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Summer in the City Mixed Media Album

By Cbdesigns @cherylboglioli

Summer in the City Mixed Media Album

Here is what is in my studio today; a fun mini album that was recently shared on the Bind-It-All blog.It is summer, and being from Florida, most expect beach themes from me. Unfortunately, I am not a beach girl. I burn in minutes and I hate sand.  Give me trees and mountains any day.I just returned home from CHA and I’ll have a few things to share soon.  This time I worked quite a bit and didn’t get to take to many pictures.  Unlike last year’s Summer CHA experience.The day before CHA started last summer, I went into go into Chicago and experience THE CITY!  And it was so very hot (as it was again this year), but it was exhilarating for me – the sights, the sounds, the smells, the people! Summer in the City I had so much fun listening to this song and building my own mini album using Spellbinder dies designed by Donna Salazar.  I used Creative Book Pages One and Two as well as a few butterflies from her Wonderful Wings Grand Nestabilities collection.  Hit play and you can listen along with me.  I bought the song to enjoy when I want now.I created this mixed media album using chipboard for the back page to give my book stability as well as a variety of papers, tags, time card, plastic baggy, envelopes, and a piece of raw canvas.Before I show you the entire album, I thought I’d share some of the creation process.

Summer in the City Mixed Media Album

Summer in the City Mixed Media Album

I used Zutter Chipboard cover for the back page of my album.  This provided structure and stability for my mixed album.  However, 8×8 was larger than I wanted, so I used my Zutter Kutter to cut down the board to 7 x 7 and then I rounded two outer corners with the Zutter Corner Rounder.  This Zutter Corner Rounder is great for heavy chipboard and clipboard wood.

Summer in the City Mixed Media Album

I inked edges and embossed a few embellishments using various products from ClearSnap.  I also colored and shaded with some with Faber-Castell Gelatos, even while using the die as a stencil.I had so much fun putting this album together.   It is bright and happy and very summery to me.Want to peek inside my album?  Click on pics for a closer view.

Summer in the City Mixed Media Album

Summer in the City Mixed Media Album

Summer in the City Mixed Media Album

Summer in the City Mixed Media Album

Summer in the City Mixed Media Album

Just look at all that layered yumminess.  What are your plans for this summer?  Will you make a summer album?  Make sure to share on the BIA Facebookpage if so.  We love seeing your creations using Zutter products.

Summer in the City Mixed Media Album

 

Summer in the City Mixed Media Album

 


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