The challenge at Frilly & Funkie this go round is “All in the Family.” The challenge is sponsored by the Funkie Junkie Boutique. As soon as I saw it I knew what I wanted to do and embarked on a two week long crafting project. While I mainly worked on it on the weekends, I think I’ll be cleaning up and putting stuff away in my craft room for a while yet! There are multiple pictures so the post is a bit photo heavy.
There is a whole set of lovely photos of my beloved’s parents about the time that they were dating.They are these lovely black and white (or more like shades of gray and brown) photos of them having a picnic, going to the beach, and handing out with friends. Mum and Dad were a lovely couple who were married for over 50 years. Their relationship was beautiful and they loved each other dearly.
I decided I wanted to work on an album of sorts. I poked around on Pinterest and other crafting sites to figure out different ideas for the pages and how to make a binding. I made a mini version of the album and then increased the size for what I needed. Math is not my strong point but I carefully worked on the increased measurements. I went to my local scrapbooking store and wandered around trying to find the right set of papers that not only matched but ones that reminded me of Mum and Dad. Now, I must give credit where credit is due –Tammy Tutterow’s tutorial on the flower and Alexandra Morein at Clay Guana for the ideas on the binding and page layout were inspirational and helpful. Ms. Morein’s YouTube videos were very helpful in figuring out the binding and pages (she used envelopes to create the pockets – I decided to do it the hard way and make my own!).
It was a large project and one that involves using the dining room table, my craft room, and the living room table. I spent time chasing one of my cats who would take off running with ribbon, put my MISTI to work (love that thing!), and worked through the heat of the summer days to get it done. I wanted it to be beautiful but also functional. I pulled out some stamps that I had been collecting along the way but hadn’t used (like the postage stamp type stamps – I have several but hadn’t used any of them yet). And, I think my paper trimmer needs a new blade after this project!
Thank you for visiting and I wish you and your family the best.
Inks: Distress Ink (Gathered Twigs); Ranger Archival Ink (Sepia); Versa Mark;
Alcohol Inks: Hazelnut; Gold;
Stain: Distress Stain (Gathered Twigs, Antique Linen; and Tea Dye)
Ranger: Embossing Powder (White, Princess Gold, Clear)
Paints: Dina Wakley (White Gesso; Black Heavy Body Acrylic Paint); Prima (Finnabair Art Alchemy Acrylic Paint Metallique Ancient Coin);
Pens: Wink of Stella (Kuretake) (Gold Clear);
Tools: Mini Stapler; Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper (Round and Stub/Deco); Misti (12x12; 6.5 x 8.5; 6 x 4.75); Scoreboard; Cricut (for the chipboard cuts and tag); Sookwang Double Sided Tape (various widths); Luquitex (Heavy Gel Medium); Fiskars Paper Trimmer; Tim Holtz ruler; CTMH Micro-scissors (non-stick);
Ribbon: Really Reasonable Ribbon (Gold Satin; 1/2" Burlap Woven Ribbon); Hemptique Twine
Dies: Sizzix TH Bigz Postage Stamp Frame & Love Struck (Cupid, Bow, Arrow & Hearts)