Thursday, May 1, 2014

Joan's Touch Challenge #11 Graphics 45

Good Morning Ladies,
Thursday is here already. Time is flying once again. There are not enough hours in a day to create all I want to create. But I am thankful for the time I have.
I have created a second altered project for Joan's Touch Challenge #11 Graphics 45 You can see and enter the challenge here....
This is the first project I started to for this challenge. It took a little longer to create than the project from yesterday. So it got posted second as it was not finished to post yesterday.
The challenge requirements for this week are as follows:
Make an altered project.
Use something that can be purchased at
So here we go....
This project started life as a plain Jane Karen Foster blank mini book. I altered the cover first. It has the word Journey embossed in the cover. Karen Foster did that for me. I love the word journey because life and all of it's parts and pieces are a journey. I decided this mini book deserved to be celebrated by using the Graphics 45 Botanical Tea 8X8 pad that I purchased from Terri at I used the small calling cards and mini stamps from the pad throughout the mini book.  So those two items were placed on the book first. I then added the flowers. The flowers consist of two little satin roses, a little larger sheer ivory rose, rolled roses created using a Sizzix die, and a layered flower created using the Black Eyed Susan Cheery Lynn die. The Black Eyed Susan die was purchased at Joan's Gardens. I love that die as it makes more than just a Black Eyed Susan. Buttons came next...yes buttons glorious buttons. I love buttons and think they give a vintage look. Pearl sprigs were added under the flowers. A single feather was the last addition to the book cover. Ribbon and fiber was added to the rings that bind this book together. Scroll down to see the rest of the book. There are spaces for photos. The inside pages were stark white and that would not do with the Graphics 45 paper. So all pages had Tim Holtz distressed stain in the color of Vintage Photo rubbed over them for a match to the vintage look of Graphics 45.
 A closer look at the cover.
This is the first inside page.
Each page set has this layout.
 Ribbon and buttons were added to each calling card and stamp.
 The pages on the right have a place for a photo.
The calling cards give space to journal on.

This is the back page with more room for writing. 
This book stands up well for display.
This mini book could be filled with photos of you little girls tea party with photos printed in sepia or it would be a wonderful Mother's day gift with vintage photos added.
This was so fun and easy to make. Graphics 45 and Terri are the key to this mini book.
Thanks Joan this was a wonderful challenge!
Happy Scraps,
Mrs. Swandog


melody2542 said...

How beautiful!! This should go to the CO-OP shop for sure!! It would make a lovely gift!!

Terri Urban said...

Wow Lori, your mini album is wonderful. Each page has so much interest and I love the colors of that Graphic 45 paper. Great job.
Thanks for again joining us at Joan's Touch for this challenge.

Ginny B. said...

Very creative, Lori. All your elements come together to create a true work of art!

Blessings, Ginny B