Saturday, 11 January 2014

Ephemera's Vintage Garden - Enchanted Rose #1

Hello, my friends!

I'm here today to share with you my very first official Ephemera's Vintage Garden DT project. The last EVG project I shared was my introduction. :o)

I have occasionally used digital images for projects, but this is my first experience with a digital kit...and I am hooked! I am using the Enchanted Rose Kit, and Debbie has loaded this kit up with pretty goodness! This kit is so versatile for any type of paper crafting project but as soon as I printed it out, I knew that I would start with a mini album. It's been a while since I've made a chipboard album, so I decided to use that as my base. I've also added three black cardstock envelopes that I made with my WRMK Envelope Punch Board. They hold the lined album pages. It's a great spot to write some private thoughts. I also used black cardstock to mat all the tags and journaling cards. The kit makes a 4" X 6" album but because of the way I constructed mine, it measures 4 1/2" X 6". Other then the beautiful kit, the only embellishments I added were some ribbons, buttons, paperclips and bling. That's it!

Now, before we get started on the mini itself, I just have a couple more things to say. I don't have a fancy printer. It's just a regular inkjet printer. I also didn't use any fancy kind of paper. These images are all printed on inexpensive white Recollections cardstock from Michaels. I think the results are fabulous! I just hit print, and cut them all out. The images didn't even need any inking to distress them because it's all there already. I did do a very quick inking of all the edges with black ink just to color the white edges.What that means is that anyone can do this...and have lots of fun doing it too!

Let's get to the mini album...
I chose this page for my front cover because it's my favorite! I used one of the pink pages to punch out all the flowers and the fronds. I fussy cut two of the butterflies, folded up the wings, and adhered just the body. It's a lovely dimensional embellishment! I added a little flower over the flower on the dress, and then two black pearl flourishes. On the binding I added some ribbon and a pretty butterfly charm.

The image on the right is raised up on pop dots so that I can slip tags in behind it.

For the page on the right I made a pocket using one of the journaling tags. I added a ribbon to the top of a double-sided tag.

On the left I added a pearl embellishment. The right page is one of the three cardstock envelopes. The hinge at the top is one of the paper embellishments. I added a journaling flap between the pages. The envelope flap is held shut with a mini velcro tab, and a button added on top.

The left side page is one of the pretty tags with the other side of the hinge wrapped over it. Before adhering the tag, I wrapped it with a ribbon bow. Then I matted two tags and slipped them in. Another little double-sided tag flap between the two pages, and a journaling tag adhered to the top of the right-hand page.

The left side has another journaling pocket with two tags. The right side is a ticket pocket and two more pretty tags with ribbons.

The left page is another envelope page. I punched out a scalloped circle from one of the tags, then fussy cut a butterfly and adhered just the body on top of the punch. The envelope flap slips behind the button to close. The right side is a beautiful library pocket that holds two larger journaling cards. I added a ribbon bow and a paperclip with another ribbon bow. 

I didn't feel this left page needed anything because it's so pretty. On the right is another envelope page. This time I cut the flap off so you can see the top of the large journaling tag inside it. The button is exactly the same color as the papers, although it doesn't look that way in this photo. On the right side page is another library pocket that holds a small journaling card. I added just a few rhinestones to the bottom. 

The left side is another smaller library pocket and a beautiful butterfly tag. A strip of ribbon and some black rhinestones were added.  On the right side I popped up this lovely image and added another rhinestone. 

Aren't these papers lovely? There's another sewing machine under the tag flap, so I added just a few pink buttons to the bottom of the page. Another ribbon paper clip on the flap.

One last photo of the front and back cover, and the embellishment of the binding.

Finally, here is a photo of all of the tags I used in my mini. Can you believe there were even more in the kit that I didn't use?

Materials Used:
Book Base: Black Chipboard, Bind-It-All and O-Wires,
Recollections - Black and White Cardstock;
Ink: Distress Ink - Black Soot;
Bling: Prima - Pearls, Unknown - Rhinestones;
Ribbon: Celebrate It - Sheer Ribbon;
Punches: Stampin' Up - Scallop Circle Punch,
EK Success - Flower Punches, Fiskars - Corner Punch;
Stapler: Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher and Staples;
Buttons and Paperclips: My Stash.

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There you have first project using the Enchanted Rose Journal Kit!
I will be back again soon to share another project using the same kit! That's one of the joys of using a digital kit, once you have it, you can use it over and over again! 

Debbie has MANY beautiful kits to play with, including one that was just released yesterday. Please visit her store HERE to take a look. Also, head on over to her blog HERE. Join the blog and sign up for the newsletter so that you can receive all the beautiful freebies that Debbie generously shares!

If any of you pick up the Enchanted Rose Kit, and would like to make a mini just like mine, I'd be happy to share some more details on the actual construction! 
EnJOY your weekend! :o)


Astrid said...

Dont do youself down, its a gorgeous mini album.
I loved the paper and all the lovely details.
Hugs Astrid

Natalie said...

This album is beautiful, Nancy!! The kit is lovely! You've used the elements so nicely. Gorgeous!!

Tracy said...

Sigh....I'm in vintage mini heaven here. So incredibly gorgeous Nancy. Each and every page is so well planned and there's so much variety on the pages. You are in your element on this team. Hugs!

Marianne said...

This is just gorgeous Nancy! I love the colours, I love the images and I love the way you put it all together. She really does have beautiful images, I have purchased some.

Christine L said...

Woweeeeee!! What a stunning vintage/retro creation Nancy... all those fabulous details.... LOVE IT!!

Christine x

Christine L said...

Woweeeeee!! What a stunning vintage/retro creation Nancy... all those fabulous details.... LOVE IT!!

Christine x

Jennifer said...

This is just gorgeous Nancy! I just love how you combined the papers and tag and special bling.
You make such lovely things!

Sandy said...

Oh Miss Nancy - this is wonderful and ever so beautiful. I love these little books and I know just how much work it takes to make one. Splendid - absolutely smashing. Not only are digital images less expensive but they are much easier to store to. Wonderful work dear heart!

Debbie-Anne Parent said...

It's stunning Nancy! The black contrast is wonderful and I love how the pages have a different touch to them. I'm so glad to have you on the team, what a great first entry!

The Moonlit Stitch said...

WOW! This looks like something you would see at a really cool boutique, it is amazing Nancy! Great work! ~*~Lisa

papercrafter45 said...

Truly beautiful & lovely! Every detail is stunning! Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful album! :)

Claire said...

This is beautiful. Don't you love Debbie's digital kits!

Jen said...

This album is my absolute favorite of your work. Very beautiful Nancy!

Tereese S said...

Gorgeous mini, Nancy. I'm always afraid to buy them for that reason. I will have keep that in mind. Beautifully done my friend. Hugs!!

Tereese S said...

Gorgeous mini, Nancy. I'm always afraid to buy them for that reason. I will have keep that in mind. Beautifully done my friend. Hugs!!

Tracey Sabella said...

Wow, Nancy, this mini album is absolutely amazing!! The vintage images are just gorgeous!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

Garden of Grace

Penny said...

Love your mini album! Really pretty design and gorgeous details in it! Bet you had fun creating it! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Marilyn said...

Wowsa, wowsa, wowsa! This is gorgeous Nancy, every single page! I'm going back to look again!

GCgirl said...

Completely lovely!

Kelly Neis said...

Hi N,
I do not want to buy the kit I want the completed book because yours is fabulous!! lol I adore it and I think this is your nitsch in crafting, you excel in vintage and these mini books. I am going to their blog and store to sign up and look at their kits. You did a awesome book, love every inch!
Hugs KElly

Cely said...

there are no words for this one, my friend. its so beautiful!!!!

Holly Hughes said...

This is just beautiful!! What a gorgeous creation!

Jonia said...

Beautiful Nancy. I just love what you have done. I have been doing a little digital stuff while up here at Duke with mom, but not the same as hands on.

Geri said...

OK...this one deserves a HOKEY DINAH!!!;) Had to smile a that comment as I haven't heard it in awhile from you, and it's not something I hear around here...I'm gonna try it on my kids soon!;) This album is just plain gorgeous...every page...every detail! Beautiful work! You've shown off those elements perfectly!

Cynthia said...

Wow, what a fabulous altered notebook, Nancy! You have a lovely blog. Thanks for stopping by and leaving such a sweet comment.

chanya13 said...

Gorgeous mini album !!! I love it!!!