11.28.2011

December Daily 2011--Cover

Hello chickadees! Well, I don't know how likely it is that I'll get my foundations all done in time for the new month, but I'll do my best. At least I have the cover completed now. Here it is.

I started with white gesso (took about 4 coats to fully cover it and almost an entire container of gesso)

Next, using this design from Silhouette, I cut a mask and painted the design in grey.  But that turned out too bold for my tastes so I added two more coats of gesso over the top of that to make it very light.

Next, I made a mask of triangles and misted a border of those along the opening edge.  Again, it was darker than I preferred, so this time I misted using Studio Calico Mister Huey Calico White mist.

Then I cut out this frame from the Silhouette store using some Crate paper from the Random collection.

Layer and play to end up with the final result you see below.



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There you have it!  Wish me luck on the foundation pages.

35 comments:

  1. love the cover! I am super stoked to get these albums going... so much that i started on mine a little so its a december plus a little bit of november daily album... whoops!

    gl with the rest of your album! its off to a wonderful start!

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  2. love your album cover Ursula..love that small pocket envelope.. love everything!

    After seeing all the DD albums, I can't wait to do a Ramadan Daily journal next year!

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  3. All I can say is: WOW! WOW! WOW!

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  4. Lovely and I really like the envelope!

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  5. This is gorgeous, can't wait to see the pages!

    Sarah x

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  6. Oh it's so pretty - really makes me want to create one of my own now!

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  7. It looks beautiful - can't wait to see what is on all the pages :)

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  8. Ursula, I totally adore your cover! Not only very creative, but LOVE LOVE LOVE all the wonderful details! TFS the process of making, too :-)
    Sylvia xx

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  9. Beautiful cover~on to the pages!!!! looking forwrad to the pages!!

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  10. I love it! It sounds like a lot of work, but so worth it.

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  11. I love your cover, what a great start to your December Daily! And good luck with your foundation pages!

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  12. Good luck! LOL! The Cover turned out Great! Love the candycane letters and the glitter! Thanks for sharing! -Amanda

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  13. Oh my, Gorgeous!! Love what you did with the masks.

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  14. I love making covers, yours is beautiful! I want those sparkly letters!

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  15. pretty!! i like the sparkles. i'm a sparkle fan.

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  16. love all of the techniques!
    it turned out beautiful!!

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  17. I love it, and it is inspiring! Thanks for sharing. I've got foundation pages finished but not photographed, and no cover done yet, although I have an idea involving canvas (I'm making my own, from scratch, so this could be interesting!)

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  18. this is beautiful girl i really LOVE it and i just know the whole album will rock

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  19. this is just fabulous.. love the sparkly letters..ohhhh I need me some of those!

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  20. super cover! I need to get started on mine.

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  21. Beautiful cover! Love the letters an the silhouette images!!

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  22. Very nice! Love the chipboard letters you used!

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  23. Great cover! A start to something wonderful!!

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  24. All I can say is WOW. I've just found your blog from the "Peas" and it's beautiful. Such lovely and adorable posts. Love the Expecting Olivia layout!!!

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  25. LOVE your silver, gray and red mix, beautiful!

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  26. ohhhhhhhhhh love your cover!!!

    so glad i didnt get that DD too many snowy things for me..not good when your christmas is in summer lol!!!

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  27. This cover looks amazing! Very classy! I love the colours.

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