Monday, October 23, 2017

LLC Retreat Day 3 - Beautiful Life Marci Asian Top Loading Album

Project # 23 - Beautiful Life Marci Top Loading Album in a box is probably my absolute favorite project from the 2017 Retreat.  The papers used for this project were supplied at the retreat. They were replaced with papers from Graphic 45  Bird Song (retired). This project finishes 10" x 5-3/4" x 3".  Details to complete this project are listed at the end of the post.
 Album box back:
Album box top with metal handle and LLC Ornate Scroll Flourish die cut in half for each side of the handle. This is a removable top.
 Box side: LLC Ornate Scroll Flourish cut in half, tied with embroidery floss.
Beautiful Life Marci Copic colors used:
Face: E000, E00, E01, E11, R20, R21
Hair: W2, W4, W6, W8
Dress, Fan, Crown: R00, R14, R27, R89, Gold Wink of Stella
Flowers in Hair: R00, R14, R27
Pop image with foam squares on top of the circle.
 On each side of the box front are two dies cut Lanterns.  Use the Lantern die along with LLC chipboard to create the gold background under the die cut lantern. Then smear the chipboard with Viva Gold Paste (a technique learned at the retreat). Dot the lantern top with Viva Pearl Gold Pen.
 Various sizes of  die cut Cherry Blossoms are on each corner. Dot each center using Viva Pearl Gold and Cream Pen.
 Now to the album: Lift up the top to reveal..............
 A separate album and the box:
 Here is the album with the lid decorated with die cut gold scroll corners:
Here are the 8-3/4" x 5" pages: There are 8 double sides pages in this album. The first page is embellished with postage stamps from the paper collection. On the second page, a pocket holding images also from the paper collection.
 These pages have side pockets with images from the paper collection and die cut gold LLC Ornate Scroll Flourish.
These pages have the black LLC Lattice Corners and the facing page has another pocket with images from the paper collection.
 Pages 7 and 8 have flaps that flip (see next photo) and are embellished with gold die cut LLC Lattice Bracket:
 Here is the underside of the flaps: solid card stock from my stash.
More pages with postage stamps from the collection, LLC Ornate Scroll Flourish, and a pocket with images from the paper collection.
 These pages have flaps:
 Here are the flaps underneath with solid card stock:
 And, on the last page: stamped embellishing from the paper collection, LLC Lattice Bracket on the flap and a pocket holding more images from the paper collection.
 Here shows the flap underside with solid card stock and  a paper envelope.
 Back side of album:
 Wood feet painted black underneath:
La-la Land Crafts Dies used all found here:
Cherry Blossom Branch, Lanterns,  Lattice Bracket , Lattice Corner, Ornate Scroll Flourish, Booktab and Labels, Koi Circle, Cherry Blossom Flowers, Stitched Bracket Border, and Small
Cherry Blossoms (available only in the July Project Kit). 

Viva Pearl Gold and Cream Pen
Viva Inka Gold Paste
Fancy Metal Handle from AlphaStamps.com. 
#815 DMC Embroidery Floss

This is the last project from the retreat - the very best one!  I hope everyone has enjoyed all the projects.  It has taken me a bit to complete them, thank you for your patience. I hope some of these projects have given some inspiration to you. There will be projects from the 2017 retreat to be posted soon.







Thursday, October 19, 2017

LLC Retreat Day 3 - Purse Mini Album

Project #22
Original design used pre-made envelopes.  The pattern paper used for this project had been used but the dominant color altered to Purple card stock from my stash.  The envelope pockets and tags were made along with a binding on the left side. Project finished size: 8-1/2" x 4-1/2" x 3/8". La-la Land Craft dies used for this project: Stitched Circles, Filigree Elements Border, Stitched Tags, Photo Elements, Cherry Blossom Branch, Build a Frame (Large and Small) and Book Tab and Labels die which all can be found here. There is a magnetic closure underneath the flap.
Here's a closer look at the front closure:
Open the flap to reveal:
Open the bottom flap to reveal envelope pockets:
The flap is embellished with half of the book tab:
Flap right side:
Overhead view of the pocket pages: Use a 1" and 1-1/4" Circle punch on the envelope pocket.
First Pocket page: Photo Elements Die cuts in pink card stock used - acetate is behind the photo mat so a photo can be slipped in from the top.
Each of the envelopes have a removable tag:
Here are the other envelope pockets:
This last page is using the Build-a-frame (large and small) dies along with an acetate behind the frame. Slip a photo in from the top.
Cherry Blossom Branch die cut in a pastel pink card stock:
Tag can be removed:
The printed message:
Thank you for stopping by today to visit. Stay tuned for more postings from Day 3 Retreat.

Monday, October 16, 2017

LLC Retreat Day 3 - Snow Queen Card

Project #21
Original design of this project was a painted wooden frame.  Project was altered to a regular 6" x 6" card.  The card base using White Shimmer paper from my stash.  All other elements for the card were supplied at the retreat.  La-la Land Snow Queen stamp is the main focus. La-la Land Crafts dies used: Large Snowflakes 1, Three, Icicles, 3 Christmas Trees, Double Stitched Hills, Christmas tree, Lamp Post, Reindeer 2 and both stamp and dies can be found here.
Copic colors used:
Face:  E000, E00, E01, E11, R11, R20, R21
Hair: W2, W5, W7
Dress, Hat: B21, B23, B24, B26, B28, Star Dust Stickles
Beads below Hat: C1, C3
In the top left corner sits two snowflakes sponged using light blue ink, popped with a small foam square and a adhesive rhinestone in the center.
In the bottom right corner is the Christmas Tree, Reindeer 2 and the Lamp Post. 
The background is printed snow on acetate.
The whole scene is popped with a large piece of foam as shown on the side.
Thank you for stopping by today to visit.  Stay tuned for more projects from Day 3 Retreat.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

LLC Retreat Day 3 - Selfie Mollie Flip Album

Project #20
This project is a unique style album with many interactive pages. It is using the La-la Land Crafts Cell Phone Mollie stamp found here. La-la Land Crafts dies used: Loopy Corner, Heart Handles, Flower Elements Border, Stitched Tag, Pierced Scalloped Circles, Stitched Nested Circles, Garden Bench. Album size is 7-3/4" x 7" x 3/4".
Copic colors:
Hair: W2, W4, W6, W9
Face: E000, E00, E01, E11, R11, R20, R21
Hat, Pants: E81, E84, E87, E89
Coat, Clock, Protective Glasses: W2, W4, W5, W7, W9
Vest: B24, B26, B99
Scarf, Hat belt, Belt: Y11, Y13, Y15, Y17
Boots: E44 (buckle), W3, W5, W7
Globe: W2, W4, W6, W9, YG03, YG05, YG09, BG21, BG23, BG24, BG26
Stamped message here tucked under Selfie Marci
Love how the Flower Elements Border is used here to make this effect on three sides of this album:
Viva Inka Gold Rose #905 Paste on top of Bench Die which was cut using chipboard. Original design was using a Green color paste.
Flip up the front cover to reveal:
Next: flip from left to right side to reveal:
Now flip the left side flap to reveal;
More flipping!  Flip the right side flap up and over to the right to reveal:
Flip the right side flap down: revealing a printed Bicycle pocket with a tag:
Tag removed:
Album back:
Thank you for stopping by today to visit. Stay tuned for more projects from Day 3 Retreat.