Tuesday, January 20, 2015

december daily - day 5

Hello dearies! How are you? I am enjoying the lovely weather we've had this week! Temps around 60 degrees make me want to go out and play, not stay inside and be crafty. Last night I worked on the mountain of mess on my desk while I listened to two episodes of "Elise Gets Crafty" which is by far my favorite podcast other than my own.

I'm still working on my December Daily and plan to until it's done. This holiday season was the busiest for us that I ever remember! Next year I plan to have a lot of days at home doing nothing so I can enjoy the sparkle of the trees and the smell of Christmas candles. (Has it already been almost one month since Christmas? It seems like it was just last week and I confess, the last of the Christmas boxes were just put away this weekend.)

I'm almost up to Day 7 in my December Daily...still putting some finishing touches on Day 6 which is super photo heavy but I realized I never shared Day 5. I was going along good on my album until I got to this day and it stumped me. I spent one week on it and by the time it was finished, I was super behind and the holidays were almost over so I guess I kind of gave up on trying to get it done by Christmas.

I knew I wanted to use this lovely picture of my daughter and make it big...
I printed it 5.5" wide x 8" tall and found this great chalkboard quote to go with it...
Left Page: 6.5" wide x 8" tall
Right Page: 6.5" wide x 8" tall (Photo 5.5" wide x 8" tall)

Then, so I could tell the story of the day, I made the right page pull open to reveal more pics inside...
Opened Page, Right Side: 12" wide x 8" tall - Score Mark 6.5" to Right

Here's a close up so you can see the journaling...
I was pleasantly surprised how well these pictures printed on my printer at home. I have a Canon Pixma printer and I used Platinum Pro paper and the pics came out brilliant and sharp although I am not a huge fan of the glossy finish. My adhesive sticks to it if there's a stray dab! I've since found a better option which I will be telling about in a review I'm writing soon.

Here's a close up of the embellishing....
Inspired by Ali's large gold numbers in the Studio Calico kit, I searched for something similar and found a package of wood veneer numbers at Hobby Lobby. I used a silver ink pad on this and then because the ink seemed like it wasn't going to dry, I covered it with Glossy Accents and I love how it turned out! In hindsight, the ink probably would have dried had I left it overnight, as I did with the Glossy Accents. :)
The best part about using the chipboard number is that it gave the page a natural lift so it's easy to see that you need to pull open the photo. I considered putting a pull tab of some kind on the page and I still might. I also may further embellish the chalkboard square on the first page a bit more. Sometimes I just move on and then go back when inspiration hits me!

After this day I was determined to make the process more simple so the next day I went with pocket pages and photo collages. I will share that soon.

Working on a page now about my collection of Little Golden books. Will share that later this week so check back!

5 comments:

Sherry C said...

Gorgeous girl, gorgeous album! Love the large photos!

Jen Schow said...

Love it. Can't wait to make a page about my collections after listening to the last podcast!

KIM JACKSON said...

love this interactive page!! What a beautiful girl you have.

Shiles728 said...

Your pages are coming along beautifully! Thanks for sharing with us over on the December Daily Anything Goes fb page. I look forward to seeing more of what you create! :-)

Tiffany Lowder said...

This is my fave so far - love the large pic & the fold-out page!