"Art is my vehicle through life; may we share the ride together." Ron Wickersham

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Scrapbook in a Day

Tracy, Jaclyn and I designed and taught an 8-hr Scrapbook-in-a-Day class for Create Joy using the new canvas album by Donna Downey for Prima. This is an 8"x8" album made from canvas with five canvas pages and five page protectors for paper layouts. We divided the album among us, each taking a few canvas pages as well as protectors for papers. We used the Delight paper line from Fancy Pants, several printed fabrics, several colors of felt and burlap, four paint colors and four colors of cardstock. After about a week of working individually, we put everything together into one fabulous album for the class - a total of five double-sided canvas pages and ten layouts for the page protectors.

It is amazing how well this went together and how it all flows even though three designers worked separately on it! Now that the class is finished, Tracy kept the sample album for herself but gave Jaclyn and I full kits to make one for ourselves. I have spent most of this past week, on and off, working on mine and finally finished this afternoon! I love it! I think I shared the pages I actually designed on an earlier post, but here are sequential photos of the entire album. If you have never worked with canvas or fabric, you absolutely must try it. This was such a fun, fun project! (Remember, you can click on each picture to enlarge it.)


Inside front cover and first canvas page
pg 2(canvas) and 3(paper)

pg 4(paper) and 5 (canvas)

pg 6 (canvas) and 7(paper)

pg 8 (paper) and 9 (canvas)

pg 10(canvas) and 11 (paper)

pg 12 (paper) and 13 (canvas)

pg 14 (canvas) and 15 (paper)

pg 16 (paper) and 17 (canvas)

pg 18 (canvas) and 19 (paper)

last page (paper)
This is truly a mixed-media book. We sewed, stamped, painted, inked, and used lots of ribbons, buttons and other embellishments. I can't wait to find the perfect photos to add to this album.


Robin said...

Fantastic album Susan!

Linda Manning Findley said...

this is great Susan ... would love to see it up close and personal .... Linda F

Judy said...

This album is wonderful! I love page 9 with the cute house and flowers! Would just love to pick it up and turn each page to see the next wonderful surprise!

Vicki C said...

VERY Impressive Susan!!!

ShellyRaeWood said...

How deliciously fun Susan!! WIsh I could have been there. :)

Autumn said...

Super cute, Susan!