Saturday, July 27, 2013

My Paris Trip Album

 I love the Bo Bunny C'est La Vie line of products so it was a no-brainer that I had to use some of those supplies to create my Paris trip album.  The album base that I chose was a chipboard one with metal rings for binding.  The large rings allow for adding thicker inclusions of memorabilia and photos, but the rings are not attractive to me so I tied ribbons on them as a camouflage.

For a focal point, I painted a Sierra Pacific picture frame magnet (that I purchased from Ben Franklin Crafts) with Vintaj metal enamels and white acrylic paint.  In the picture frame I positioned a photo that I took of the Mona Lisa painting at the Louvre in Paris. The Eiffel tower rhinestones were shiny black so I toned it down with white acrylic paint. 
The large rose was originally a cream color but I saturated it with Distress inks to obtain a richer color.

 The letters that spell Paris and the butterfly were from a K and Co. chipboard set.  Some of the letters and the butterfly were not the right colors so I altered them with Tim Holtz white crackle paint and a distress ink pen. The Bo Bunny chipboard banner at the top of the album was also altered and distressed to better match the look I was trying to create.

I have not added my photos and journaling yet, but I wanted you to see how lovely the inside of the album is already. (Not all the pages are shown.)
The blank album is on the left.  Notice the large metal rings.  It's amazing how well the K and Co. chipboard alphabets (in bird cage box) match the Bo Bunny C'est La Vie items. The chipboard stickers are so pretty and will easily fit in the album because of the large metal rings.
In this photo are the distress marker, dauber stain and crackle paint (Tim Holtz line probably purchased from Ben Franklin Crafts) that I used.  The Vintaj Patina metal enamel paints (not the colors I used on this project) were purchased in the jewelry department of Ben Franklin Crafts.  I hope these photos and explanations help you to see what you can do with the Bo Bunny chipboard album.  I had lots of fun playing with the supplies to get just the right look for my Paris album.  I may add more ribbons, the ones I purchased in Paris would be apropos I think. Okay, that's it for now.  I hope this post didn't have too many photos LOL!  Have a crafty week!


Creations by Shirl said...

Lots of fun details on your album, love all the different elements that you incorporated putting the pages together.... Great job~
Enjoy your wonderful weekend!

Unknown said...

Wow awesome the look!

yyam said...

Really pretty. Love the frames. Perfect for a Paris mini.

Cami said...

Your album is gorgeous. Your explanation of what and how you used them is of great help to get started with some mixed media work which I have not tried yet. I was gifted with this album and didn't know where to start but you have inspired me. Thank you for all the details and listing of products you used. Beautiful album!

eunice said...

Beautiful work, amazing album! Lynn, your versatility in so many different styles of crafts is mind blowing! This album is so beautiful and inspiring me to venture into vintage shabby chic.

Cheryl said...

Beautiful album Lynn! Hope you will share photos from your trip to Paris too!