Last night we had an online crop at AMR. (AMR has one every month). Lots of great challenges, and we had Karla Dudley come as our guest designer. Very cool. I love Karla's work.
We were able to ask her questions, and mine was (of course) about acrylic albums. (Responses were copied and pasted directly from the board)
ME: Karla, have you ever done an acrylic album? If so, what is you favorite embellishment/papers to use with the acrylics?
KARLA:I have actually! And I know what you mean about it being a bit overwhelming. I did this one recently using CK's April Kit of the Month and adding my own acrylic pages...http://karlastudio5.typepad.com/karla/2 ... vecto.html ( just scroll down a bit And I started on this one but didn't finish it yet...http://karlastudio5.typepad.com/karla/2 ... -mood.htmlI hope to do that one sometime And so yeah...I just come up with a plan. Like how many pages I want and what I want on each one. I tend to make it very uniform with elements that repeat throughout the album. I like to have pictures, envelopes etc. in between the acrylic pieces. I never officially bought an album. I just go to a craft store like Hobby Lobby and pick up acrylic sheets. They come in 8.5 x 10 and bigger. They're easy to cut and punch through with a Crop-a-Dial. Love that stuff and it's CHEAP!!!!!! That's always good because you can mess up royally and not feel the least bit guilty about it!!!! LOL!!!!
O...and I LOVE LOVE rub-ons with them. PERFECT!!!! I also like to put pictures on one side and pics/pp on the other. Bling and pearls would be great too on the cover.
So then I posted three of mine (Rhi, Snow Day, and TKD), and she replied:
WWWWWWHHHHHHHHHHAAAAAAAAAATTTTTTTTTTTTTTT???????? Those a AWESOME!!!!!!! Girl you need to be teaching classes!!!!! Absolutely stunning!!!!! And good for you on the DT gig! That's wonderful!!!!!!!! I love that winter one...so sparkly ^----^And I never thought about double sided paper ....duh!!!!
ME: ThanksI have a couple that I actually like even better, but they are getting published, so I can't post them
KARLA: Congratulations Girl that is freakin' cool!!!! I know you will do great things with those skills honey! Keep it up!!!!!!!
Very cool, in my book.
I'll make another post later that shows my challenge pages. I got 3 and 3/4 layouts done before the end of the crop, and finished 5 of the 7 challenges. Still need to finsh the 4th layout.
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