Hey crafty friends! Cheryl here on the blog today with a project I’m super excited about using the new Boho Color Vibe collection.
If you know me then you know how much I love the colour pink. My favourite shade is a dusty rose/mauve, so when Simple Stories included those in the new Boho Color Vibe range, I did do a little happy dance around my craft room! I thought this is my chance to create a monochromatic album in my favourite shades of pink!!
I cut the dusty rose and mauve papers from the 6x8 paper pad in half and turned those into a simple album using some binding wires I had at home. I have alternated both colours to make it a little bit more interesting and made sure all the polka dots of the Color Vibe paper is at the front - did you know one side has little polka dots and one side is solid?!
Once the base of the album was created, I started with the cover. I wanted one that flips up horizontally rather than sideways like a normal book. I used two chipboard pieces (one for the front and one for the back) measuring 4.25 and 6.25 inches - just a little bit bigger than the album we created earlier. I have decided to use acetate for my spine, so you’re able to see the binding wire and album through it.
Of course I had to add a little bit of machine stitching and I decided to go for metallic gold. I wanted an accent colour on my monochromatic album and gold always goes so well with everything - especially pink! All Color Vibe ranges come with a flower pack and I created 5 flowers by layering different flower shapes on top of each other. I alternated between dusty rose and mauve to add a little bit of dimension to them. My bigger flowers feature a stitched little button (those are also included in the Color Vibe range!) and the smaller ones have enamel dots in the centre. I’ve also added a little bit of gold thread for a little bit texture and fluffed up the edges a little bit to make them more dimensional. These might be one of my all-time favourite flowers!!!!!
The sentiment I have used on my front cover is from the new Vintage Essentials range, as well as the hearts. To finish up the front cover I have added white paint splatters and enamel dots. Every page of the actual album has a little bit of decoration, mostly in the corners to leave as much space for photos and journalling as possible. I have used more paper flowers, as well as chipboard pieces from the collection and more buttons. I have also added a little bit more machine stitching to every page for some extra sparkle.
Have you ever created a monochromatic mini album or layout? I think it’s a great challenge and if you have a favourite colour you should totally give it a try. This might be one of my favourite mini albums yet! It’s so simple yet so beautiful and stunning.