Sunday, November 23, 2008

Glitter and Stickles and Gems...Oh My!!!

...glimmer mist, pearls, and bells, too!

Oh....looks like my time at My Acrylic Album is coming to an end (weep, weep)! December is the last month of my DT term and I've been hard at work on my last assignments. I still have another one to share, but I'm posting these 2 now. MAA has a bunch of new acrylic albums debuting Dec. 1st, so keep your eyes peeled!

OK, on to the goodies! This little cupcake looks almost good enough to eat! I cut cotton balls in half and adhered them to the cover to get the "frosted" look, then sprinkled with Pink Paislee's coconut pixee stix, red and silver glitter. I then lightly sprayed with adhesive so the cotton balls would hold form. I need this album to really stand up because it going on the road with My Acrylic Album, permanently. Yep, it's going to be on display at all of the conventions and showcases that MAA travels to, so I have to kiss this little cutie goodbye. MM donated product for this album; I received Rouge paperie and let me tell you, it couldn't be more perfect!

The photos are of the 2 little girls in my life, my goddaughter and my those girls! I used lots of bling to highlight my little sweetie pies!

I gave the cupcakes a "cherry on the top" look by layering flowers and buttons and adhering them to the tops...I also added stickles to all of the buttons.

This is one chunky album! LOL!

Now if you thought that album was bling'd out, then hold on to your hats! I used Basic Grey's Wassail line (from scrap-diner) on this album which was just perfect for achieving a "vintagey" look...I think this is my favorite mini album by far...I wish you could see it, it's gorgeous and I'm not saying that because I made it...I really love it! I can't wait until Christmas so I can fill it with photos.
I sprayed the entire front cover with adhesive and coated it with gold glitter. Can, I just tell you that I made a huge mess with this. Anyone who comes to my house for the next year will probably leave with specks of glitter on their body. I spilled the glitter all over my leather couch...what a mess. it's all over the place!
Anyway, I heat embossed the glitter so it wouldn't come off. The great thing about MAA's albums is that they are a great quality and stand up really well to heat. I then sprayed 3 pieces of lace from savvy n sassy's November Ice Storm kit with gold glimmer mist and layered them on the top of the stocking. I then stitched jingle bells on the lace.
I used lots of rub-ons and glitter alpha stickers throughout the album then hand cut the borders for the stockings.
all of the Primas were spritzed with gold glimmer mist. I added lines to the toe for journaling.

The little plastic discs (I've had these for years) were too bright white, so I spritzed them with sandy beach glimmer mist to tone down the brightness. I also added stardust stickles to the alpha stickers...told you, I bling'd this sucker out!

I added Kaiser's pearls to the Christmas trees and stickles to the trunks and flourish.

I did the same thing on this page, too. I traced the chipboard piece from the back cover to create the journaling tag here.

I used one of the cut out portions from the borders as a mask for the back cover. I placed the cutout portion in the center and then sprayed the edge of the album with adhesive, removed the mask and then coated with gold glitter, heat embossed the glitter and added rub-ons, a piece of chipboard and rhinestones.

here are some close-ups of the front cover

I added a ton of ribbon and lace, some I tied gold hearts to.
Thanks for taking a peek at my projects!


erin said...

hi tanisha!
omgosh, if you are ever teaching out here in cali, i'm there! your cupcake album is just yummy!!! so so cute, love all the glitter!!!
and your christmas boot, is omgosh hands down the most beautiful mini i've seen in awhile.
great job lady!

Krissy said...

I will agree with Erin, the stocking is out of this world.. perhaps the most beautiful acrylic I've seen. I would LOVE to lift this entire thing, what a true treasure! And the cupcake? Yeah well, I am PROUD to have a piece of your work on display with MAA. GORGEOUS GIRL JUST GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!

Marci Knecht said...

Wow, Tanisha you've outdone yourself this month! Both albums are gorgeous, but the stocking is my favorite.

Jenniwren32 said...

Wow!!! Beautiful job on both albums, The stocking one is absolutely gorgeous!!!

Shauna said...

What beautiful albums!!! If you ever taught classes in Utah, I'd be the first one to sign up!

Veronica Starr said...

that cupcake album is killing me!!! soooooo CUTE!!!!!!!
you are amazing!!! love the stocking too!

Helena said...

WOW, that cupcake looks so scrummy and the filling is even scrummier!!!

The Christmas stocking is amazing, love all the bling!!!


BTW, left a little something for you on my blog!

Lily said...

love the cupcake but I am just speechless at that!

Adrienne said...


Sasha H. said...



GIRL I love these ..WOW.

StaceyM said...

Oh my goodness girlfriend! I think I have to agree, that stocking mini album is my fave. You really put the time and effort in to making that one. It shows!!! Just absolutely gorgeous!

I love the idea of the cotton balls on the cupcake! It's so darn cute. I would have never thought of that. Might have to steal that on from you! LOL

Love it all you talented person you!


Alycia Sanders said...

okay, so these 2 mini's are so, so pretty! you are pure inspiration girl!

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