Monthly Archives: August 2012

The Ombre Effect

HI there! Today I wanted to share a un LO I made with Scrapbook Circle’s kit for August – True Stories.

If we take a look at all the new trends out there I guess the “Ombre” is my favorite (OK, it is a tie between Ombre and Chevron, I’ll admit). I have been dying to try it out so when I saw the AC fabric alpha on August’s add-on it hit me: that’s my chance!

That means I had to take a totally different approach to this page, I started with my title and my picture! Then I built the rest of the page around them. Another odd thing is that it is a double page! I don’t usually do double pages, but I have to admit, I’ve got carried away playing with my water colors… 🙂

Basically what I do is add a drop of paint in the base of the letter (or the cardstock, the pink “feathers” were also painted with watercolors), dip my brush into water and carry the color to the top, letting it fade on it’s way. Simple and lovely.

So now roll up your sleeves and get messy with your watercolors!And don’t forget to share your work with us on Facebook.

Thanks for stopping by!

Dani Donner


NYC – the mini

HI there! Dani here today to show that even an “office line” can work for many different projects, even travel mini-albums! 🙂

Yes, yes! I have used my most beloved October Afternoon – 9 to 5 (I really do love that line!) to create my entire mini-album for my trip to the Big Apple! And I think it looks so cool…

Here is one of the pages inside, sorry I tried to take more pictures, but the pages don’t open flat (and my finger is NOT part of the mini, believe me).

One thing that I truly love about this project is the biding.. I found this super clever, super simple, super cute way to bind your books somewhere on the internet and I knew I had to use it to my next mini, just 2 holes in all pages (hello crop-a-dile) an elastic band and a paperclip! Brilliant! (And it holds very well!!!!)

I hope you have enjoyed a peek into my mini. I sure had lots of fun creating it…

Thanks for stopping by!

Dani Donner