Monday, November 27, 2017

My Thankful 30 {2017} Days 14-17

It hasn't been ideal to only have a few hours once a week to work on my album, but it's better than no time at all. These pages were made at the same time as the ones I shared in my previous post, and I kept with my trend of batch scrapping in order to get so much completed.

On my page for the 14th, I again used a photo from earlier in the year. The mix of old and new photos has been a different approach to my album this year, but I'm pleased that my inability to take a photo each day hasn't kept me from creating one of my favorite projects.

I used tinted Texture Paste with a stencil for the background and then layered my photo onto a die cut tag and topped it with a chipboard shape. My last touch was to add stamping over my journaling, hoping that it would create an interesting effect. I'm not loving it, but am going to live with it.

I had better luck with my stamping for day 15 page. Using a border stamp, I applied three different inks and then stamped it onto my paper. It's a little hard to see in the photo, but in person you can see the different shades. Since I added a couple of long, narrow rectangle elements, I used the enamel shapes to add movement to my page.

For the 16th I went back to my kit to pull together papers to layer under my photo. I love my patterns and layers, and needed to make sure I was keeping them in rotation throughout my album to maintain that consistency. I also brought in the gold thread and gold mist since those hadn't been used lately.

I think by day 17 I was running out of steam after having gotten 9 pages done. A very simple page with layers of scraps on a background I had made much earlier in the month but hadn't used yet.

For these larger projects it can be hard to remain focused and enjoy working on it when you have a moment. If you're not in the mood, don't be afraid to pick up something else to do, sometimes a break is all you need to come back to it feeling refreshed and inspired.

PS - I haven't forgotten about the free printable I'll be sharing, but I got ahead of myself in the last post. It's still coming, and hopefully next week I'll have the link for you.

daily supplies - A5 6-ring binder, A5 dot grid paper, Dated Stamp - Elle's Studio, WRMK Typecast typewriter, Fog and Stone Inks - Simon Says Stamp
day 14 - Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink and Texture Paste - Tim Holtz, Zippy Dots stencil - Memory Box, tag - Crate Paper,
Many Thanks chipboard shape - Feed Your Craft
day 15 - Many Thanks stamp - Feed Your Craft, Scattered Straw, Spiced Marmalade, and Carved Pumpkin Distress Inks - Tim Holtz, washi sticker - Studio Calico, enamel shapes - American Crafts {Creekside}
day 16 - patterned paper - October Afternoon and Gossamer Blue, Pattern Play stamp - Feed Your Craft, Many Thanks chipboard shape - Feed Your Craft, Gold Color Shine - Heidi Swapp, gold thread
day 17 - Peeled Paint Distress Ink - Tim Holtz, patterned paper - October Afternoon, die cut - Crate Paper, label - Kelly Purkey


  1. This is coming along so nicely Elise and kudos to you for getting it done during such a busy season. The page for the 16th is my favorite, although that cupcake photo looks very delicious!

    1. Thanks so much, Susan, I'm glad I've been able to stick with it! I just love the direction you took your album in and it's filled with so much inspiration! xo

  2. This is so cool!! I love it all!! Thanks for taking the time to share. Michelle t

    1. That means a lot, thank you, Michelle! Hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving! xo


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