, 12x12 Mod Spirals
Ribbon: May Arts
Flowers - Petaloo 
Other: Distress Ink, Corrugated Cardboard, Mini Pine Cones


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Be sure to check back every day this week for more project inspiration! We have an Authentique Prize Pack to give away to one of our lucky commenters (please leave unique comments!) Also, make sure you stop and visit us as well as our friends over at Art Anthology & Basically Bare for prizes and lots of wonderful inspiration coming your way! Also, make sure you stop by the Art Anthology & Basically Bare Facebook Pages and tell them Authentique Paper sent you! 

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34 comments:

  1. THRILLING album - love each and every page!!!

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  2. Spooktacular album :) I loved every page too. Pockets are an awesome idea.

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  3. What a beautiful mini album. Good for you to create this ... your son and his future family will treasure it, I am sure.

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  4. Its a beautiful mini album.
    Hugs Astrid

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  5. Wonderful album. Would love to know how you make all the "flip" pages.

    Marilyn

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  6. Super gorgeous! I really love that there are pockets on the inside of the album.

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  7. This is amazing, love the mix of papers, paints and embellishments, perfect co-ordination in one album!

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  8. Your album is wonderful!
    Full of pockets and interesting
    elements, thanks for the
    instructions.
    Carla from Utah

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  9. Love your album and the cardboard is my fav. Love how the orange & black paint look together!

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  10. Beautiful cover, I love the bright colors.

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  11. kaye, this is one great album. like the granite texture to the pages. great showcasing of all the lovely products

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  12. I am so in love with the Thrilling collection and your album confirms all of its Halloween beauty! Great album!

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  13. How Thrilling to see this album! Just love the papers and ribbon! Each page has such wonderful details.

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  14. This is such a gorgeous album! I love everything about it!

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  15. I hate it when pics don't show how cool something really is, but even without the glitter showing the binding looks amazing!!!

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  16. LOVE albums with pockets!!!! Very cool project!
    <3 J

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  17. even on vacation I can find time to check out the authentique blog!

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  18. The products of the three companies really work well together. Love the album. thanks for sharing.

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  19. What an adorable album. I remember my oldest's first Halloween, she wore black and orange leopard pj's. She was adorable.

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  20. Amazing album! I love all of the details. Thanks for sharing.

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  21. Oh What a fun mini album. I am excited to hopefully have enough time this next week to do some scrapbooking and maybe try my first mini album! Thanks for some inspiration on pockets and flip pages!

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  22. Fantastic album. Love all the pockets and flip outs. I love the effect you created on the seam with the art anthology dimensional paint.

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  23. Love the mini album. Fantastic ribbons, love the way you added the paint.

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  24. i like the way the orange twine loops it's way around the page...subtle, but makes a big impact. thank you for sharing.

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  25. Fantastic project, this would be enjoyed as a video of the finished project.

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  26. Love how compact this mini album is. Ribbons add that something extra.

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  27. Love how all the fibers and flowers work so well with Authentique papers.

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  28. This is so fun and festive for Halloween. I love that you spritzed the flowers. The pine cones are a great added touch.

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  29. Absolutely adore your creative style! WOW!!!

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  30. All of the cool, natural looking details are so gorgeous. Just my style.

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  31. Ooooh....LOVE all the delicious details you put in this. Love your photos that get up close and personal with it so we can really see what you have done. Wonderful!!
    <3 J

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  32. I have never been good at making altered albums, but this gives me the inspiration to try again!! Beautiful!

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