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Thursday, September 12, 2013

Christmas Mini Album

All this week the Stampendous Design Team is hopping with the Maya Road Design Team!  There are fun prizes and tons of inspiration.  Head over to the Stampendous Blog or the Maya Road Blog to find out who is hopping every day.  Make sure to leave comments along the way for a chance to win one of the prizes!

I started with a chipboard album.
I started with a coat of white paint and added texture with a woodgrain stencil.  I applied silver embossing paste over the stencil to create a wood grain effect.

I then stamped the stampendous birds using water resistant ink on white cardstock.  I colored the images using watercolor pencils. 
I accented the covers with burlap trim, twine and mini roses.  After I finished I decided to add snowflakes in the background.
Here is the mini album open to show back and front.

Products:  Stampendous Christmas Charms, Maya Road Burlap Trim, Maya Road Twine, Maya Road Organza Rose Ribbon, Maya Road Large Chipboard Coaster Book, STAEDTLER Karat Aquarell Watercolor pencil

Hop over to the Maya Road Design Team Blog for more inspiration!

Thanks for stopping by!

Suzz




26 comments:

  1. Ah, this is lovely Sue! I love the texture from the mask (I got that one two weeks ago but not used yet) and the little birds with their Christmas crowns on, lol! I really must start getting into Christmas mode otherwise I will be in panic mode instead come December, lol!

    Hugs
    Lesley Xx

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  2. Love this Christmas card. It is something different and I like it.
    Anneke. www.annekescardart.blogspot.com


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  3. These are gorgeous, Sue - love your designs!

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  4. What a beautiful little Christmas album. I love your colour choices! Just gorgeous. Thank you for sharing Suzz!

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  5. Love the wood grain & soft colors!

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  6. How fun and this
    is so pretty!
    Carla from Utah

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  7. this is just lovely!! I love the texture and the soft colors.

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  8. Gorgeous! I just love a cute little mini album!

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  9. What a gorgeous mini! I love the woodgrain in that light blue color, fantastic mini!

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  10. Absolutely gorgeous, love the wood grain in the background which is a gorgeous backdrop for,the bird images. Love this. Tracy x

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  11. Oh Holy Night! What a beautiful mini! I love the softness of the colors and the snowflakes are a delight! TFS!

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  12. Such a wonderful little album, so cute. Love the way you heat embossed the stenciling. Thanks for sharing a great project.

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  13. I love this! It's such a happy project! Those birds with crowns are fantastic. They go well with the wood grain.

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  14. This Christmas album is so cute. I am just itching to start all my holiday cards and crafts. Thanks for the share.

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  15. Absolutely lovely, Suzanne! This is just gorgeous!! What a terrific project for this fun collaboration. Thanks for playing! It was really hard to choose whether to pin the front or the back! :)

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  16. Great texture technique, and love the added burlap. Thanks for sharing.

    Shannon
    shannon-artists.dream.blogspot.com

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  17. What a lovely album--I like all the texture.
    Sue in Ohio

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  18. This is awesome - love the little bird with the crown.

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  19. what a little beauty Suzz. love the covers to this album

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  20. Absolutely gorgeous, but then, I think all of your creations are gorgeous so that's nothing new! LOL! Beautiful job!

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