Thursday, August 28, 2008

Consider the Lilies and Hummingbird Suncatcher

The new Tinkering Ink Flower Peek-a-boo Album and Peek-a-boo Pieces are a fresh addition to the already popular Peek-a-boo albums.

The Flower album alternates chipboard and acrylic sheets to provide interest and depth throughout the book. Unlike previously released Peek-a-boo albums, the Flower album also changes shapes and sizes to create the finished look of a flower. You will also find that with this album, the only cut out window is on the first page and an additional acrylic butterfly is also included with the album.

The Peek-a-boo Pieces are another great addition to the Tinkering Ink product line. These pieces will easily coordinate with many of the Peek-a-boo albums or they can be used by themselves. The package I received contained 3 acrylic shapes and 11 chipboard shapes.

When I first saw this album, I immediately knew what pictures I wanted to use. All of the birds and wildlife that I see around our home each morning continue to amaze me and would be the perfect match for this Peek-a-boo Flower album.

I began by using patterns from the Botanical Bliss collection to cover the chipboard shapes. I added some doodling with a white pen and added Stickles to add some shimmer to the entire book. On the last page I used one of the Peek-a-boo Pieces to house my journaling and I stamped a butterfly image on the butterfly acrylic shape and added it to the front of the book. By using the same circle dimension for each picture, this book went together quickly and easily.

Title: Consider the Lilies…
  • Products used: Patterned Paper (Tinkering Ink) 
  • Flower Peek-a-boo Album (Tinkering Ink) 
  • Peek-a-boo Pieces (Tinkering Ink) 
  • White Pen (Ranger) 
  • Stickles (Ranger) 
  • Stamp (Inque Boutique) 
  • Ink (Staz-on) 
  • Font (Learning Curve) 
  • Ribbon (Tie One On) 
  • Adhesive (Adhesive Tech, Permanent Bond Glue Runner) 

As I looked through all of the different shapes of acrylic and chipboard shapes I had many different ideas on how to use these shapes but I finally decided on the follow project.

I created rub-ons from the digital photos that I had used for my Flower Peek-a-boo album and applied them to the three acrylic shapes. I then added a bead of Stickles around the edge of each of the acrylic shapes to add some dimension along with shine. Next, I printed one of the photos onto a transparency and attached it to a piece of acrylic that I had in my stash. Using Staz-on ink I stamped a few words onto the transparency. I then painted a chipboard circle from the Peek-a-boo Pieces package and I added a circle of patterned paper that I embellished with Stickles. Once all of the pieces were complete I attached them to the main picture using beads and charms.

Mobile-Inside Mobile-Outside
Title: Hummingbird Suncatcher
  • Products used: Peek-a-boo Pieces (Tinkering Ink) 
  • Acrylic Sheet (Grafix) 
  • Rub-on (Grafix) 
  • Stickles (Ranger) 
  • Paint (Making Memories) 
  • Stamps (Inque Boutique) 
  • Ink (Staz-on) 
  • Patterned Paper (Tinkering Ink) 
  • Transparency (Hamerrill) 
  • Charms (Heart & Sould) 
  • Beads (So Charming) 
  • Ribbon (Misc)

As always, the quality of the chipboard and acrylic in the Tinkering Ink Peek-a-boo Flower album and Peek-a-boo Pieces is exceptional. Each crystal clear acrylic piece is covered with a blue protective plastic coating to protect against scratches that may occur in shipping and a binder ring is also included with the Flower album. The heavy weight pieces of chipboard hold up well when paint is applied to the surface and they also do not bend from repeated turning of the pages.

Personally, I don’t think you can find a product on the scrapbooking market today that would compare to the quality and innovation that you will find in Tinkering Ink.

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