I’ve had many people ask about page protectors on this album. In most of the photos I’m sharing here on my blog, and in the video I do not have the protectors on the pages. The entries were required to have protectors for display at convention, and I have kept them on now that I have the album back at home.
The page protectors do not cover the interactive elements, of course, but they do keep the storybook safe from handling. I sliced, diced, taped and sewed the protectors to get them to accommodate the pages, so they’re not perfect but they do the job.
You can see the sewing on the above page protector.
One of the “challenges” in the contest was to create a page using no B&T paper (pre-printed patterned paper) but we could use stamps to create our own patterns. The globe has many layers of stamping using several different sets. I use a technique I call “bad stamping” when I’m layering images. I don’t press fully on the stamp when inking or stamping, to create partial or faded images.
I love how the big flourish stamp fits perfectly as the wake of the boat. I created the waves by tearing, distressing and edge-rolling Lagoon colored cardstock, then painting the edges with adhesive and dipping in glitter.
More embellishment clusters. Lucky for me, I didn’t have to keep track of the products used in this project, or even use currently available products. As long as it’s all CTMH, it’s good. And I have plenty of CTMH products, you can be sure of that!