With CHA is nearly right around the corner (The booth is on the truck! Yeah!), and being that there are still a dozen + projects we've yet to share from our designers, we're taking the next couple of days to show you their work. To simplify things a bit though, we've assigned each day a collection - the first to be paraded of course is our already well recognized "Portrait"..so many of you expressed that this particular collection was your favorite, which simply elated us because it just so happens to be our favorite as well! We really consider it to be the core collection of this season's release! To demonstrate this further, we'd love to share with you Tara Anderson's modern, whimsical take on Portrait via one of her delicate and admirable mini albums - it's quite the treat - at least we think so anyway...
Hello, Tara Here!
As soon as I received the Portrait collection, I was madly in love with the color combinations and the beautiful pattern papers! I've already used Portrait as a wedding theme collection, so today I wanted to show just how versatile Portrait could be! (I've been holding on to these pretty photos for a little while, waiting for the right project to finally use them!) I created a mini album using a hodge podge of tags; Chipboard Accents, Accent Cuts and envelopes.
This layered mini is called Dream, which I thought was quite appropriate, as the photos are of Molly, (our little pen-pal) during an Alice in Wonderland themed photo-shoot. With the help of my trusty sewing machine, a couple of paper punches and a few foam-pop dots, I created clusters of embellishments from the Designer DieCuts. Add these embellishment clusters to each photo to help tie-in the them of the album. The various size butterflies were traced and cut from a combination of Portrait's pattern paper. I thought the over-sized butterflies added to the mini's whimsical feel...and when in doubt always add a butterfly! I also filled 2 vellum envelops with iridescent teal sequins to continue with Portrait's color combination.
My favorite page in this mini is the very last chipboard tag! Here's a how to, to re-create this page: I used a left-over piece of chipboard, and covered it with Portrait - June paper from the reduced pattern paper stack. I added a border sticker and a very skinny piece of Honeymoon paper, sewn into place on the side of the chipboard. Next, I took the photo-negative strip (Designer DieCuts), then layered on two hand-cut butterflies, and very-very carefully sprayed a little black spray paint to the center of the page. I clipped the photo of Molly into place with a mini clothes pin and lightly distressed the edges of the chipboard with a page-distresser. You could also add a handmade flower to make it extra girly!
Portrait has so many lovely possibilities for our art! Hope you enjoy the photos of my mini-album and thank you for looking! ~ Tara
Why thank-you Tara for the insightful peek into your mini-album! And to continue on with the collection, both our talented designers, Kinsey Wilson & Kaori Watanabe, brought forth their interpretations of beautiful Portrait.
That about does it for today! We shall return bright and early tomorrow with a brand new set of projects entailing the delightful Emma's Shop & Toy Box! We'll see you then!