Monday, October 23, 2017

LLC Retreat Day 3 - Beautiful Life Marci Asian Top Loading Album

Project # 23 - Beautiful Life Marci Top Loading Album in a box is probably my absolute favorite project from the 2017 Retreat.  The papers used for this project were supplied at the retreat. They were replaced with papers from Graphic 45  Bird Song (retired). This project finishes 10" x 5-3/4" x 3".  Details to complete this project are listed at the end of the post.
 Album box back:
Album box top with metal handle and LLC Ornate Scroll Flourish die cut in half for each side of the handle. This is a removable top.
 Box side: LLC Ornate Scroll Flourish cut in half, tied with embroidery floss.
Beautiful Life Marci Copic colors used:
Face: E000, E00, E01, E11, R20, R21
Hair: W2, W4, W6, W8
Dress, Fan, Crown: R00, R14, R27, R89, Gold Wink of Stella
Flowers in Hair: R00, R14, R27
Pop image with foam squares on top of the circle.
 On each side of the box front are two dies cut Lanterns.  Use the Lantern die along with LLC chipboard to create the gold background under the die cut lantern. Then smear the chipboard with Viva Gold Paste (a technique learned at the retreat). Dot the lantern top with Viva Pearl Gold Pen.
 Various sizes of  die cut Cherry Blossoms are on each corner. Dot each center using Viva Pearl Gold and Cream Pen.
 Now to the album: Lift up the top to reveal..............
 A separate album and the box:
 Here is the album with the lid decorated with die cut gold scroll corners:
Here are the 8-3/4" x 5" pages: There are 8 double sides pages in this album. The first page is embellished with postage stamps from the paper collection. On the second page, a pocket holding images also from the paper collection.
 These pages have side pockets with images from the paper collection and die cut gold LLC Ornate Scroll Flourish.
These pages have the black LLC Lattice Corners and the facing page has another pocket with images from the paper collection.
 Pages 7 and 8 have flaps that flip (see next photo) and are embellished with gold die cut LLC Lattice Bracket:
 Here is the underside of the flaps: solid card stock from my stash.
More pages with postage stamps from the collection, LLC Ornate Scroll Flourish, and a pocket with images from the paper collection.
 These pages have flaps:
 Here are the flaps underneath with solid card stock:
 And, on the last page: stamped embellishing from the paper collection, LLC Lattice Bracket on the flap and a pocket holding more images from the paper collection.
 Here shows the flap underside with solid card stock and  a paper envelope.
 Back side of album:
 Wood feet painted black underneath:
La-la Land Crafts Dies used all found here:
Cherry Blossom Branch, Lanterns,  Lattice Bracket , Lattice Corner, Ornate Scroll Flourish, Booktab and Labels, Koi Circle, Cherry Blossom Flowers, Stitched Bracket Border, and Small
Cherry Blossoms (available only in the July Project Kit). 

Viva Pearl Gold and Cream Pen
Viva Inka Gold Paste
Fancy Metal Handle from 
#815 DMC Embroidery Floss

This is the last project from the retreat - the very best one!  I hope everyone has enjoyed all the projects.  It has taken me a bit to complete them, thank you for your patience. I hope some of these projects have given some inspiration to you. There will be projects from the 2017 retreat to be posted soon.


Diane Lucas said...

Patti you did such a great job on this. Just love all of your projects. See you soon

Margaret Klitch said...

Drop dead gorgeous! Wow!

ciloma said...

Stunning! Just beautiful.

Shelly Schmidt said...

I just love seeing all of your projects- this is outstanding!!! Beautiful- lots of work, but so worth it!

scrapnhawaii said...

This is just a gorgeous project, Patti! Just beautiful!

eunice said...

Absolutely BEAUTIUL!