Monday, May 23, 2011

Our Family Moments Mini Album

I haven't done a mini-album in quite awhile but a couple of weeks back I attended Donna Downey's Creative Escape workshop and now I'm inspired! We worked on two mini-abums and an inspirational journal at the workshop, and while I had the momentum going, I decided to create this mini for my DH for his birthday. :)

Because it's for my DH, I decided to keep this as a very "man" album - no laces or blings, and very, very little flowers. Instead, I did stamping, distressing and misting for the pages, and embellished the entire album with metal embellies.

I specifically chose this denim-covered album from Chatterbox which I had bought ages ago, as I thought it would look really great decorated with the metal embellies.

The bird and cage on the cover was created using Tim Holtz's Caged Bird Sizzix Bigz Die. I used the die on a piece of cardboard covered with patterned papers, and then for a distressed look, I inked the diecut cage with Tim Holtz's Distress Ink in Antique Linen, and applied some Distress Embossing Powder in Frayed Burlap onto parts of the cage. I further added some Distress Stickles in Antique Linen to this. I love the effect this created.

I then decorated it with some metal and paper flowers from Prima, and some metal trinkets also from Prima.

Here's a look at the individual pages of this mini-album.

And the pages when put together.

It was really fun creating this album, as it was something totally different from what I would usually create (read lots of flowers and blings!). But I'm rather pleased with the final product! :)

Thanks so much for dropping by! :)

Materials used:
Album - Chatterbox Inc - The Denim Album
Patterned Papers - Bo Bunny's Timepiece Collection - 12 x 12 Paper Pack
Transparency - Hambly Screen Prints - Old Lace Black Overlay
Alphas - American Crafts - Paper Market Alpha-Bites - Cookie Fudge Chipboard Stickers
Journaling Stickers - 7g - 97% Complete - Inspire, Year, Photographie, Time, Quotes, Home
Metal Embellishments - Tim Holtz Idea-ology Collection - Timepieces: Metal Clock Faces, Game Spinners, Metal Corners, Ornate Plates, Philosophy Tags, Pen Nibs; Prima Marketing - Vintage Trinkets - Keys, Flowers Mix 1, Flowers Mix 2; Making Memories -Vintage Metal - Expressions, Family (both in Antique Silver), Vintage Groove - Jump Rings; Tattered Angels - Tattered Trinkets - Vintage Hardware: Antique Keys (Copper); BoBunny Press - Timepiece Collection - Trinkets, Buttons
Flowers - Prima Marketing - Eminence Collection, Paper Market Limited Edition 2011 (Blush Mix)
Other Embellishments - Tim Holtz Idea-ology Collection - Filmstrip Ribbon, Tissue Tape (Symphony), Twine
Stamps - Tim Holtz Visual Artistry Collection Clear Stamps Set - The Journey, Regal Flourish, Life's Possibilities; Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Wood Mounted Stamps - The Storm, Journey Awakens; Catslife Press - Handmade Art; BoBunny Press - Butterfly Garden, Parisian Anthology
Die - Sizzix Bigz Dies - Tim Holtz Collection - Caged Bird
Mist - Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist - Chocolate Covered Cherries
Mask - Tattered Angels Glimmer Screen - Ironworks, Regal Decorative Corners
Inks - Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Black Soot, Antique Linen; StazOn - Jet Black; Versafine - Onyx Black; Calli - Jet Black India Ink
Stickles - Ranger Distress Stickles - Antique Linen
Embossing Powder - Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Powder - Frayed Burlap
Adhesives - Beacon's 3-In-1 Advanced Craft Glue, Kokuyo Dotliner, EK Success 3D-Dots


Sylvia said...
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Sylvia said...

sorry, I removed my first comment because of a type-error. What I wanted to say:
it is an absolutely gorgeous album! I really love all the metal embellishments and the birdcage is so stunning. I will remember this technique you used! TFS!!

Martica Designs said...

I so love this mini it is so cool . Love how you incorporated the denim fabric....tfs

Venus Fortuna said...

Wow, I really like this denim covered album. The layouts inside are very pretty! Well done!