It's Christmas Inspiration at Creative Inspirations Paint this week and today is my day to post a project. I've joined an ATC swap at CDAC and in anticipation of receiving 9 beautiful ATC'S, I've made a folder to put them into.
To create the cover, I used paper from K&Co., 'Life's Journey'. The vintage image is one I found at The Graphic Fairy. I distressed the edges and inked them with Vintage Photo. The beautiful stick pin is one I received in a swap.
I painted the lace with CI Paint, 'Mocha Latte'. Can't help but love paint with a name like that! The roses were a bright pink, so to tone them down I used 'Rustic Red' and Burgundy'. I then tipped the edges with 'Gold'. I love the variations of color and the shimmer!
The book was made with some paper bags I had left over from an earlier mini album project. I used my deckle scissors to trim the edges, inked them and then sewed the edges. I used some Tim Holtz stamps and then spritzed all the pages with my homemade glimmer mist made with CI Paint 'Gold'. Some more gorgeous shimmer! Otherwise, I left the pages plain so that the focus would be on the ATC's.
You can find the tutorial for the ATC folder here. My bags were smaller than hers so I just adjusted my measurements to fit my bags.
Thanks for visiting and have a blessed day!
Challenges I would like to enter
Crafts and Me Challenge: ribbon
Pollycraft Monday Challenge: Christmas In July
Totally Stampalicious: anything goes
Craft Your Passion Challenge: Christmas is July
Cupcake Craft Challenge: shabby sparkle
The Crazy Challenge: ribbons
Allsorts Challenge: free and easy
Paper Cutz Challenge: anything goes
Kaboodle Doodles: stitching
Simply Create: Christmas time
Paper Creations Ink: Christmas in July
Stamp Something: embellish
Christmas Inspirations: Free Christmas project