Friday, October 7, 2011

Sydney Mini Album

Silly me embarked on an ambitious project - a mini-album to document our Sydney trip last year. Did I say "mini"? Well, the album turned out to be not so mini after all. In fact, it turned out to be rather thick - lol!

I used Maya Road's pretty little chipboard purse album for this project, and decorated it with papers and cut-outs from Basic Grey's Out Of Print collection. There were only five pieces of chipboard pages in the album, so I created additional pages with pieces of burlap, for some added texture and also because I had hoped it will not add as much bulk to the album. I then embellished the album with trims, pearls, and flowers.

The metal flower at the centre of the cover's flap is made by combining Prima's Vintage Trinket flower, and Graphic 45's Metal Flowers. I really like how this turned out. :)

Here's a look at some more close-ups of the cover and the inside pages.

Thanks so much for dropping by!

Materials used:
Album - Maya Road - Modern Purse Album
Patterned Papers - Basic Grey - Out Of Print Collection Paper Pack
Cardstock - Bazzill Basics - French Vanilla
Chipboards - Basic Grey - Out Of Print Collection - Adhesive Chipboard Shapes
Journal Cards - Basic Grey - Out Of Print Collection - Die Cut Shapes
Pearls - Zva Creative, Mark Richards, from own stash
Flowers and Leaves - Prima Marketing, Petaloo
Laces and Trims - Prima Marketing, from own stash
Ribbons - American Crafts (Elements), My Mind's Eye (Stella Rose Collection), from own stash
Metal Embellishments - Tattered Angels - Vintage Hardware (Antique Keys - Copper), Prima Marketing - Vintage Trinkets Collection (Flowers Mix 1), Graphic 45 - Staples (Metal Flowers)
Alphas - Basic Grey - Out Of Print Collection, Making Memories - Tiny Alphas (White On Black Ledger)
Stickles - Ranger Ice Stickles - Crystal Ice
Inks - Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Black Soot, Walnut Stain
Eyelets - We R Memory Keepers
Punches - Martha Stewart Crafts - Doily Lace Edge Punch, Scroll Heart Deep Edge Punch
Adhesives - Beacon’s 3-In-1 Advanced Craft Glue, Kokuyo Dotliner, EK Success 3D-Dots
Others - Burlap, Vanilla Tags, Transparencies


Corinne said...

Hi Veronica!
I live in FRance, I've been reading your blog for a few months, but I never posted a comment although I think all your work is so amazing!! Shy on me!! But this time I REALLY HAVE TO post something to let you know how wonderful this mini-album is!!! Such an inspiration... If only I could make the same...!!! It makes me dream...and I love it!! Go on sharing your beautiful layouts and projects with all of us, I can't get enough!! Have a great week-end!

Veronica said...

Hi Corinne!
Thank you so much for your kind and encouraging words - I really do appreciate them! And it's always so nice to know that someone enjoys browsing through my projects hopefully as much as I enjoy creating them! :)