Thursday, September 17, 2009

Welcome blog hoppers!

Thanks for stopping by for the Rusty Pickle blog hop! If you just happened to stop by and didn't know about the hop...then be sure to stop by the Rusty Pickle blog to see where to start... there will be lot's of inspiration and prizes along the way.
I want to celebrate all things mini!!
Here is my mini album: Always my Love.
I Created with the Rusty Pickle acrylic scalloped album (see complete Rusty Pickle supply list below). Many people love the look of acrylic but aren't sure what to do with it: on this album cover I used several different distressing techniques to try! Why not give them a try...acrylic is super fun and Rusty Pickle has lots of great acrylic album shapes to choose from.

I used a nail file (or sandpaper will work) to rough up the front of your acrylic album, this will allow for the glimmer mist and ink to stick better. Spray on glimmer mist and blot with the Ranger inking tool (or just allow to dry if you prefer). I used a brown and green for a nice antique look.

Next I used ink on the edges, and stamped one of my florish stamps using the same ink, sprinkle on the embossing powder and use a heat gun to set. The acrylic as it heats will warp a little but as soon as your powder is set flatten it out with a heavy object....I just use one of my fav scrapping books and applied a little pressure to it for a brief time... this will flatten it right out.

Next add a few of Rusty Pickle rub-on's...which I must add go on like butter! Now with the roughed up album you can stamp your title right on your cover...but be sure to allow time for it to dry (so it doesn't smudge). Once my cover was distressed I added a butterfly, some stickers for the title, and paper to the inside of the album cover.

Thanks for stopping by your next stop in the hop will be: Rusty Pickle Chef Kim G.
But wait don't run off yet: leave a comment for a chance to win a Rusty Pickle RAK! also don't forget to check back next week to see who the winner is...since I will need an address to send it to!
Rusty Pickle supply list:
Rub on's:
Rock Star RB58
Quaint Flourish RB48
Paper:
Razzles RP813
Candy Pop RP815
Sugar Swirls RP818
Sugar Dandy RP816
Stickers:
Candy Land Alphabet Stickers Green ST89
Album
6x6 Scalloped Acrylic Album AA04 (includes 6 pieces)
Chipboard:
Rock Star Chipboard Accents CB51

Here are some additional distressing items I used: Making Memories edge scrapper one of my fav tools for distressing paper edges! A nail file, ink, Glimmer mist for this project I used: Coffee Shop and Olive Vine. Zing embossing powder, and Ranger Ink blending tool...another one of my fav's used on every project I distress!

Now just for your viewing pleasure since we are celebrating mini's on my blog: here are some pics of other mini's I have created!





Thanks again...don't forget to leave a comment!

Also check out this link for the Rusty Pickle layout challenge I am co-hosting with Rusty Pickle Chef Dawn: September Challenge at Scrapbook.com running until October 18th.

Kathie_d

92 comments:

weewiccababe said...

Hi Kathie, just hopped her via Beckie and Sarah
fab mini-albums, I really need to try that with the acrylic
Debbi
xx

Sharon said...

Hi, I blog hopped from Sarah's blog.
I love the minibook you ahve made. Great techniques there.

x

Beckie Dreyer said...

As ever my friend inspirational and beautiful! xx

Kate said...

OMG you mini albums are gorgeous I have to try my hand at making more of these!!! Thanks for the inspiration!

Katexx

Laura Stewart said...

great stuff!!

Eryn said...

Following the hop, thanks for sharing. I love ALL of your mini albums!!!

Colleen said...

Love those mini albums. You are right, I am really not sure what to do with the acrylic but love the look of it.

Pamela said...

Gorgeous album!!!! Really, all the albums you show here are fabulous!!!

Sarah (UKS Smelly) said...

Wow, Kathie, you certainly are the queen of mini's. Well done

{VICKI} said...

Love your project.

Carolyn Lontin said...

ohh I love how the green just pops off your mini album! Great job!

Liz said...

Fabulous mini

Brenda said...

So gorgeous - you are amazing!

Eva said...

All your projects are just stunning!!!

Vicki said...

Loving the blog hop!! such a cute album!

Chantelle Lea said...

Wow, your minis are amazing! So far, my fave:)

Julie et Jocelyn said...

wow, I love this projet. The colors! wow!

Ahauna said...

I'm hopping! I love all 3 albums that I've seen so far. You are all so talented and I'm learning lots.

Snips and Snails said...

Your mini albums are super cute. Thanks for sharing.

Julie said...

Hi! I'm following the blog hop! I love the colors you used on the mini album!

Julie Ann

Parker and Emma's Mom said...

What a cute mini album!

jenniferlynnhansen at yahoo dot com

Amber said...

I like your focus on techniques - it's a great inspirational change :)

Tracey Locher said...

I am sooooo going to try those tips on my acrylic... I am one of those that is scared of it! :-) You are the MINI QUEEN, aren't you, my friend!? :-) So, so talented! Can't wait to see you in November! WOOOO HOOOOO!!!

Charlene said...

Love this album. I am ordering this acrylic album today and would love to win the goodies.

LG said...

WOW! I am blown away with your mini acrylic album. It is so inspiring. Thanks for sharing, I will surely try that one

magicwanda said...

Wow you have an awesome blog....
I love your work
thanks for the great blog candy offer!
Wanda

juliem said...

I just hopped over from Sarah's blog and I love your mini album. I am just starting to work with acrylic and it is fun.

IrisGoddess said...

Very nice! I always look at acrylic and can never come up with anything to do with it. Thanks!

nandmmom said...

Great Mini's Lots of inspiration!

Heather McDaniel said...

I am a hopper! I love your work! You create very beautiful things!

Kristi B. said...

I love all the supplies & colors you've used. You've made some really cute mini books. :)

laterg8r said...

gorgeous, i am in awe of your 'mini' talents - fabu projects :D

Sharla said...

Wow, love all your mini's, but especially love the acrylic one..the colors are gorgeous!

Ruth said...

I love the idea of roughing it up to get the sprays to stick.....fab mini books and excellent tips..thanks xxx

Liz Chidester said...

I love all the lime green!!
So cute!

Cathy said...

ohhh i love your what i like about you mini cover. will have to check and see if its in your SBC gallery

ellen s. said...

way cool! love those colors

Southernbelle said...

Your work is amazing! What beautiful albums!

Aymee

Wrightboysmum said...

I love the idea of distressing the acetate, really neat. I made the hop from Sarah's blog away to hop onwards.

Erin Gudge said...

Following the hop to you! Gorgeous colors in your mini! I love anything butterfly!

LisaNRoxy said...

Wow - just beautiful - I adore the albums!

barbie_love said...

WOw What a fun bloghop of inspiration can't wait to hop on to the next bit of creativity
Barbie

Jen said...

I really love the way you used the Zing!

Karen said...

gorgeous mini album! WOW!

NANCY DARE said...

loved all your mini's

Chris said...

Thanks for explaining your techniques on the mini! Beautiful!

Shannon said...

Those albums are awesome!!

Noeleen said...

you are a crazy mini queen. love it all:)

rachaelwood said...

i love those colors. very very cool

DebW said...

Awesome mini's!

Atticelf said...

I love what you did with the acrylic album! I haven't tried one yet but you've certainly inspired me (thanks for sharing some techniques too BTW!).

Jules said...

You are the Queen of the mini's ...Love them all .I really love the Christmas Tree's I think that one is my Favourite.
JulieH

Trudi said...

Hi Kathie - happily hopped onto your gorgeous blog. Your mini's are just Awesome

Stacy said...

What a great mini book. I need to try stamping more on acrylic. I always mess it up somehow. Great project!!!

AScrappersDelight said...

Love the grungy butterfly look! Very nice!

AlTeRiN fOoL said...

LOOOOVE that lil mini!! You can rawk some aacrylic girl!

Haley said...

I'm here from the blog hop and I have to say that your little albums are just awesome!

So much love and detail in each page!

I'm drooling over how pretty they are. :-)

Katrina said...

Thanks for the embossing tip on the acrylic!!! Great projects...

Beth Warren said...

Love your mini album. Are you in Europe too, is your RAK for anyone? (I'm in the US, would love to win :)

Denim Rose said...

Great project, they keep getting better and better!

Tiffany said...

LOVE the minis!!! Such great creative inspiration...

Sandy said...

What what fantastic your you do...I love all the minis...you are very talented...so happy I hopped on by!

Sue McGettigan said...

LOVE your mini albums, and the colors on today's project are just wonderful :)

Kathie said...

Beth: I am in the USA... and I am not putting any restrictions for shipping on my Rusty Pickle RAK.

Thanks for asking!

Kathie D

ps: thanks all for stopping by and for all the love!

TP Creations said...

Great album. I have never tried acrylic, but would love to.

Theresa said...

wonderful album. i really love the colors. thanks for sharing.. =)

LotsToScrap said...

You are THE mini-Master! Love them all!!!

Robin said...

I thought this would be easy, but it's not. Everyone's projects are just fantab! I started out at RP and went to becky and sarah. Your Christmas Mini Album is probably my favorite as I am a Christmas Nut and love this time of year....

~ Amy W ~ said...

Great look to that acrylic album!

Cheryl H said...

I love to makescrapbook treasure using acrylic books and this one is beautiful.

silvia said...

WOW!!! AWESOME mini's!!!

Heidi E. said...

Im speechless.. This is fabulous..

Paper Dolls said...

Your mini albums are so darling! I love mini's and appreciate the eye candy inspiration!

Jane said...

WOW stunning work as always Kathie!!! love it all!!

Pam said...

Your project is great. Thanks for sharing!

Rose Ann said...

Fantastic minis! LOVE em all!

TheresaE said...

cute mini album. Thanks for the detailed instructions!

STAMPMOM9 said...

WOW!!! WOW!!! Kathie dear you TOTALLY ROCK!!! Girl I could just look at your talent here forever!! My family probably would get mad at me...lol!! Everything is amazing!! The butterfly book has brought out some of my fav. media!! YOU ROCK!!! Hugs,Dawn :)

scrapbookmom79 said...

i'm a hopper!! What fab minis you have!! hehe.

jjindp said...

Really like all the shapes and dimension. Thanks for sharing

Dragonlady said...

Wow Kathie,

Fantastic and I love the butterfly.

Ali x

Robyn W said...

thanks for your part in the blog hop

Chris said...

Hi, I found your blog via the RP blog hop and I love your mini album, the distressed look is superb and all your other albums are gorgeous. Thanks for the tips for embossing acrylic, I must try that. Chris :)

Bec said...

Just beautiful!!! Love your scrapping style.

Sandi said...

Found you doing the blog hop. Totally amazing what you did with this album. MY fave so far!

Charisma3103 said...

Umm Wow is all I can say you rawk the house Girl... Your stuff is truly gorgeous..

Reel Girl said...

You rock the acrylic! You have definitely inspired me to give an acrylic album a go (I am embarrassed to admit how many I have in my stash!)

Mou S said...

Aww Kathie... SO BEAUTIFUL!!! But, now there's no surprise in that, is there :)

pballard said...

Hi there. Love your work, love Rusty Pickle and would love to win!

Cathleen said...

Kathie - I love your project! I so need to try out acrylic albums - so creative - You Rock!

SnapWhiz said...

Hi Kathie - Just hopped over from Beckie and Sarah's mini's. So much fun and I love how you altered your acrylic! Thanks!!

Beth Root: Music Teacher said...

So pretty, love all that fun color!!!