As part of my series of projects as one half of the May guest designer for Jenni Bowlin studios, I decided to make a mini-album. No pressure, right? I just wanted to challenge myself and the 'Choose Happy' paper seemed to scream mini-album cover to me. So I didn't have to cut off any part of the words, I went with a 6 X 8 size and made my own cover out of chipboard that I then covered with patterned paper. The front still felt a little bare when I was finished with the album, so I went back and added my OLW for 2013, Yes in the thickers from the kit as well as a square embellishment, some rubon stars, and a thought bubble. I like how that cluster of embellishments hints at what is inside the album.
The first page of the album is really an explanation of what 2013 was about and why I chose Yes as my OLW. Click the pic to make it larger and read the journaling if you'd like. I balanced the doily and sequins on the top left with a cluster of flowers, sequins, and a wood veneer piece on the bottom right. I think that helps move the eye in a way similar to the way we read. I also included a few sequins and flowers on the inside cover just because it was fun.
To 'protect' the squeamish, I covered my photo of getting Botox with some vellum. It also is a subtle nod to the 'secrecy' of having work done. Lol!
I hope you liked the first part of my mini-album - visit again tomorrow to see the rest of it!