Hey there, everyone! Jennie here and I'm so excited to share my mini album created from the Cocoa Daisy kit, Sketchbook! Based on the photos of the kit I was excited to get to work -- but after receiving the kit I was blown away. The colors and content were just exciting!
I didn't add anything to this kit except gesso, modeling paste and a stencil. Everything else was found in this kit!
Anyway. My husband and youngest son had just taken a weekend trip to our home state of Iowa and I decided to document that special time. Luckily for me my husband took lots of photos.
I used an album I had received from Basically Bare a while back as it was not a standard album and it really provided some interesting features.
I kept the cover simple -- I knew inside would be FULL of photos, words and embellishments. I wanted that to be the focus.
I covered all of the brown interior pages with gesso. I wanted a white surface to work with. However, I left the spiral edges messy (including getting gesso on the binding) to create less than perfect approach.
There are two things that I was just in love with in this kit. The first was the YELLOW. It was so happy and bright -- it really made the album have a cheerful feel. Second was the Chic Tags Road Trip snip'em Tags. Perfect for the theme, wouldn't you say?
Those Maya Road camera transparencies are the perfect embellishment. They add interest without competing with the photos or any other elements!
This life is pretty amazing. Enough said!
On this canvas page I knew I wanted something special. It didn't mean it had to be fancy, I just wanted something to really stand out. So, I free hand stitched this heart with the letters Iowa inside. I was very happy with how it turned out.
I absolutely LOVE the little burst journaling card cut from one of the Websters Pages 12x12 sheets. It's just the perfect little accent for this page. What I learned? Journal BEFORE attaching the sheet to a canvas page. The canvas page did not provide good support for writing. (You can probably tell by my less than stellar hand writing)
This sheet of yellow triangle Websters Pages paper is my favorite. I seriously wish I had several more sheets.
I was really excited to use the Jenni Bowlin feather paper -- the B side of this pattern was very subtle and it was a perfect accent.
These thickers were a perfect choice and really complimented my album -- they are so neutral yet the size and woodgrain really do add a lot of interest!
This page is my favorite in the album. I don't know if it's because of the paper, sequins, and tag or if it's just the most ordinary subject that happens everyday. Either way. It really makes me so happy!
Two words: Modeling Paste. I don't consider myself to be a multi media scrapper AT ALL. I don't usually find myself drawn to anything too complex. BUT, this modeling paste + Julie Balzer template looks like snow and tire tracks. Perfect for a page about driving in the snow!
I am so excited with how this mini album turned out and I am so excited to have had the chance to work with this Cocoa Daisy kit. I can see many more mini albums in my future thanks to this!