Summer -14 minialbum - Canvas Corp Brands

Weather here in Finland hasn't been recently so summery, but it's coming anyhow! So when Canvas Corp Creative Crew was asked to do a canvas minibook project I immediately thought about doing a base for my kids to document the summer. 

I used a Canvas Corp canvas book as the base for this project. For the inner pages I sewed ivory cardstock for the background and then embellished the pages a little using happy, bright colors that remind me of summer. I chose to go with pink and yellow and added some black in there, too. The cardstock pieces are better to write on than just the canvas base. I also think that it's easier for my kid's to glue something on to the paper than straight to the canvas.

My idea was to let the girls add their own documentation here with me helping them. A picture there, some journaling here and also some memorabilia. For that I included small envelopes to the pages so that any tickets or other ephemera is easy to include to the album. Here's just a few sneak of the album, but I guess you get the idea I had. 

For the cover I used the same color scheme than in the inner pages, but instead of sewing a piece of paper there I used gesso and a stencil to create a big bloom. As gesso works like a resist I then colored the cover with Tattered Angels mists and after the mists had dried I doodled with a black pen to the cover. Lastly I sewed on a piece of Canvas Corp paper, a washi tape strip and also the letters and numbers. My idea was to really stick them to the cover as I guess the album will be going from a bag to bag during the course of the summer.

Have you thought about how to document the summer yet? I would love to know your ideas! Thank you for popping in today! 

Materials: Canvas Corp, Tattered Angels, 7Gypsies, 3rd Eye, Design Memory Craft, American Crafts, Teippitarha


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