Thursday, March 24, 2016

Coming Up Roses - Guest Designer for Alpha Stamps

Good morning everyone!  I had the pleasure of being a guest designer for Alpha Stamps this month.  They carry some of the best products around and I was happy to get a chance to play with a bunch of them.  Their theme this month was Gardens, so I created a shallow shadowbox/shrine garden out of their Album with Arched Door.

The first page of the album has an arch.  I started this project by tracing that arch on all but the last page and then cutting out the area with an Xacto knife.  Once that was done, I sanded the edges and glued everything together.  This gave me a slightly recessed area to work with.  I trimmed a piece of Blush Charmed Scrapbook Paper and Frolic Friendship Scrapbook Paper to cover the inside and outside of my album.  I then added pieces of Trailing Ivy Border to the top and bottom.

I cut out an image from the Bacchus #2 Collage Sheet and then created a frame for it using the Ivy ATC Frame.  I placed this in the middle of the arch.

I ran the Pink Rose Garland all around the edge of the album and then added pieces of Fern Garland that I had trimmed.

I filled in the garland with images fussy cut from Land of the Butterfly Queen #1, Butterflies, Natures Crowns, Winged Things, and Storybook Fairies Collages Sheets.  I then inserted 1" Curly Paper Roses in Ivory and Pale Pink, Mini Rose Buds in Ivory and Pink Cream Variegated, and Small Mulberry Blossoms in White and Pink all around the edges.

To finish this off, I took a pair of Terracotta Wall Planters, filled them with Sheet Moss, then inserted Tiny Paper Roses in Medium Pink and Pink Creme Variegated.

I had a wonderful time doing this.  Hope you enjoyed this album turned shadowbox/shrine.  For more great products and projects, check out Alpha Stamps!

Until later.............................