Tuesday, March 24, 2009

My "Favorite" Getaway Album

The MFT Idol Challenge continues this week. In week 9 the theme is masking. You can create anything you want but you need to include the masking technique in your project. I chose "My Favorite Getaway" as my theme this week. I have a group of girlfriends I love to hang with and we are hoping to take a little trip soon. And I know it will include all "Our Favorite Things", beach, shopping, good food, shopping, and definitely just time to relax. With that in mind, I made a keepsake album. All the "Who's That Girl" scenes are done with the masking technique.

Be sure to hop on over to Splitcoaststampers in the MFT forum to vote for your favorite! You have from 10:00 pm EST tonight to 10:00 pm EST on Wednesday to cast your vote. I would appreciate your vote!

This is the cover of my album. I used the Going Places set. First I stamped the airplane, then Who's That Girl, then the suitcases, and lastly the buildings. The album is mounted on 8x8 chipboard. I rounded two of the corner. The edges are distress with Tim Holtz Distressing Ink in Tea Dye. All the coloring is done with Copics. Her dress is pieced and I add a little camera charm and lace.

In the beach scene I used By the Seashore. I stamp my first girl, made a mask, and then stamped the second one. I did the same for the birds. Then leaving my masks in place I colored and sponged in the sand. The shells embellishment is also masked. On my spa day page, the main image is from Serenity Now, but the cup and tea bag are from Hot Stuff. The letters are chipboard that I sponged on Old Olive Ink and I added some buttons.

Anything girls' trip has to include shopping and good dining. For my shopping scene I used Tote-ally Fantastic, the awning from Meet Me at the Cafe, and a Annie Lapoint flower pot. I also reversed masked the dots on the awning with the dots in Behind the Scenes. I added ribbon and a charm and lengthened the sidewalk on both pages. In my dining scene I used Meet Me at the Cafe and Branch Out. I stamped the cafe sign, then the awing, then the main image, and lastly the branches.

The trip has to include time to relax and just enjoy each others' company! In my e-girl scene I used the shoes from Say Charge, a purse from Tote-ally Fantastic, an Annie LaPoint flower pot, and Who's That E-Girl. This one took my awhile! It was my first attempt but the masking got easier as I went along! I used chip board letters, flowers, rhinestones, and my computer. On the second page I used Here's the Scoop, the suitcases from Going Places, and the shopping bag from Say Charge.

Since I just got April's Who That Girl from Kim I just had to include it at the last minute. I just love it! I pieced the shirts and added the perfect sentiment to end my album with!

Thanks so much for stopping by and looking!

Melody

12 comments :

  1. What a fabulous vacation album. I love every stamped image and every detail. The colors are wonderful.

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  2. Melody this is awesome, I love all your masking.

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  3. What a great album!!! Beautiful!!! Love the masking and all your beautiful layouts!!!

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  4. This is just gorgeous, every page is a work of art, just awesome.

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  5. This is just beautiful, and very creative. Love, Love, Love it!!

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  6. Another beautiful MFT project! What a great album to treasure your special trip with your friends!

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  7. You did an INCREDIBLE job here! OMG! I love it!! This is SO - WOW!

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  8. This is a great album and I love all your pages! excellent job & tfs!!!

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  9. What a Great album!!! I love it...the images and colors are great! Love this!!! What a great way to remember a fun trip!!

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  10. Great project! Everything about it is so well thought out and executed. I'd love to go on that trip!

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  11. wowww Melody,what a beautiful cards,l love them all.

    hugs Riet.x

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  12. WOW! this came out FABULOUS!! you're doing an awesome job in the contest!!

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