Friday, September 21, 2012

Mummy is the Word

  Authentique Paper and Petaloo have teamed up over the week to 
 bring you tons of inspiration using
 Authentique Paper and Petaloo products!
 
I've been a Petaloo fan pretty much since it's inception, 
so I was pretty much ecstatic when it was announced that we 
would be creating with Enchanted & Petaloo! 
 
I love a mini. 
 I just get a kick out of starting with a blank album, covering it with pretty paper 
and then embellishing it to the hilt with fun stickers, ribbons and embellishments. 
 It makes this girl *happy!*
 
 I started with a scrolled album from KaiserCraft, which I covered in different
 patterned papers from the Enchanted Collection.
The front cover, to me, is like designing a card.  
You want the WOW factor...you want to invite peopleinto your album :)
 So I always spend a little more time  trying to get the cover just right. 
 I layered a couple of different sizes of ovals (covered in Enchanted) and
 then embellished with the totally  adorable ghost and spider from
 Petaloo's Mummies Dazzlers and flowers from FloraDoodles 
Mixed Blooms-Sienna and Black Beaded Peonies.
 
 Using Authentique's cardstock sticker shapes and sentiments
makes mini album making fun and easy!
 
 Velvet Hydrangeas?  Yes, please!
Black velvet just screams Halloween...and Elvis paintings
(sorry, I couldn't resist!)
I created small photo mats using strips of various
Enchanted papers, which I simply machine stitched into place.
 
 On the final two pages, I added the top of a cupcake
pick and a 3-D brad, along with Enchanted 12x12 Detail Stickers.
I like to 'hide' the edges of thick album pages, so I applied
a thick orange jute around the perimeter.  A gingham bow to
the ring completes the mini album and is ready now for photos!
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There is a Giveaway of an Authentique Prize Pack!  
Just go to the Authentique Blog and leave a comment on each day's 
post from this week.  Also, the designers from Petaloo have some
very amazing projects that they're sharing as well.
Good Luck!
 
 
Here's wishing you a very wonderful weekend!

3 comments:

  1. Fabulous mini, Shellye!! Big fan of your mini's and altered projects :-)

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  2. I am loving this little mini!! Super cute!!

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  3. wow, so many gorgeous details in this beauty!! I love it to bits!!

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