Day 5 – May Arts / Creative Imaginations Blog Week!
Hi all. How have you been enjoying this week collaboration between May Arts & Creative Imaginations?
I have to say I had so much fun playing with Creative Imaginations gorgeous paper and Luminarte paint. For my project, I decided to make a little memory keeper. Well, honestly, I haven’t quite decided what I am going to use this for. I might use it to keep ticket stubs and all or I might use it to keep printed digital stamps or to keep small ribbon scraps. 🙂
Here’s what the cover looks like.
When I was coloring these papers, it was so calming and relaxing. Took me almost a whole day, but that’s because I just took my time and just enjoy the process. Here’s what you need to create your own little memory keeper.
- 6 envelopes (you can adjusted to however many pages you want)
- Creative Imaginations Paper
- Creative Imaginations Monarch Die-Cut Shapes
- Luminarte paints
- Sentiment stamp from Verve Stamps
- May Arts Sheer/Nylon NE04
Line up all 6 envelopes. Adhere the envelope flap to the front of the next envelope. Do this to all of them, except for the last one. You want to adhere the flap of the 5th and 6th envelope together. This way the smooth side of the envelope will be the back cover.
You can cut the big pattern papers first and then color it or you can color the whole sheet and then cut it. I did the later one. The neat thing about coloring with Luminarte is that the finished result has this pretty sheen to it. And also depends on how much water on your paintbrush you can make the colors lighter or darker.
Once the paint was dry, I cut the sheets to fit the envelope. For the front I also added sheer nylon ribbon. Then for extra embellishments I used the Monarch die-cut kit and color them with Luminarte as well.
Here’s a look at the pages I made:
Aren’t the pages look so artistic? On purpose, the other side I decorate it very minimally so they wouldn’t look too busy.
It's not often I make stuff besides cards, but I have to say I really enjoy making this one. Give Luminarte a try and you’ll fall in love with it. I know I did.
Well, hopefully you enjoy this project. Thanks so much for stopping by here and have a fabulous day!
Blog post by: Vera Yates