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Father’s Day Pinterest Challenge 2013

Do you find Father’s Day a tough day to find inspiration for? This year I wanted to create something that my husband would really love and find useful.

I thought that a photo book would be a great idea. He is always flying to events and people are curious about his fast and sleek little airplane. I made this book like a small little brag book for him to keep in his airplane so he can pull it out and show off photos from his adventures.

I was inspired to create this book by a pin I saw on Pinterest, but it was NOT a photo book project. I saw a picture of a clock that had different types of airplanes on it instead of numbers. Suddenly, I knew I needed to make a photo book! Isn’t it funny the way we can be inspired sometimes?

I started with a simple cloth Pioneer album... unfortunately all I had was red!

To prepare for painting, I taped off areas I didn't want paint with regular Scotch tape.

I mixed multiple colours of blue paint in a piece of product packaging... less clean up!

I painted the entire album with multiple shades of blue.

When the paint was dry I added a bit of shine with some Glitz Stickles.

Finally I added metal hardware, lettering and a few photos!

Details of the gears and clock face from Tim Holtz.

I’m posting this project in the Father’s Day Pinterest Challenge at ArtfulAdventuresZone.com

For more fantastic Father’s Day inspiration check out the Challenge entries!

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  • Beth 29 May, 2013, 12:02 pm

    Great little brag book that you made for your husband Alice. I am sure he is going to love it!

  • Kristie 30 May, 2013, 8:35 am

    Alice, he is going to love that! I love the look of that paint, and those gears are perfect for a guy item! It turned out wonderful, and I agree that inspiration can come in interesting ways! Thanks for sharing this with us!

  • Kelli Panique 1 June, 2013, 9:46 am

    Neat photo book project, Alice!