Last year, when CropChocolate carried the My Mind’s Eye Fine and Dandy collection, I went a big crazy! I loved it and thought it would be perfect for two mini albums for my daughters – one about my oldest’s first year as a big sister, and the other one for my youngest to commemorate her first year as a little sister.
Well, the collections have been sitting for awhile now, so when I picked up the awesome Lulu and Libby stamp set from Kraftin’ Kimmie this week while thinking about the top ten challenge, I knew the time had come to tackle at least one of the albums. Lulu and Libby are two characters from the talented artist Cheryl Alger, and I love using them for projects for my girls!
So each day this week, I tacked another set of pages and I am happy to say that the BIG SISTER album is complete:
And of course, a little interactive element that I created by modifying the last page:
I wanted to make sure that my colouring of the stamped images really coordinated with the album, so I tried something a bit new for me. After stamping all three with Momento Tuxedo Black ink, I actually fussy cut each image before I coloured them. I then placed a small piece of paper underneath, and then placed both of those on top of one of the patterned pieces of paper from the collection (one that had all the colours I had planned to use in the album). It was almost like surrounding the stamped image with a pallet of colour, so it was super easy to match what I wanted to do on the pages with the way I was colouring the image. I’m pretty happy with the way it all came together! Now I just need to get the second album done! 😉
So, wish me luck! I still hoping to earn one of those guest spots for Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps in March!
As always, thanks for stopping by!!!