Tuesday, January 29, 2008

The Ugly Duckling

If, like us, you have albums you bought years ago with a design that you feel has become a little dated - then check out what Merielle and Lucy did with Scrapbook Mates sale albums. The Colorbok album (currently on sale for a meagre 5 Euros each) can be instantly transformed into a style you know you will love forever. And we love these conversions!
So here is the slightly dated look - The ugly duckling:
And here is the Swan (Merielle's transformation):

Colorbok Album (heritage)
Primer: Gesso

Paint: Making Memories
Cracklepaint: Ranger

Speciality glaze: Making Memories (glitter and pearl)

Glaze: Making Memories

Flowers: Heidi Swapp and Prima

Brads: Making Memories

Grungeboard: Tim Holtz for Ranger

Sprinkles: Ranger
Bling: DCWV (diva and crown)
Ink: Colorbox
Tape: prima

Ribbon: Offray

Stamps: Autumn Leaves

Embossing Powder: Artemio

I first coated the album with 3 layers of Gesso. After drying I applied (with my fingers) 3 shades of pink and pearl glaze. Mixed it until the whole album was covered. I stamped the images with Colorbox pigment stamp, applied embossing powder in the wet ink and heat embossed it. Final layer is a layer of Glitterglaze. After drying I taped the borders with Prima Tape and outlined it with Glitterglue (Sprinkles- Ranger) I used crackle paint on the grungeboard and inked it a little, finished it of with a layer of glaze Attached all the grungeboard and added prima flowers .

And Lucy thrills us with this little number

Colorbok Album
Spotty Fabric
Black Bazzill
Dasiy D Maybe baby paper
Doodlebug Ribbon
Making Memories brads
Just cover it with fabric,using a card stock bazzil I cut out the silhouette, I then added a ribbon, a scattering of buttons and two MM brads. On the little window I ripped off the original paper and replaced it using the daisyd's maybe baby paper and all the aplhas are DCWV.

The Colourbok albums will be available to buy at the SBG Warehouse sale here:
2 February 10.00 uur tot 15.00 uur 
3 February 11.00 uur tot 15.00 uur

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socialbutterfly said...

hey, wonderful work, girls!! love what you did with all the layers on this, mireille. and this shilhouette is a wonderful memory of my childhood. thanks for this reminder, lucy!!

Jessica said...

these are so awesome!!! wow! i have lots of old, sale albums. i'm totally inspired now.

GISELLE said...

What a fab idea - off to find some old albums and scraplift!! Well done girls :)

em said...

Absolutely gorgeous albums. I love them both. You really have transformed them beautifully.