Thursday, June 14, 2018

Abstract Impressions Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop

Greetings and welcome to the June Artisan Design Team Blog Hop.  This month we are showcasing the brilliant new Garden Impressions Suite.  I decided to make a handmade album with products from the suite to remember an evening full of laughs, memories, and a whole lot of love celebrating the retirement of my mentor.
Using the backing chipboard from a pack of glimmer paper I cut pieces to create my 6" x 9" album.  Each of the smaller pieces of chipboard are covered with the Garden Impressions DSP; the left page(s) measure 6" x 6" and the right side page(s) measure 3" x 6".  What you can't see is the larger 6" x 9" back piece which is covered with Melon Mambo and Calypso Coral Cardstocks.
Here is a look when you first open the mini album.
All of the DSP pages and hand cut stamped images have been toned down with Whisper White Craft Ink and a direct to paper technique.  While the ink was still wet I heat embossed with a mixture of Clear Embossing Powder and Dazzling Diamonds Glitter.  I embossed many of the Springtime Impressions die cuts as well.  I did it to give a bit more durability to the pieces since they overhang in many places through the album.
The Share What You Love Embellishment Kit and the Artisan Pearls worked in fabulously with the papers and stamps from the Garden Impressions Suite.  The next photo is the backside of the first right page.  I kept the right side pages free of photos and kept them for simple journaling and a place to just be creative with the products in the Suite.
This So Saffron layout is my favorite of the accent/decorative pages.  I used the floral die cut from the Springtime Impressions Thinlits to sponge a background first before adding all my embellishments.  I aligned the butterfly with another butterfly on the back side so that I could stitch through both and make it visually pretty.  (The opposite side of this page is the blue page, shown above, with the 5/5/18 detail.)
This last spread makes me smile.  It's so special to see this group all together again after more than 20 years.  I hand stamped each of our names using the smaller font in the Make a Difference stamp set.  At first I thought it was going to take a long time, but I was done in about 15 minutes.
It has be my pleasure to have you view my handmade memory album of an evening that was so sweet for me, my college class mates, and my amazing mentor.

You are now off to take a huge hop over the pond to visit Emma Goddard in the UK.  She always has such clever projects to share.

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  1. I adore your album! I can just image the amount of hours you have taken to create this. Stunning as always.

  2. This is just so perfect! Love how you created this album! All your details are right on the money as usual, stunning!!

  3. Just gorgeous! What a beautiful memory keeping project. Love all those embellished pretty pages.

  4. This is so cool. Just brilliant.

  5. Oh my goodness! This is genius, Elizabeth! You’ve really outdone yourself here! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

  6. Wow! What a great job!
    Beautiful album, Elizabeth!

  7. This is amazing! So much detail and effort, just amazing and a beautiful way to preserve gorgeous memories. x

  8. Liz- this is beautiful- would be a great class!!!

  9. WOW! this is just amazing-ness!!!!! ....Just wow! So much beautiful detail and thought has gone into such a wonderful keepsake xo

  10. Love, love, love your album😊. I can see the creative sparks were flowing freely! Love how you toned down some color with the white ink pad. I made a photo album for each of my 3 granddaughters who were in their 20’s a few years back. My albums were inspired by Susan Wong when she was an Artisan for the first time. I’m sure this post will inspire many. πŸ’«πŸ‘❣️

  11. Truly beautiful album. So many details to adore but I seriously love the little sewn flower stem running through the butterfly. It's such an awesome book.