This month we are partnering with Candy Rosenberg and her company A Vintage Girl. Candy has a love of all things vintage and steampunk inspired and she designed a line of products for your crafting pleasure! I used one of her fabulous chipboard albums to create my mixed media "Somewhere in Time" mini album.
Time to play...
I received the following products to play with:
The "Steampunk Dreams" Dress Form Album has 7 pages including (3) laser cut and etched pages, (2) chipboard and (2) corrugated pages.
The Steampunk Gear Set contains a cluster of laser cut chipboard gears plus additional gears that can be used for layering. (This set coordinates perfectly with the Steampunk Gears Chipboard Album.)
The Alphanumeric Alpha Set contains 3 full alphabets and lots of numbers!
I had a ton of fun playing with inks, embossing powders and papers but before I show you my finished album I have a few quick tips to share for working with this chipboard album.
There is a page with a laser cut dress form on the right edge. I wanted to add paper to that page so I slipped a piece of paper under the dress form and traced the right edge. I cut along the line and flipped it over. Voila! I have a pattern to use for my designer paper. (The area at the bottom was a bit fussy to cut so I ended up just tearing the paper on the actual page and inking - looks great!)
For the actual dress form I used Bay, Nutmeg and Copper Blends 2 inks to add color to the chipboard before covering it with clear embossing powder.
The album comes with 2 corrugated pages. I applied Whipped Spackle through a stencil on one of the pages. After it dried I added a light tint (Bay) and created tag pockets with SuperTape and chipboard scraps before adhering it to the 2nd corrugated page and embellishing.
Most of the embossing powders I used on the gears had a very smooth finish, however, I created a lot more texture for the gear on this page by first applying a layer of Ranger Distress embossing powder. I added copper embossing powder on top and...wow! Instant grunge!
Okay! Enough tips! Time for the finished album!
I actually added a page here! (I 'll share the details on that another time.)
I am keeping things pretty simple until I decide what pictures I am going to add.
You can find the master list at
Materials for A Vintage Girl Steampunk Dreams Album:A Vintage Girl - "Steampunk Dreams" Dress Form Album
A Vintage Girl - Steampunk Gear Set
A Vintage Girl - Alphanumeric Alpha Set
Clearsnap Eileen Hull ColorBox Blends 2 - Bay, Nutmeg, Copper
Clearsnap Clear Embossing Ink
Stamperia - Voyages Fantastiques
Emerald Creek Embossing Powder - Java
Embossing Powders - Copper, Platinum, Gold, Black, Clear
Ranger Distress Embossing Powder - Old Paper
Faber Castell Whipped Spackle
Faber Castell Pitt Big Brush
Therm O Web Supertape
Therm O Web Eileen Hull Adhesive Sheets
Sizzix Little Sizzles Mat Board
Rinea Foil Metallics Foiled Paper Variety Pack
Darice Embossing Folder
Dymo Label Maker
Charm, Twine, Tags