Recently I made a really cool project using the new Birdsong Bliss paper from Graphic 45. I was a bit surprised at how much I fell in love with this paper. It is not a theme I have gravitated to in the past. I think it is the rich color palate that really drew me in. Anyway, I had so much fun with my first project that another one quickly followed.
The red Dresden borders worked out wonderful and really helped the outside of the project some cohesiveness. It may be hard to pick up, but I also used a sheet of mica over the central image to add a layer of interest and dimension. I know get what all the fuss is about in regards to mica!
All the fun metal bits, beads and charms really make for some interesting embellishments. The lions I adore, so I had to make sure I got a shot of them in my post. They are on both sides of the box. I have to say the embellishments are my favorite part of a project. Since this is the theme over at SSSS, I am going to show this off over there too.
Since this Graphic 45 box was on a smaller scale I was able to use the same background paper on each panel resulting in a tighter palate.
Another way I kept things cohesive was by using similar embellishments throughout the project. I cut out the lanterns from this wonderful sheet of paper and added them throughout the accordion book.
These little resin birds are fab. As you can guess, I distressed them up with a bit of guilders paste. The flower embellishments were a bit too bright, so a little distress ink was added to grunge it up a bit.
Here is another detail shot of one of the panels. I had to make sure I used that dragon lantern!
I hope you were inspired or learned a little trick or two. Thank you for taking the time to stop by and comment if you choose. All that feedback I get from you all is what keeps me going!