Tuesday, 9 November 2021

Home is where the heart is

Hello everyone, 

Welcome to my post for AALL & Create where today I have made an accordion album.

Here's how I made it:


First I made the mat for my little cards would go on. I decorated the outside a little. First I toned it down with white paint and a brayer. Next I used this stencil to add interest. I used Distress Oxide ink for this. 

Next I used the text stamp of this set to stamp allover the back and the front. I also added some doodling with a black fine liner. 

I added a title, replacing the word 'heart' with a pink heart. 

Next the background for my cards. I used Distress Oxide inks to dunk and dry until I was happy. (Broken China and Fossilized Amber).
I then used the same stencil and the same inks to add more detail. 

Again, I used the same text stamp + one from the bottom set to add more texture to the cards. 

Stamped the images for the focal points next. 

Here you see I added them together with some sentiments from the same sets, some washi tape and pieces of fabric. I also added black lines. 
They are now ready for the cover mat. 

I think it looks fab! Pleased with it. 

I have used the following materials:

A6 stamping block
Washi tape #3 Ponder by Autour de Mwa
Stencil - #136 - Bug Hotel by Autour de Mwa

Stamps: (all by Tracy Evans)

#563 - Follow your own path
#573 - House of butterflies
#598 - Minutes in flight

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  1. How beautiful, Corrie. I am so enamoured of any kind of book form, and the accordion is a favourite. You more than do it justice with this lovely one!