Monday, September 20, 2010

Coughton Court - Mix N Mingle mini album - Extravaganza artwork

I have to say just how much I love these little books - a great combination of acrylic and chipboard pages make it so much fun :O) I used the Passages level 2 paper pack with these pictures - taken when I went back to the UK in May with my dear friend Victoria. I used one of the Marks epoxy clips in the center of the flower - I just used scissors (an old pair) to cut off the metal 'clip' and just used the decorative piece. A Opaque pearl in the shades of brown added some shimmer to the label from C1422 - Unity and a photo corner from the spring blossom collection added interest to the photo (and hid the construction sign !)
I used a rub-on in the corners of these 2 photos and again a Opaque pearl in the center of the flower.
I used a close up photo of the grey leaved plant as my 'paper' on the left hand page and then added a more distant shot of the same flower bed for the main photo. I added a pearl to each of the ribbon 'tabs. On the right hand page I used another rub on and used the pearls to accent the swirls. I used a corner rounder to make the scalloped edge to the photo.
Remember on an acrylic page - what ever you do on one side - you have to do the same on the other side otherwise it will show through. So again the corner rounder was used for the scalloped edge of the photo mat and more pearls. On the right hand page I used the green embroidery floss to stitch the zig-zag pattern on the cardstock and another Marks epoxy clip to accent the page.
Here I used the new Shimmer brads to accent these pages - one on a cardstock circle and the other as a center of a flower. Here Victoria and I were right at the top of the tower! Again the tags were from C1422 - Unity.
Pearls top and bottom add a shimmer to the left hand page which shows a photo of one of the stained glass windows, and I used embroidery floss again to stitch the photo of the right hand page. 3 pearls of 2 sizes decorated the bottom corner of the photograph.
Another marks epoxy clip with the metal clip part cut off forms the center of the flower and I know it is difficult to see but there is a tiny pearl in the center of this. Glitter rub ons for the words directly onto the photo and my favorite stamp set - Just the Ticket adds more embellishment. Coco and Colonial White ribbon decorated the whole album.
If you remember I also used another of these chipboard pages on my Zippedee decorated box and tomorrow I will show you what I did with the last page.
Hope you like this :O)


  1. Sara this is ABSOLUTELY STUNNING! Beautifully done and inspirational.

  2. Thank you so much - I have to say that I had so much fun making this. It was a wonderful day and the gardens at Coughton Court were so pretty. Glad you like it x



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