Sunday, November 18, 2012

' Barely There ' Doodle Book

Hello friends,
I have just completed my second November's DT project for Scrappingville. It's a clear acrylic album called 'Barely There' Doodle Book. I enjoyed making transparent things lately and this clear mini album is just another fun book to make. 

the front.

the back.


I made this album thinking about my favorite things to do in the winter months. Things that warmed my heart. Memories of winter pasts. I used magazine clippings [Mollie Makes, Country Homes, Country Living, Martha Stewart Living & Take Ten] to tell the story :).


Not only I doodled with wild abandon on these clear pages, I made my own screen prints too :). Simply stamped a transparency with acrylic paint using either foam or clear stamps. Be sure to use paint sparingly for crisp images.


I worked from back page to the front so I could see the pages build-up as I go along. And then I randomly doodled around the photos with black sharpie. 


Sharing a few pages in my book;
"My day starts after COFFEE, anything else can wait".


'The Sound of Music' is my all-time favorite movie. I could sing-along to my heart's content. Here, I stamped DO, RE, ME ... following the song :).

I remembered having ONLY Sara Lee's strawberry French cheesecake [yes, the whole thing] for dinner one cold night. All for myself :). YUMM!.


We roller blade in the summer and ice skate in wintertime. Indoor, of course. Invigorating!. Did I tell you, I scrapped both my knees when I first tried rollerblading?. Silly girl. Walked like an Egyptian that whole month :).

It's too early for snow season but hey, it's never too early to make those gifts. Wish you have a great Thanksgiving this week!. Scrumptious food :).

I'll be teaching the doodle book this month & in December. Come play with us @ Scrappingville. Do check our class schedule for details. Hugs.

Supplies:
7 Gypsies Tabulated Clear Album; Hambly Studios screen prints: Portrait Gallery, Frame Windows; Collection Elements diamond pins & ; Pattern papers from Echo Park Everyday Eclectic: Kraft Doily & Music Notes; Follow Your Heart by Rhonna Farrer 'Honey Blue'. Momoyo ribbons. Twines, thule and buttons are from stash.

26 comments:

  1. Very unique. I haven't seen a clear album before. And haven't rollerbladed since I was about 12. :) I went ice skating with friends about 6 years ago and fall flat on my butt. Ha! Have a great day. Tammy

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    1. Hi, Tammy. I hope you'll try it someday, totally liberating to not use paper so much :). LOL, awww that hurts too. Thanks so much for visiting. Hugs.

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  2. LOL..you are a riot! I love your clear album so much. The inventive techniques you use are so wonderful. I am listening to Christmas music on the radio currently and it worked perfectly while reading your post. I'm with you on the COFFEE!! Secondly, "walked like an Egyptian"...LOL..that had me on the floor!
    Absolutely loved the insight to you life and how gloriously you've displayed yourself here. ;)
    Hugs,
    Lisa xx
    Happy Thanksgiving to you too!

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    1. LOL, thanks so much!. Trying to look at the funny side of things in life while learning from mistakes here :). My professor thought I was silly to hurt myself too. Anyway, special memories. Hugs.

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  3. I love this clear doodle book! You've made it so beautiful. Thanks for sharing:) where do you get the clear pages and how are they bound?
    Chandra

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    1. Thank you so much, Chandra!. The clear pages are from 7 Gypsies (7 Gypsies Clear Tabulated Album), these are part of my Scrappingville's DT kit. I believe you could get them online too :). The clear pages are bound with two 1" rings, but for my project I discarded them and use two extra large 2" rings instead (from local stationary supplies store).

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  4. Oh my is this beautiful and warm looking. I love the clear look of the pages, how fun to see all the color and doodles. This is a great theme for the album too, fun memories for sure. The cover is so yummy and all the ribbons tied on it are perfect.
    Great job on your screen prints, they are gorgeous!!
    I've never ice skated before and haven't roller skated in years, I'd be too afraid to fall. Having my cup of hot tea each morning is a MUST for me. Wish I could see this book and hold it, really love it!!
    How awesome to have a class for this, what fun these ladies will have.
    thanks for sharing this beautiful album!

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    1. LOL. Same here, that was years ago :). I'm always a tea person, until last month ... I'm hooked on caramel macchiato!!. Coffee is sooo addictive, I have to have one in the morning nowadays. I've been collecting some coffee cups & sleeves, thinking about making a coffee-mini album next :). Thank you for enjoying my album, they are sure fun to make. Try doodling on anything clear :).

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  5. Shahrul, your book is totally fabulous! Love your use of the transparencies.

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  6. what a fun and fabulous book Shahrul-it has such a cheerful energy! Love the transparent pages...and my morning coffee too :):)

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    1. Doodling with sharpie is the most fun part :). Thanks so much, Linda!

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  7. What a book full of pretties, I love those frames too!!

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    1. Thanks, Kirsty!. Happy Thanksgiving to you & family :).

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  8. WOW! You are always WOWing me when I stop in here. This is gorgeous. What a wonderful idea. I just love the transparent pages.

    Hugs~

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    1. Thanks, Linda!. Tell you the truth, the doodling is THE most fun part of making this mini album, LOL. Try it on anything transparent :).

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  9. Oh how cool!!!! How very clever you are… Kaisercraft made clear albums once but they just didn't sell very well … I bet if they had you on their DT doing things like this the story would have ended differently!! LOL Fabulous as always Shahrul xox]

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    1. I didn't realized Kaisercraft had it once :). You are so sweet :). I must tell you this album made me think really hard on how to arrange things, LOL. Doodling takes away some seriousness, and its all fun, fun.

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  10. Love the clear album! Very Nice! Hugs,Tee

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    1. Thank you so much, Tee. Glad you loved it :).

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  11. Oh Wow Shahrul!! This book is fantastic, I LOVE it!! Clear albums are so difficult to do but you have combined everything beautifully. Your stamping and doodling are a great idea. Sarah xx

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    1. Thanks so much, Sarah!. I agree, it needs some 'clever' arrangements of photos & embellishments :). Hugs.

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  12. Shahru! This is absolutely gorgeous! I love your clear album so much because all of the details look amazing! Thanks for sharing it with us!

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  13. What a wonderful idea! Your book looks fantastic. You have done a great job. I love the way you blend it all together!

    Hugs,
    Gaby

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  14. Awesome clear album! full of my favourite things too like coffee, books, movies, strawberries!!! great job on this one Shahrul... i love it to pieces...

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    1. I like cherry bings better :). glad you enjoyed this one. I had fun teaching students doodling on clear things with colored sharpies last week :).

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