Thursday, 5 March 2015

treasure for life

Treasure for life- Handmade album

Hi there everyone, it has been a chaotic day, but I am bringing you news of a new fun Facebook based challenge hosted by Donna Jerret of colourists unite and sponsored by us over at Karleigh Sue Digital stamps. 
There is a NEW image and she is currently EXCLUSIVE for this challenge ... 
'Treasure for Life'

If you belong to both groups(colourists unite, and the karleigh Sue facebook group) and ask for her in the correct place, she is yours to colour for FREE! so come and say hello to usand go over and see the lovely Donna too!

I was lucky enough to be able to play with the image ahead of the challenge, and I wanted to share my make with you now I am allowed to show it!

I have made a handmade album with pages blank for journalling or for adding photos to.
There are 24 pages that are 6" by just under 6" due to the binding,

The whole item is made by hand, and hand bound.
albums are new to me but i really am enjoying doing them so much... cards are fun but this is my FAVOURITE thing to do right now.

The image 'treasure for life' a poignant pregnant mermaid, is coloured with copics and a white gelly roll pen

the background is created using Prima Bloom spray ink in soft teal, and stampendous frantage in shabby white. 

 The lace and burlap flowers are made by Cheri and will be available soon in the karleigh sue etsy store- they add a  gorgeous touch of vintage whimsy to your fantasy and vintage projects.

The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts
The lace is from my stash

Each page has been shabbified with Tim Holtz distress ink in peacock feathers
and the pages themselves are a variety of pastel tones.

Rachel xx


  1. Great colors! Thanks for sharing and joining us at Inspiration Destination. Hope to see you again and good luck!
    IDCB Owner

  2. Your album is wonderful!
    An adorable image, beautiful colors and lovely details.
    Thanks for joining us at Stampavie and More.

  3. Wow! such a beautiful image and album cover. Thanks for joining us at The Crafter's Cafe this week for our "Use a Charm" challenge.

  4. Spectacular cover! Lots of work for sure. Thanks for joining us over at Art Impressions for our "Tie It Up" Challenge!

  5. Wow! I absolutely LOVE your vivid colors. The fibers and textures on the cover are amazing. Thanks for joining us at Ruby's Rainbow Challenges.

  6. This is gorgeous I love it, Thank you for playing along with us at Scrap & Craft challenge, Good Luck
    Kevin xx

  7. A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges.

  8. That mermaid is such a fun and unique image as is your creation. I love all the dimension and detail! Thanks for playing along with us at Stampin' Royalty!

  9. Beautiful !!! Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions!!! I hope you get to join us again for our next challenge. Agnieszka DT

  10. A beautiful creation. Thanks for joining us at Hanna and Friends and I hope you get to join us again for our next challenge.


  11. Gorgeous project Rachel! I love your colouring, the image is so cute, I love that it's a mermaid! Thanks for joining our Anything Goes in March challenge at Crafting By Designs. Mo x