Friday, 27 January 2012

Mini Album

I made this mini album last year and I was really proud of it so just wanted to share it:
 This is the front cover the paper is from Die Cuts with a View 'Once Upon a Time' mat stack.  I handmade the paper flower and inked it using Distress Ink in Aged Mahogany, cut some leaves out of Gold Mirri board and then clear embossed them to add texture. Added a bit of gold ribbon, as well as a monogram charm B which is attached to a piece of inked string in Walnut Stain, then the rest of 'Believe' is embossed in gold afterwards! I made a swirl out of Distress Stickles and added a frame and embossed word 'wish'.
 A pretty thick album due to it being made of corrugated cardboard and me getting slightly over excited with the embellishments inside.
 This is the first page which has 3 photo/journalling mats 2 tucked inside the others! The flowers are all handmade and inked with Distress Inks: Aged Mahogany, Tattered Rose and Old Paper, the mats are also all inked with these colours!
 This shows how the mats pull out, the two that come out are double sided
 Page 2 which is slightly shorter! The back is stripped back to its corrugated texture and painted with Walnut Stain Crackle, then ripped pieces of paper inked with vintage photo form a frame which has a tag which can be pulled out! This tag has been stamped, embossed, inked and topped off with a gold flower which has a little pearl in the centre as then another 2d flower has been placed in the corner of the frame.

 This is a swivelling photo mat gas has 3 mats that spin away from each other and again have a handmade flower on the top! The background is also hand inked.

 This page has a decorative gold pocket as well as 2 tags which pull out for photos or jounalling.  The background is stamped with the image of a dragon, clear embossed and then inked over with `Aged Mahogany and Vintage Photo to make the image really pop out! The tags are also inked in these colours

 I've inked this background with vintage photo again to give the patterned paper a more stained and vintage feel.  The little booklet has been inked with tattered rose, has a strip of golf mirror board, a white patterned border and some ribbon roses, then all closed together with a piece of ribbon!
 There is room inside for Journalling and Photos, and has been decorated with some stamped images and gold mirror board to tie it all together
 I created this page by again inking some patterned paper for the background. Then created a frame by stamping and embossing on some gold mirror board, there is acetate behind the frame and the side has been left open so a photo can be slipped in. There is also a corner pocket made of gold mirror board and acetate which the little tag can be taken out and journalling added
 This little pocket has been inked and a little swivel clasp added to keep it shut as well as some decorative elements and the word INSPIRE! It opens up to reveal space for photos and journalling

 Again this background has been stamped, clear embossed and then inked over to create real dimension and texture, I really love this technique! I've them made this little booklet out of patterned paper
 Which opens one way to reveal space for photos and journalling
 And the other way. Complete with handmade flower!
 Really Love this flower, with the large Gem and then seed beads around it
 This is a little holder down the side of the page decorated with pearl beads
 Another handmade flower on the photo mat!
 And the other side of the mat complete with more ribbon!
 The final page has a large frame again with acetate and the side open ready for a photo to be slipped in.
And the back is covered in the same paper as the front!!
This was a labour of love but one that I enjoyed every second of!
If anyone is interested I have actually just put this on my Etsy store here!

Speak soon
Nat -x-

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  1. WOW!!.. This is STUNNING Nat.. Saw this on MIM..Loz

  2. Saw your link on MIM.. what a beautiful creation. Each detail so lovingly made. The colors all blend so well together and the flowers are beautiful

  3. This is very elegant! I LOVE all the details and the papers are very pretty! I saw your card on MIM! Good luck!!!

  4. Fantastic project! My goodness....amazing details everywhere. Your flowers are gorgeous and I've just loved looking at every picture. Nicely done. :)

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  5. Saw your gorgeous mini album at MIM! All the details is stunning! Beautiful flowers, papers and embellishments! Wonderful job!

  6. Fabulous mini album!! Saw it at MIM and had to get a closer look :)

  7. Saw this project on MIM. Your album is gorgeous!

  8. WOW WOW WOW honey!! I simply adore this work of art!!
    I hope you sat and patted yourself on the back once this was done. :0)
    LOVE IT!!

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  9. Wow... Fantastic creation. I love all the detail and the pretty colours.

    Saw you on MIM and came for a closer look.


  10. This is a fabolous minialbum and I gotta say I love those handmade flowers and embossing. Saw you on MIM and had to come in for a closer look. So glad I did. TFS. Bettina xx