Monday, April 22, 2013

Mini Album - Love.....

One of my main loves is creating mini albums to store 'memories'....I have some special photographs of John and myself I'd like to get reprinted in sepia tones, for this album. 
I used Kaisercrafts 75 cents paper collection, left overs from the sketch I completed for The Scrapbook Store earlier this month.  It is a paper collection I just adored, with the beautiful colour hues and vintage appeal.
The cover has a transparency overlay over the top of the paper, and also rub-ons...

Album measures 6" X 6"...
Wooden elements were painted, then several coats of Mod Podge was applied.  Aged cracks appear, when you apply more than one coat - I discovered this by pure accident - and I adore the cracks.
 Transparencies were used throughout the album to create pockets and page pockets.  In the above photograph to the left, is an actual pocket, created by adding a transparency overlay.  Photographs or ephemera could be added to this pocket.
 Simple quarter circle pockets were created to hold numerous tags....
and each page hosts a side pocket to house further tags, and or photographs.
In the above and below photographs, both right hand side pages have transparency pockets, lined with lace.
 Most of the products used in my project can be found at The Scrapbook Store..

Sandie

 Materials:
Kaisercraft 75cents Paper Collection
Licorice - Kaisercraft Cardstock
Kaisercraft - Wood Flourishes, Book Plate, Blooms, Ribbon, Lace, Transparency, Rub-ons, Pearls and Paint.
Guipure Lace
Green Tara Flowers
Chipboard
Buttons
Black Soot, Ranger Distress Ink
Mod Podge
1" Circle Punch
Hand-Dyed Silk Ribbon
Brads
Martha Stewart Punch

26 comments:

joyce said...

Oh Sandie, you have me drooling in front of my computer screen. This purely elegant and assembled so beautifully.

Lisa S. said...

Fabulous mini Sandie! I love the papers and all of the wonderful embellies. Hugs

Dianne H said...

A stunning little album. Love those papers and how you have used them.

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is truly stunning Sandie. A beautiful design. gorgeous colours and wonderful detailing.
Sue xx

Sandra said...

Oh Sandie, I'm sitting here saying "I so want this" - maybe I should have a go??? What is the best adhesive for the edges of the pockets, especially the transparencies, so they stay forever? This is totally awesome and I'm going to bookmark this as a special mini album. EXCELLENT work.

Sandra said...

Hope you got my message, it disappeared before I could see if had to be moderated or not.

Adriana B said...

beautiful book, love those papers :)

Lizzy Hill said...

Really beautiful - you've such a talent at putting things together that match so well!!! Gorgeous mini...bet it looks lovely with the photos:):):)

Lizzyc said...

How gorgeous.. love the vintagey feel with these papers!

Margyz Paper Games said...

Totally beautiful, so vintage and elegant, I really love this album Sandie. Once again you leave me drooling. ox Marg

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Seriously awesome!!!

Denise van Deventer said...

This is stunning Sandie! Love your mini album and love the elegant black and browns! Beautifully done! ;-)

Christina C. said...

So gorgeous, Sandie! Love the vintage look and all the lavish details!

Astrid Maclean said...

What a great album!! Gorgeous papers and you have used them to stunning effect!! Each page is a treasure!

sandi said...

Wow Sandie this is fabulous! Love the little lock and key hanging there.....perfect touch!

Lynn said...

Oh my.. I am IN LOVE with this mini! You designed each page so beautifully!! I'm just in awe!!!

Lean de Ruiter said...

I love it the papers are so cool you made a perfect album..
byeeee,lean

Lean de Ruiter said...

I love it the papers are so cool you made a perfect album..
byeeee,lean

TheGirlWhohadAScrappingAddiction said...

I love mini albums too, they are so fun make! Yours is truly amazing, with each page being different using different textures! Love it!

Cindy Gay said...

Very pretty elements!

Colleen Dietrich said...

WOW. (stunned silence) Sandie, this is amazing. I love the chandelier image on the front cover, and inside, you've used the most beautiful papers. Love those pockets you created for keepsakes! You romantic, you. :)

Cheryl Walker said...

ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL Sandie!!! I LOVE the pages,colors,design paper, and how you can add soooo many beautiful photo's to each and every page!!! Love this!!! You have been a very crafty and busy gal I say :) Thank you hun for sharing!!! Hugs to you
Cheryl

carlies said...

So amazing album luv it

oxox carla

Keren Tamir said...

wow wow wow this is exquisite!! love it!

Gitte said...

Woooown this is a beautiful album.

Helen Tilbury said...

Absolutely delicious!! This is a mini masterpiece. Excellent work!!!