Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Chipboard album & Paris Postcard

Hi you all!
Today I want to share another album I made recently. The covers are made of chipboard, painted with white acrylic and glazed for more durability. The 'love' word is made of wood, and has been in my stash for a long time. I gave it several coats of white acrylic paint, stamped it with my 'love' stamp using archival black and varnished it. It has been fixed on with my hot glue gun (no blisters this time!!)


I lined the inside covers with pink DP, and made a pocket front and back to take tags. I used ric-rac braid for the trim, and the colours of the pocket and tags are repeated in the cardstock used for the pages. I used a good quality, embossed cardstock, which will make a nice background for photos or whatever.



I used black and white spotted ribbon to decorate the covers and rings.


Here is my 'Postcard from France' for the challenge at OOAH Creations. I stamped a collage of Paris images in archival black onto white speciality stamping card, and added a die cut of the Eiffel Tower. I gave it a pop of colour with the red heart.





Have a great day, take care, and thanks a lot for coming by!

30 comments:

  1. Love both your projects - they are fab being monochrome - really effective! x

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  2. Beautiful projects, you seem to have had a black and white day. Both are very effective, lovely work! Hugs, Sarah

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  3. WOw Valerie,die beiden werke sind fabelhaft,ich mag schwarz weiß auch so gern,das hat sowas edeles,gefällt mir ganz mega klasse.

    GLG Jeannette

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  4. A fab postcard Valerie, love the TH Eiffel Tower (it kinda looks like it's wearing flowery pants! :o) your love book is gorgeous too. Still a chill in the air here too. Have a good day, I'm off to the garage for an MOT (that's the car, not me!) xx

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  5. Yes, I noticed it afterwards, too - should I give it a bra as well!?

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  6. Gorgeous Valerie :)
    Von ♥

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  7. Fantasic projects Valerie and good to see some black snd white.

    The postcard is terrific and I think the Eiffel tower looks a bit like a policeman on duty lol

    Always great to have you join us at yhe Hatters

    Love Chrisdiexx

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  8. Beides gefällt mir sehr, sehr gut Valerie! sehr edel gearbeitet!

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  9. Beautiful album and postcard, with the 'love' theme running through!

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  10. The album is jaw dropingly gorgeous. The word LOVE in wood gives it such depth. Your French Post Card? Oo la la! Great work as usual, Valerie. Hugs, Donna

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  11. Beautiful - I love both the projects and couldnt choose a favourite. Cx

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  12. These are lovely Valerie. Love the monochrome and pop of colour on the postcard.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

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  13. Awesome book Val, Love how you added the ribbon to both ends and those moos in your last post are Wonderful!!
    Hugs Lynn

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  14. Both projects are brilliant Valerie
    great stamping on the postcard from France
    Thanks for joining us at OOAH
    Janet x

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  15. Loving both of your great projects Valerie. Hugs Annette x

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  16. Gorgeous work Val, as always! Love black and white, it is very elegant! Hugs, Barb

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  17. Beautiful project book and The postcard looks great, loved the images.
    Yvonne x

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  18. Ich liiiieeebe das Albumcover!!! Sieht so unglaublich genial aus...der 3 D Effekt mit dem scharz weiss...traumhaft schön!!! ♥ Conny
    http://piaromsartjournaling.blogspot.de

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  19. Wow such lovely projects! Thanks for sharing! Hugs Frea

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  20. Beautiful album, that stamped wood piece is beautiful. Your Paris postcard is awesome, love all the great images you used! ~Diane

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  21. All soooo beautiful, Valerie!!

    ** love all the details you put into your artwork. :]

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  22. Gorgeous projects .....so clever & pretty too!! Ann xx

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  23. Hi Val, I'm in Paris at the moment and therefor interested in all handcrafts about Paris. I like your card a lot!
    Brgds
    Kerstin

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  24. Love these. I always enjoy seeing your art work.

    Hugs~

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  25. A little late getting around since I've been working on that big custom order. Finally finished! Love the Love!

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  26. Very nice! Fun sometimes to go B&W, eh?

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  27. I agree with Ms Bain about the Eiffel it does look like it is wearing floral knickers. As for your love I love your love !

    Marie

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  28. I should know by now how creative you are, but it never ceases to amaze me. I love your Eiffel Tower in it's Bridget Jones's big pants lol x

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  29. Yes, I think they would fit me, too!

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