This is a project that came out of me like a whirl wind! I received such an inspiring parcel from Leslie over at Alpha Stamps that it was easy to create something lovely. First off, I personally think that making anything with Graphic 45 will yield a beautiful project.
This is going to be a photo heavy post for sure. There are lots of fun details to see.
I love the seam binding that I was able to use both on the closure for the book as well as to tie the art panel inside of the box. This was the first time I have used this crafty staple and I can tell it is going to be a new favorite, it is really cheap too.
I went all out with the Birdsong paper, a Japanese Women Collage Sheet, the Song Birds Collage Sheet stickers and a few random embellishments.
I was quite surprised actually at how many stickers I used. The world has come a long way with crafting embellishments that is for sure.
I used some great resin birdhouses throughout the project. I was sure to grunge them up with a bit of guilders paste. I also tricked out some sticker embellishments by taking them apart and adding a layer of filigree.
I love the metal adornments. They were sent to me in a swap ages ago and this was the perfect project for them.
Graphic 45 makes it easy to achieve an intricate look by simply layering their papers.
This panel is one of my favorites. I love the coinstucked behind the floral piece. The paper in the backgound is really pretty too. I am a sucker for butterflies.
I made lots of use out of some K and Company borders. I layered them on this picture. In a few other layouts I actually cut the butterflied out and used them individually to create flocks of butterflies.
I really loved the cherry blossom stickers I picked up by Martha Stewart. I totally yearned for another pack.
This is another one of my favorites, perhaps it is that butterfly paper that gets me, as it is featured in this spread as well.
To add a bit of whimsy to this piece I also peppered in a few used postage stamps. I thought this added a unique touch.
I also added a bunch of charms to the closure. I love layers and movement, so the more the better here. Much of this stuff can be found in Alpha Stamps new jewelry stuff category. Isn't that Quan Yin charm darling. This is always my favorite part of my kits! Another big score was a tassel tool, I can see this coming in handy for lots of projects.
Thanks for taking the time to check out my work. As always, I really appreciate all of you who stop on by!