Hi everyone! Not too long ago, Alpha Stamps gave me the opportunity to be a Guest Designer. Yes, I was thrilled! Jumping up and down doing the Happy Dance Thrilled! I’m a big fan of Alpha Stamps and follow several of their designers, so being asked to guest design was like a dream come true. Now that the cat is out of the bag, I can share some of my projects I did for them.
First, I want to show you the mini album I created. Never having made an album before, I knew this was going to be a challenge. However, you never know what you can do until you do it, so I jumped in with both feet!
The theme was Gypsies (I LOVE Gypsies!). Here are the results:
The cover is by far and away my favorite. If you’ll notice, I did insert journaling spots that are scattered throughout the album. However, this was made more as an album to look at than to journal in. It’s bound with binder rings and lots more pages can be added. I strung beads from Alpha Stamps ……… mix and also used a strand of rosary beads from them to decorate the rings.
The base of the album are concertina chipboard pennants backed with Gypsy Sisters paper. I used several collage sheets (Palmistry, Queen of Hearts #3, Gypsy Beauty, Gypsy Fortune Teller #2, & Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves), dresden scrolls miniature dice, the violet bead mix, the mauve/citrine bead mix, garnet and black rosary chain, & a stamped flourish from Alpha Stamps; the Red Mixed Media Kit, red punchinella, and rectangular puchinella from Gauche Alchemy; and Prima flowers. Other miscellaneous embellishments came from my stash.
Stay tuned for more projects from my Guest Designer stint with Alpha Stamps!