Good morning, I hope its bright and sunny where you are today, its lovely here in Dorset and I'm enjoying a well deserved couple of days off work but I have totally lost track of time and where in the month I am and for that reason I am a day late sharing with you my project showcasing a fabulous new set of stamps from Crafty Sentiments Designs, I know I say this a lot but you are going to love these stamps! Now today is day 3 of our 3 day preview and you really need to pop over to the Crafty Sentiments Inspiration blog to check out the fabulous projects made by my talented DT teamies, they really are a bunch of awesome crafters. The fabulous 4 new stamps will be available to buy at the Crafty Sentiments Designs Store tomorrow and I'm sure they will be flying out the door real quick so don't forget to grab yours!
So onto my project, I have used the adorable 'By the Sea' and coloured with a mix of copics, spectrums and spectrum pencils. I thought this little man would make the ideal front piece for an album filled with summer memories. The covers are made from mountboard and a tip for those of you who would like to use mountboard more but can be put off by the price, pop along to your local picture framers and ask if they have any offcuts they are throwing out. (They often have to pay to get rid of it!) I came away from the framers last week with a fantastic amount including some 12x12 pieces. Anyway back to my project, I covered the mountboard with some digi paper that I have had for years and is from a collaboration kit called Take a Dip by Digi Designs By Nicole (I don't actually know if she is still trading this kit goes back to 2009), the lettering is a quickcutz alpha and the shells are cut on the Cricut. I got out my trusty Bind-it-All to put it all together and then added some ribbon and string to decorate the bind, finished off the decoration using some gems.
I would like to enter this album into the following challenges:
Incy Wincy Designs ~ Bright Funky Colours
Love to Create #120 ~ Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter #163 ~ Anything but a card
ABC Challenge ~ N is for Nautical
Crafty Creations #265 ~ Tic Tac Toe ~ circles, ribbon, die cut
Stampin' for the weekend ~ Anything Goes