Two My Mind’s Eye Challenges and an Altered Record Album

I bought a vintage record at an antique store earlier this year – it’s a beautifully illustrated story of Rapunzel, and I knew as soon as I saw it that I would use the album case and records to make a scrapbook for my seven-year-old daughter. It’s still in the process of being completed, and I want to share the whole thing SO BADLY but for now I’m going to share just two pages that I created using My Mind’s Eye products and their April challenges.

I made this layout, the back page of the album, using the My Mind’s Eye April sketch:

Seeing as it’s only one photo, it’s a rather loose interpretation. I die cut a pretty frame using my Silhouette, and ended up cutting a Stella & Rose die cut into two pieces for the layout title. I have at least three different MME paper lines on this layout!

The next layout is all about shapes – first off, the octagon inspired concept which is another My Mind’s Eye April challenge:

Again I used my Silhouette, this time to die cut a honeycomb mask. Just for fun, I added flowers to a few of the honeycombs. I laid this over my background paper and misted with Glimmer Mist. I added a little spatter using a darker shade of Glimmer Mist – anyone want to give me some tips for mister bottles that have NEVER worked? I’ve rinsed, and shook and poked and nothing helps. Hate that!

Yes, that is a record making up the base of my layout! The album stores the records in kraft paper pockets and so the pockets and the records both became part of my album. I love that the photo peeks out from the hole in the middle of the pocket when the page is stored!

Oh, and in showing this you get a peek at another album page – yes, I am maximizing my album by adding pages on hinges – isn’t that fun?

I am having so much fun making this album, loving my daughter through scrapping her personality, and if all goes well, I’ll be able to show you the full album next week. Mark your calendars! :)

1 Comment

  1. Dawn · April 26, 2012 Reply

    A gorgeous start to your album. I love the idea of using the record as a base and the honeycomb background is really beautiful. Great photos; wish my shots turned out like that!

    Hugs, Dawn

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