Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Hi everyone, today I am a guest designer on Shesasassylady.  If you haven't stopped by Sheila's blog in awhile, check it out.  She has updated her look and it is wonderful.

Today I wanted to show you a project I have been working on, off and on for several month's.  I started it awhile ago and decided to finish it so I could post it today as my project.  I can't really show you how I made the gazebo or the mini album because I used a pattern I purchased from Laura Denison from Follow the Paper Trail.  The pattern is called Hexagon Box Mini Album and can be purchased here if you so desire.  I wanted to add that I am in no way associated with Laura, and do not get any monetary gain from this.  I just love her patterns.  Anyway.  I used only one Cricut cartridge on this project and that was Serenade for the flowers, ivy and butterflies on the roof of the Gazebo.  I also used the Once Upon a Springtime paper from Graphic 45.   Most of the other elements I either hand cut or used paper punches on.

The walls of the gazebo are acetate and the fairy images peek through.

 Here is the roof with all the cuts I did using Seranade.

The Roof lifts off to reveal the mini album/albums inside.

There is enough room in the album for 42 pictures, 14 per Gazebo side.

Here is the roof off.

Several Pics of the pages. 

Cut outs using the Paper pad. 

The Album has 9 pockets. 

Here is a close up of the images behind the acetate. 

To be truthful, I loved the way this turned out, but was not to keen on the colors once they came together, not enough contrast.  I am maybe, possibly, perhaps thinking that I might try this again with bolder colors, or not:)

A big Thank You to Sheila for allowing me to be a guest designer today.  Until next month,



RockinRenee said...

I love the colors! Soft and muted. Perfect for the theme!

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Beth this design is just awesome! I love all the detail and the papers you chose are yummy! Love all the little pages and the space that it offers for photos. Thank you for sharing with us at She's A Sassy Lady today!

Sara Andrews said...

It is truly beautiful! You did a wonderful job!!

Audrey Frelx said...

OMG, Beth!!! This is absolutely fabulous and I've just got to try this one!!!

You did one heck of a job, I'm loving every inch of it!!!

Emerald said...

You made a fantastic creation!
Wow. Just love your colors...
Thank you so much
And Congrats at the fair.