Sunflowers Mini Album with G45 Time to Flourish

Frilly and Funkie Floral Infatuation: Sunflowers Mini Album with G45 Time to Flourish

Hello, Friends!  It’s time for another fabulous challenge over at the Frilly and Funkie Blog.  Nancy is our hostess this time, and the theme is Floral InfatuationCreate any kind of vintage or shabby chic project where flowers are the focal point. With that in mind, I designed and created a Sunflowers Mini Album using Graphic 45’s Time to Flourish August papers. You’re invited to enjoy a tutorial and a video tour today.  Let’s get started!

Sunflowers Mini Album, Time to Flourish, by Kathy Clement for Frilly and Funkie Floral Infatuation Challenge, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 5I adore sunflowers. This time of year, they are in full glory.  Every time I see a field of these radiant blooms, my spirits are lifted and I am reminded to keep my face turned toward the sunshine and not the shadows.  So I guess it was a natural for me to choose to make a sunflower mini album for this challenge.

Sunflowers Mini Album, Time to Flourish, by Kathy Clement for Frilly and Funkie Floral Infatuation Challenge, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1 Just look at this color palette: teal, yellow, gold, green…color me inspired!  The album was created with a kraft cardstock base and decorated with the August papers from Graphic 45’s Time to Flourish Collection.

Golden Splendor

Time to Flourish was released with matching chipboard flowers,. It was fairly easy to alter these into bodacious sunflowers. Each blossom was carefully shaped, spritzed and inked.Teal and copper Czech bead were glued into the centers to mimic sunflower seeds.  When everything looked “just right” I piled them onto the front of the sunflower mini album in a cluster of golden splendor.

Sunflowers Mini Album, Time to Flourish, by Kathy Clement for Frilly and Funkie Floral Infatuation Challenge, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 2

Sunflowers Mini Album, Time to Flourish, by Kathy Clement for Frilly and Funkie Floral Infatuation Challenge, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 3

Cover Story

Adding ivory burlap to the cover created an extra layer of texture.  And I love the vintage metal findings from Graphic 45.  To age them, I tapped them with Ranger Vintaj Patina and Moss.

Sunflowers Mini Album, Time to Flourish, by Kathy Clement for Frilly and Funkie Floral Infatuation Challenge, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 10

Sunflowers here, there and everywhere!

Here is the first opening of the album.  The side pocket contains a folder for photos.,  Pretty cut out images have been tucked into the belly band on the right hand side.   A 4″ x 6″ photo can be mounted on the base, and more can be tucked under the belly band. Prima gold crackle accents were added with one of Tim’s mini stencils.

Sunflowers Mini Album, Time to Flourish, by Kathy Clement for Frilly and Funkie Floral Infatuation Challenge, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 6Sunflowers Mini Album, Time to Flourish, by Kathy Clement for Frilly and Funkie Floral Infatuation Challenge, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 7

This square tag pulls out from the center pocket.

Sunflowers Mini Album, Time to Flourish, by Kathy Clement for Frilly and Funkie Floral Infatuation Challenge, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 8Sunflowers Mini Album, Time to Flourish, by Kathy Clement for Frilly and Funkie Floral Infatuation Challenge, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 9

Sunflowers Mini Album, Time to Flourish, by Kathy Clement for Frilly and Funkie Floral Infatuation Challenge, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 11Sunflowers Mini Album, Time to Flourish, by Kathy Clement for Frilly and Funkie Floral Infatuation Challenge, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 12You can see that I filled the pockets of this sunflower mini album with all sorts of good things!

YouTube Video Tour of Sunflowers Mini Album

Because I find it hard to get a feel for the “flow” of a mini album through still photos, here’s a short YouTube video tour.  It runs about 4 minutes.

How to Build the Base for the Sunflower Mini Album

You know how they say a picture is worth a thousand words?  Well, I found that to be true when trying to write a step out tutorial for this album base.  I finally gave in and built a second base while shooting a video.

That pretty much covers everything for me.  Now it’s YOUR turn!  Create your very own Floral Infatuation project and link it up on the Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog before midnight EDT on Tuesday, September 6th.

The winner will earn the chance of a Guest DT spot  at Frilly and Funkie, and everyone who enters and follows the rules will go into the draw for the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique. And there are Top 3 Badges for three further outstanding entries, chosen by the Design Team.

I can’t wait to see what you make!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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16 thoughts on “Sunflowers Mini Album with G45 Time to Flourish

  1. LuvtoKraft

    I adore sunflowers and I am absolutely LOVING your mini, Kathy!!! It’s literally take my breath away gorgeous!!! You are the Sunflower Queen in my book! WOW!!!
    Hugs,
    Kris

  2. Susan Smit

    Hi Kathy…thank you so much for your films. Love this little book. I have saved your post so I can make one of my own…I am sure everyone loves sunflower flowers in a field…it indeed indeed a joy to behold. The papers are perfect for it! Inky hugs.

  3. smithgfb

    A very beautiful project as always my friend. Sunflowers are a favorite of mine, especially as they have been growing in my garden this year! The birds must have dropped the seeds by mistake but I’m truly enjoying those beautiful faces!

  4. Pamellia

    Wow Kathy, just wow!! I always wondered about these fancy albums you put together and I am over the moon excited to see you have a tutorial video for this one! What a glorious project, I just love how you put all these elements together in one magical creation. It’s pretty easy to see why Graphic 45 snapped you up. Amazing colour palette, all those blues and warm tones together, yummy! Love the subtle crackle flourish pattern, lovely way to add some texture. Love it!! Off I go to watch your video. hugs 🙂

  5. Cec

    Love, love, love this. The colours are perfect together and the sunflowers are just the thing at this time of year. I think your embellishments are fabulous and especially the burlap – great addition. I watched the video and applaud you for the ease with which you put this together. I would be stressing over every line to ensure it was straight and every corner was square – you are so relaxed and it gives me inspiration and hope that maybe I can be you when I grow up:)
    Hugs!
    Cec

  6. Pattie Jns

    OH! thank you for the wonderful tutorial of this gorgeous album. I would not have known where to begin. It is so helpful and I love it. The paper and flowers are the tops. what a wonderful gift for someone special. I hope to do one of these. thanks again, it is special.
    by the way, I want to also say that yesterdays album was super, didn’t get to comment.
    have a good day….hugs

  7. Anita Houston

    Seriously I do know how you do it. Every project you make is filled with the utmost detail…I know no one else like you! This is outstanding! I LOVE all the sunflowers, and the triple page opening is fabulous, with all the pockets, pull outs, and clip board…FANTABULOUS!!!!

  8. stampersuzz

    I love sunflowers and yours are stunning. I always know I am going to come over and see a stunning front and then … Wow… Open it up and so many more beautiful pieces!!! Gorgeous!

  9. Jenny Marples

    Much like Anita I seriously don’t know how you do it Kathy!!! This is yet another incredible project with more than just a cover to delight and excite the eye!!! The warm glow of those sunflowers echos the glow we all get from peering inside open mouthed at all the gorgeous added extras. And thank you for adding the videos – they truly are such a wonderful way of fully experiencing all the hard work and beauty xx

  10. Jenny Lawrence

    Hi Kathy,
    such a wonderful and stunning book.
    The desin is awesome, and the colours chosen are really super.
    Your flowers look really superb.
    Thank you so much for the wonderful tutorial.
    I must have a go at one of these soon.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

    1. kathycNC Post author

      Thank you so much, Jenny! This August paper from Time to Flourish has to be at the top of my favorites list. Making the flowers was loads of fun, too. I’m so glad you stopped by!

  11. Nancy Dynes

    Your album is beyond fabulous, Kathy!! Ohhhhh, how I adore those sunflowers! I’ve been drooling over EVERYTHING on your blog. I’m trying to figure out how many DT’s your on, but I lost count somewhere around… Infinity? Lol! I wish I had a pinky finger of the inspiration (and energy:-)) you have to create so many stunning works of art.
    Hugs,
    Nancy

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