Saturday, August 4, 2012

Friday Feature with Raisin Boat

Good Morning!  Yes, I am a little late posting my Friday Feature with Raisin Boat post.  I actually sat down Thursday night to play along with some challenges to showcase Raisin Boat stamps and products and I was a miserable failure!  Everything I touched turned to.... well, let's just say it wasn't gold.

However, I am so excited that this little project was featured on Raisin Boat's Facebook page and I can share it here.  I have more to share with you as the week's pass, too.

I created this mini-album from a tutorial I found on Scor-Pal.  It's so cute, so easy and makes the perfect brag book.  I thought it would be great to capture a special moment in time that only a few pictures may have been taken.  Or to commemorate a milestone birthday.

As you can see a single stamp set, Oops a Daisy was used throughout the little book and kept to a very simple color scheme.

I added just a few other little touches like the page on the left, by drawing a light circle around the daisy and using that a placement guide for stamping the dots.  And then carrying the dot theme over to the right page with the stamped dots and the dots from the border (SNSS) that I laced Boathouse Collection ribbon through.

And then here is the last page.  I really like the page on the right, I colored the daisies with a white gel pen.  I think I ruined the pen, but it was worth it!  It was better than what I was originally thinking and that was to color with white-out.  I don't think that would've been as successful.  I could see me ruining the entire book after attempting to paint with white-out.

I hope you enjoyed my project share and that it inspires you to try it.  By the way, there is still time to join the Raisin Boat monthly challenge!  Check it out here on the blog.

Stamps:  Oops a Daisy (Raisin Boat)
Card stock:  Brighton White, Pear Salad, Lemon Glaze (Raisin Boat)
Ink:  Tuxedo Black, Pear Tart (Memento)
Tools:  Cuttlebug, Lacy Edges dies (SNSS), border punch (Fiskars), oval & circle cutters (CM),
  Scor-Pal, Scor-Tape
Embellishments:  Pear Salad ribbon Boathouse Collections (Raisin Boat)

6 Encouraging Thoughts:

Laura said...

What a great mini album Melissa! I love the simple colors... it's not too busy for when you add photos. I have a flower stamp that is very similar... I might be CASEing this - it's so cool!

Theresa said...

This is just so fabulous! I love the daisies and the album is totally awesome. I love it!!

Karen said...

Great job on your daisies!

Jessi Fogan said...

I giggled when I read that what you were making was turning out 'not gold' mind filled that in ;)
I think the last page might be my favourite - those white daisies really pop on the green! I still want to get my hands on a white Sharpie & give it a whirl.

Cheryl said...

Wow! This is awesome! I love that you only used a few colors for the whole book, and those daisies on the last page turned out great! It's always hit and miss with my white gel pen. :)

Debbie said...

This is wonderful!! I love that shade of green and the flowers throughout are great!!

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