Tuesday, June 8, 2010

LOC Sneak Peek #5 - Stencilled Album

Hello again everyone - I am here with another Sneak Peek of the new Art Stencils from Layers of Color - and you have been 'hanging' to see these haven't you!!  This time I have something a little different to show you!  An Altered Album!

I decided to try embossing and am more than happy with the results!  I sponged the Art Stencil onto the Album with SU White Craft Ink and used White embossing powder.  I had to be careful when heating this as the album is vinyl and heated right up, but thankfully it all worked - a risk well worth taking!

I added a length of pink satin ribbon around the album front over, then followed it with some pink tulle that has been knotted and secured with a large pearl brad.  The tag has been stamped with a butterfly from Layers of Color Butterfly Collector art stamp set.  This has been tied to the brad with some gold thread.

The medallion has been attached to a SU Scalloped Circle (thank to the neighbours SU punch) and secured to the middle of the album!

As you can see here the embossing is vibrant - I love using the Embossing Powder with white ink, it makes it 'pop!'

and here is the finished project - so feminine and dramatic at the same time.  I made this for my neighbours birthday - I am determined this year to make those gifts I have been meaning to make for years, especially for those who appreciate handmade - it is  time for this girl to put more 'thought' into my gifts, after all, it is the thought that counts - isn't it!?!? LOL!

You will have a chance to win all 7 stencils starting June 7th on the Layers of Color Blog. The winner will be announced at the Release Party on the 14th. If you play along in our Blog Hop on the 14th, I will be giving away some stencils as well - so make sure you stop by!

I am linking this to:
Meljen Designs - Dry Embossing
Caardvarks - Stamp and Embossing
Little Red Wagon - Altered Embllie - Altered Tag
One Stop Craft Challenge - Make Your Own DP

Thank you for looking and for the encouraging comments you leave me - you know I love to see you have been!!  I hope you are having a great day!  God bless you!


  1. Beautiful Linda! I love the white embossing! Your little touches are all so pretty! These stencils are really fun to work with!

  2. Hi there sweet Linda, I've finally got a chance to visit a few of my favs! Your album is amazing! I love the pop of white with the black background...very chic!

  3. Linda this is just sooooooo dramatic!! and yet so feminine. Love it and as you say, well worth the risk to emboss on the cover!

  4. WOWZA!! Oh My what a beautiful gift, a real treasure!

  5. Beautiful project! Love how you've HEAT embossed the cover - that really makes a statement! It's lovely!
    Thanks so much for visiting us for our DRY Embossing challenge at Meljen's Designs this week! Hope to see you again soon!
    Dee (Spryte)♥

  6. What a great project! Thank you for joining us for the Meljen’s Designs challenge. Good luck!

  7. Love this gorgeous album. Your work is always a delight. Thanks for joining us here at Meljen's Designs for this weeks challenge. FYI that barking dog on your blog scared the bejeesus out of me. I wasn't expecting it. Hugs, Melanie

  8. A stunning album. Thanks for joining in with Daring Cardmakers.

    Lynda xxx

  9. Oh how gorgeous!!! thanks for joining us at Delightful Sketches and Challenges.

  10. Great Album , Thanks for joining us at One stop craft Challenge and good luck!

  11. Beautiful work! Thanks for joining us at Digital Delights!

  12. Love this project! Thanks for playing with MelJens this week!

  13. Beautiful results my friend! Just wondering if you use any type of repositional adhesive on the stencil?

  14. Beautiful Linda! Love the black, white and pink. This is a great gift!

  15. WOW, Linda, another great one! Thanks for playing at Meljen's Designs!!


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