Basically Bare, Art Anthology and May Arts blog hop

Hi everyone.  Today is the last day of the  Basically Bare/Art Anthology/May Arts Ribbon Project Inspiration Blog Hop.  We’ve joined forces this week to offer you lots of inspiration using products from Basically Bare, Art Anthology, and May Arts Ribbon.

I decided to work with the Basically Bare Delightful Doors Album to create a summer themed project.  And as we received some awesome May Arts ribbons to work with, I used tons of ribbon in my album.  This time, I decided to take apart the album before working on it because I wanted the papers to be closer to the edges.  Since I have a Zutter Bind-it-all, it was very easy to reassemble.  Plus, because you can take it apart, you can put it back together  any way you want!!!!!

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This album is full of assorted sized pages in canvas, chipboard, corrugated board, envelopes and acrylic.

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I used Art Anthology's Colorations in  Peacock Feathers and  Waimea Bay to color the canvas, using the Basically Bare Paprazzi Embellies as masks on the canvas.  I've put the Embellies aside for other projects.  You can see the card I created with the camera here.

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On the back page, I adhered some May Arts burlap ribbon.  Note to self - I think adding a few sea shells amongst the burlap would really add to the summer theme.

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Some May Arts mesh  was tied around the acrylic page which was finger painted with Art Anthology's Copper Sorbet, and more  mesh  was tied around a paper covered envelope.  Rub-ons were scattered about the pages.

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There is a wonderful pocket page included in the album.  I covered it with pattern paper and added some May Arts burlap and placed some summer phrases on top.  Using more  mesh, I scrunched it up and adhered it to the corner of the next page.  Slip a photo underneath for a fun and funky look.  There are plenty of spots to add photos in this album.


The double front doors were layered with lots of papers and all kinds of summer phrases.   Then lots of May Arts ribbons were tied to the binding - all summer colors in a variety of styles and colors and sizes.  Some of the ribbons include: Iridiscent, Ombre, Polka Dots, Mesh, Sheer, and OrganzaMay Arts has such a wonderful collection of  ribbons to create some amazing projects.

Big thanks to May Arts for supplying  some awesome ribbons this month.

Check back with us every day this week for more inspirational projects! We have a $25 Basically Bare Prize Pack to give away to one of our lucky commenters!  Make sure you also stop and visit our friends over at Art Anthology for a chance to win a $25 Prize Pack & May Arts for a chance to win a Roll of Ribbon!  And don’t forget to visit the Art Anthology & May Arts Facebook Pages and tell them Basically Bare sent you!


Thanks for stopping by today.


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