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~~Maya Road CHA-S, part 2 - Mini Albums ~~

Posted by Ania On Tuesday, July 24, 2012

So. Embrace yourself for yet another CHA-blogpost w/lots of photos. Part 1 can be found here, and the first minialbum can be found here.

I created three minialbums for CHA, although only one can be said to be a “traditional” minialbum… the 3” Vintage Memory Box (see link above) are so fun to create, and doesn’t really feel like a real minialbum…it just feels..fun…. and as for the chipboard flag banner book, I opted to create each banner like an individually page sort of, like a hanging thingie…but not really like a banner… like this:
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I started making this blue one first, covering it with LilyBee papers and then various wooden items – some painted, some crackled, some misted…

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I really like how the paint and mists are reacting differently w/the wood, depending on whether it was prepared w/gesso in advance or not..

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I especially love the scroll detail – when I shipped it off to CHA I packed a wad of papers under the paper-strip so it wouldn’t break during shipping…I thought it was obvious, but I actually saw a photo from the Maya Road CHA booth showing they didn’t remove the protective paper, haha… cough…

Nevertheless..when creating this one, I looked at the three other flags and thought..why not just continue w/the theme specific stuff..…

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So I made a green one, this time w/papers from American Crafts..showcasing the Kraft and trinket pin embellishments.

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I love how you can mix the mini Kraft ticket, the larger one and the transparent one…. and I love love using pins!

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Especially the larger one to the right! My fave! Crystal Star!

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Now, if you’ve noticed the ribbons used…there’s four new ones…1/4 “ double stitched velvet ones..so I figured ok, I’ll move on to pink. This time I returned to LilyBee and found a pink sheet from there.. I wasn’t quite sure what to “showcase” for this one though, so I just found some ribbons and a large bottle cap and then just created this one.

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See..used my fave trinket pin again….and the middle vintage trinket? Love it!

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Had to add this ‘lil cherry too….love it….it’s so cute! Oh and I adore the Iridescent glitter…..have already used half the bottle..need.more!

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I sort of like how the small organza roses trim fit the width of the tin perfectly…here in sand..

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Finally..the white one….this time/w American Crafts paper & w/glitter and chipboard as theme…oh and mist too I guess! Did I mention that I love the iridescent glitter?? Showcases the mistcolors in such a pretty way! I’ll let the photos speak for themselves…:

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Right. Still hanging with me?

Cause here’s the third minialbum…a real mini too…

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Using the picket fence album…had fun adding crackle paint to the front gate and then adding chipboardstuff…you get a sheet of the chipboard embellishments used on this gate included in this minialbum…

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Then washi tape, white embossed stamping and shiney shiney glossed up letters…the papers used throughout this album is American Crafts’ Dear Lizzy – Neapolitan.

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See? Shiiinyyy!

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Hmm. There’s so many pages in this book…or rather, I sort of took a lot of photos I guess…I’ll share a few here, and if you’re interested, you can find all the images here on TwoPeas.

Oh by the way..see?? YELLOW STAR PIN!! Like the crystal one I love!! *loves*picketfence7

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Right. Long post. Once again. if you wanna see all the pages..the whole album…feel free to check this out :)

 

Ciao..will share the last installment from CHA tomorrow – the layouts :)

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