Wednesday, July 17, 2013

A Fabby Cup of Tea

This week's post focuses on the very lovely Teapot Chipboard Album by FabScraps, it's a great size for a little mini album, I have used mine to house recipes that are fit for a High Tea, a little gift for a friend of mine who is entering the world of baking... here is what I used in the recipe for this little book of loveliness:

 I used X-Press It TripleTac to secure the paper to the chipboard pages

I wanted a pretty shabby look, so I opted to file the excess paper from the edges of each album page, it's a little tricky on the curves, but the result is worth it

Then it was time to build some flowers from the fantastic pre-cut flower range from FabScraps, you can achieve a bucket load of looks with these flowers from flat to scrolled to scrunched, mine have a half rolled, half scrunched look.  For one flower I used all four sizes of the flower in a stack, and then one with the 3 smallest flowers and one with the 2 smallest flowers.  I rubbed the flowers into a foam mat to loosen the fibres and then added some curl and pinches to each layer

Then I built up the layers with X-Press It Clear Gel Glue, adding little beaded centres, the beads stack really nicely with the Clear Gel Glue, I love this technique.... and you can see the little leaves in the photo too, I coloured them with a Copic Marker... these come together really nicely thanks to the little sheet of petals and leaves from FabScraps, they come in a great array of colours, but the cream seemed perfect with the pink cover I chose...

Next it was on to a bit of Chipboard for the front of the album, the scrolls come with the Teapot Album and I added a matching Afternoon Tea word from the FabScraps Range... easily coloured with my trusty Copic Markers

To add to the shabby feel, I applied some paint with a rubber stamp, randomly across the cover, rubbing excess paint around the edges of the album front, and across the chipboard elements

Then it was a case of putting all the elements together with Clear Gel Glue, it's great to apply and then move into the exact spot, there is a little give time with this Glue and then it dries in a snap!!

Here are the products I used in my project today:

X-Press It TripleTac
X-Press It Clear Gel Glue
FabScraps Summer Teapot Album
FabScraps Afternoon Tea Word
FabScraps Paper Raspberry 
FabScraps Paper Strawberries
FabScraps Fresh Cream Roses

And here is my finished album, all ready for me to add my sweet recipes...

I hope you like the combination of the Fresh Cream Roses and the Teapot Album... now I'm off to eat some of the treats I made for the inside of this gift, enjoy!!
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