Admit One Album - Tando Creative

Hi! I'm sharing my "Admit One" album for the Book Covers theme this week at Tando Creative. I started with a Neil Walker Geometric Book Cover Kit.

I added some fun texture to the base of my cover. I started by applying a layer of gesso, and once that was dry, crushed egg shells. If you'd like to try this technique I share my tutorial on a similar project HERE. I colored my cover with Radiant Rain Mist, Twinkling H2Os and Silks Acrylic Glaze.

I covered a stamped ticket with a Tim Holtz facet. As this will be my journal, I thought "Admit One" was a nicer way of saying "Keep Out!"

I added a flower and some charms to finish the cover.

I added a mix of watercolor, kraft and cardstock papers to the inside of the album and bound it with a piece of ribbon. The back cover is "naked." I decided to save the other set of geometric pieces for the cover of another album!

Here's Neil's version of the same album. You can find more of his amazing work on his blog Neelz Expressionz.

Thanks for stopping by today!


  1. Holyyyyyyyy smokes! That yellow textured background you created is amazing!! This is gorgeous!!!

  2. Oh Dana, this is beautiful! Love the egg shells on there and your tutorial is fabulous x

  3. Dana, your cover is absolutely fabulous !!!!!! I LOVE especially the colours you used in combination with the eggs and the glossy tecture... Really gorgeous. Have a lovely week-end, Coco x

  4. Beautiful! I checked your eggshell tutorial right away & wrote some more comments there. What a great idea!

  5. Super cover the idea of the crushed egg creative! The colouring is superb and the emerald bling is beautiful!

  6. Wow Dana, gorgeous projects! I totally love the eggshell technique you used :D It looks like a tile mosaic, very cool my friend!!

  7. Oh my gosh, Dana! This is so awesome! I want to be like you when I grow up!!


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