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Sabrina Alery —> you are here
Hello! I have a mini album to share with you today using photos from a vacation our family took to northwestern Washington State in 2008. The inside is really simple and basically just uses 4″ x 6″ photos with dividers for each day we spent there. To be honest, I would most likely not go back to document a trip so old (and could likely not remember many details – thanks mom brain!) but this version made it very simple.
The cover uses an upcycled leather cover of a old datebook and was embossed with the gorgeous new Tropical stencil in gold powder. The gold against the teal leather feels so luxe!
There are 6 dividers inside and each one blocks off the photos we took on each day there. Fun fact: the week we visited, the weather was so sunny and beautiful and very unlike typical Washington climate. I am so happy luck worked out for us that way!
Each page was created by using the Colorbox® Spritzers spray ink to watercolor and leave speckles in ink for sort of an organic look. Spray inks are perfect for watercoloring because the are pretty much mixed and ready to go. And the ones I used here are archival quality so you won’t have to worry about them harming your photos.
Over the watercolored background I layered the Tropical fern stencil with white pigment ink and then created a number block with more pigment ink and the Stonework + Numeric stencils.
Each page reminds me of batik fabric and the way the first layer of color peeks through when the wax design is removed. Although I just used one color for a more monotone look.
It’s just sort of tropical and casual, sort of like the location itself. There is a technique video below if you would like to watch the process to try out for yourself.
It’s really easy enough that even the kids can help! The background of this last page was created by my six year old daughter. It may even be my favorite :)
Here is a video tutorial of the process so you can join in too.
Thanks for dropping in today! Hop over to Steph’s blog to see the gorgeous card she’s created.
• Colorbox® Spritzers Dye Ink Spray – Pumpkin Pie, Lemon Drop, Frosted Plum, Mermaid, Grasshopper, Putty
• Colorbox® Art Screens – Numeric, Stonework, Tropical
• Colorbox® Pigment Ink – Frost White, Farmhouse 6-Color inkpad
• Art Daubers
• Embossing Powder – Gold