Sunday, March 21, 2010

Another AMAZING Spring project from Linda Albrecht....

Here's Linda! (I'll let her tell you about her lovely project!)

"The Spring Set includes a framed patterned paper collage, pinwheel
garland (can you tell that I'm crazy over garlands right now?!?!) , and
notepad with container."

The FRAME is one of the easiest ways to make a favorite scrapbook paper
into a home decor piece. I just removed the glass then cut down my
paper as desired and placed it in the frame. Once I backed the paper I
made a spring collage by adding the bird nest, eggs, and some handmade
crepe paper flowers. I also added a few snips of artificial greens,
some rub ons letters for the sentiment, and buttons with rhinestones
added to the bottom edge. Easy!

To make the GARLAND: Punch 1 1/2" circles from papers. Cut 1"x 12" and 1
1/4"x 12" strips from papers then accordion fold them and form into
pinwheels which you adhere 1/2" punched paper circles to the center of
each side. String the pinwheels onto cotton string using a large needle
and glue 1 1/2" circles onto the string (2 circles each-- one on each
side of the string) between the pinwheels, as desired.

NOTEPAD with container: Paint container or cover in patterned paper (I
did both). Add buttons along the top open edge and tie a fabric strip
on handle to make a bow. Use chipboard or book board to make the holder
for the notepad paper by cutting slightly larger than your pad and long
enough so that you can make 2 folds to wrap over the top of the notepad
paper. Cover chipboard in patterned paper then punch 3/8" holes through
the notepad and holder and tie together with a fabric strip. Use
acrylic stamp to add images to the corner of each sheet of paper in the
notepad. Add color with watercolor pencils, markers, paint or ink.

Supplies used:
We R Memory Keepers Vintage Blue Clear Stamp "Berries"
We R Memory Keepers Vintage Blue "BlueBerry Hill", "Sugar
Plum", "Simply Wonderful", "All a Twitter" and "May Flowers" paper.

Cosmo Cricket Joy Ride "Fast Lane" and "Are we there yet?" papers
Cosmo Cricket Joy Ride Buttons
Advantus Girls Paperie "Paisley" paper
Jenni Bowlin Red Black Line "Micro Dots" paper
Melissa Frances Pink Rhinestones
Maya Mist "Bubblegum"
Metal wall container
Photo frame
Cotton string
1 1/2" circle punch
1/2" circle punch
Watercolor pencils
3" twig nest with eggs
Chipboard or book board for notepad

Hi, it's Dana again. I'm sure you will want to check out more of Linda's work, so head over to her blog... and be sure to check back soon for MORE of her tremendous work! :)

~ Dana


BabyBokChoy said...

Linda is in a league of her own, I've never seen anything she makes that doesn't just blow one's mind several times over and then some, love love love her work, thanks for featuring her!

2amscrapper said...

Love your projects!

Jocelyn said...

Love these....that frame is AMAZING!!!! I want to make one RIGHT NOW!!!

Ally Scraps said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!! I love that Linda gives us directions, now where to find that exact birds nest???

Erika M. said...

Linda's creations are amazing as always!

papertrails leaver said...

she is always amazes me with her talent! These are outstanding!

Lacey said...

what amazing projects! Thanks for sharing, you have inspired me!