Update from the 02/06/2013 - This album was in TOP 3 @ HobbyCutz Challenge 6.
Update from the 05/06/2013 - This project was included into TOP 3 @ Crafts and Me Challenge Blog
Update from the 11/06/2013 - The album was chosen in the TOP3 @ Loves Rubber Stamps
I have to mention all the amazing and warm feedbacks I got:
Shanna - #7 I love this mini fabulous job!
Dangina- #7 Alexandria made the sweetest album. Love all the adorable embellishments.
Ivonne #7 Alexandra - Her mini album is absolutely gorgeous. She added the perfect combination of embellishments. Even the inside is fabulous. Her coloring is amazing! Love it!
Athina (Honestly I did not look at anyone Else's pick before I decided, but I pick # 7 Alexandra. OMG! The mini album is amazing! So many beautiful embellishments and her coloring is perfect! I want one!
Marcy #7 is also my favorite. The cover down to each of the detailed pages are all so beautiful. Her coloring is fantastic!
Jackie - #7 is my favorite as well, I love her coloring job and all her details are simply impressive.! Outstanding album that I would love to have too!!
I'm overwhelmed!!! Thank you!
Hello dear blog creatures!
After two days work on the album, I'm ready to show it here! I had lots and lots of fun and pleasure making this one. After my first mini-album, which still looked like a very complex card, I decided to make another one, with a chipboard covers, many pages, even more folds, flaps, pockets, tags, envelopes and other details which make mini-albums look so beautiful. I have been watching lately different tutorials on YouTube about "hidden hinge" binding system. I found this tutorial which helped me a lot to understand the technique.
All the pages in my album (and it has 6 of them) are made according to the wonderful instructions of Super Happy Scrapper. I made though several changes, and in addition changes the measurements. My album cover is 6 X 6 inches and all the pages are 5.5".
I'll breath in deeply and will start to add photos.... I have to warn you - this post will be quite long, with lots of pictures. Prepare yourself :)
From the front it really looks like a card :)
A side view proves you're wrong :)
I added a chain with lots of beads and charms on the mini's spine:
A look from above:
The hidden hinge binding looks just perfect, and it's so easy to make!!
For my main image I used Magnolia Tilda - Love is in the air.
I've used the following Copics to color her:
Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, R20
Hai: E21, E25, E29
Outfit: R81, R83, R85, R89
Shoes: B000, B21, B23
This time I decided to incorporate in the mini various chars and embellishments from my stash. I have to fight myself and stop saving everything for "another time" which may not come so soon :)
The key is by K&E Company, the zipper is by Prima Junkyard Findings, the pink frame embellishment is by Webster's Pages, a beautiful leaf with beads and blings is by Prima Flowers. The papers are by Prima, from a gorgeous paper pad called "Life Time". There were 48 sheets in the pad and I've used 46!!! :))
Here's the first page in my mini:
The sentiment stamps are by Tim Holtz & Stampers Anonymous:
I've recently purchased these lovely Spool Sentiments stamps by Maya Road, used them for the first time in this mini:
When you unfold the page, there's a place for a tag:
On each page I added a tiny envelope. There are two designs of envelopes here, both were cut with Sizzix dies - Envelope Ornate Flap and Envelope Scallop Lace:
Each page has an additional photo mat inside. There are six pages, and accordingly 6 photo mats. Here are the first three:
Here are another three photo-mats:
The back of the mini:
Can you imagine that here is how this album started? LOL
1. Lace & Flowers @ MDUC
2. Challenge 69 @ Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia
3. Case DT @ Nunny Zoe's Crafts (Sylvie Z, she always has lots of details on her cards)
4. Ribbon or Lace @ Fab'n'Funky Challenge Blog
5. Anything But a Card @ Loves Rubber Stamps
6. Anything Goes @ Eclectic Ellapu
7. Flowers @ Everybody Art Challenge
8. Blooms and Blossoms @ Crafty Calendar
9. More Than One Fold @ Hobby Cutz Challenge
10. Anything Goes @ Whimsy Stamp Inspiration
11. Lots of Layers @ Crafts & Me
12. Photo Inspiration @ Paper Crafting Journey
13. Ribbons or Lace @ Deep Ocean Challenge
14. Charming @ The Paper Shelter
15. Blooming Lovely @ Rhedd & Rosie's Challenge
Thank you all for visiting and following my blog! I read each and every one of your supportive comments.
Have a sunny day!