Sunday 7 July 2013

paper bag album

I was having a day... nothing I had pictured in my head was working and I was wreaking too much paper so I took a break!  Sometimes that is the best thing you can do work on something else with no plan and see where your creativity takes you.  here is what I came up with.. turned out pretty good too.
 used extra large paper bags, and a paperline from Kaisercraft can't remember the name but a summer tropical line.  Used my new Tim Holtz buckles to close mini
 I used this mini to create collage pages with lots of fussy cutting attached with pop dots, and layering around the picture.  Used my Tim Holtz rub ons which I loved!!! finishing touches as usual chipboard and metal- every page needs chipboard and metal.  Since this was a summery page I actually used flowers as well, very unusual for me to use flowers but I love the small paper flowers from Prima.
 I used epoxy bubbles meant to be used with bottle cap embellishment but instead stuck to the photo then cut around and pieced back together on the page.  This wouldn't work with a people photo but sure is fun with a scenery photo.  Layered chipboard, cut paper, flowers, metal and embellishment for the background.  I love chipboard that is a background like this fish net, or brick wall, chicken wire, hexagons, etc...
 More fussy cutting- this paper was perfect for fussy cutting and layering, created beautiful borders around sides to frame the photos.  Also shows that flowers can be used on boy pages!!!  But of course with a boy page I also used gears.
 Same idea here I used with epoxy bubbles, but on this page I used square fragments.  You attach the fragments using glossy accent, allow to dry then cut around.  Finished page with using leftover fishnet and fence chipboard.  that's why I love background chipboard, you can cut up and use on multiple pages.
 Final page- I have had these hibucus flowers forever and love them!! so of course that means afraid to use them but this page was perfect.  Plus tyler's (my niece in pic) had them on her swimsuit it was fate.
the paper bags make a pocket that can be filled with more photos and such.

super happy with the final project and it was just what the doctor ordered- something completed unplanned to unleash my creative juices.


  1. LOVE this!! Where do you find the background chipboard? (fishnet, etc.)

    1. I got the chipboard from manufacturer scrapfx or dusty attic from when I had my scrapbook store. Check you local scrap store or online store- but I do find chipboard hard to find now that I don't owe my store. good luck