Monday, 16 March 2009

The super-sized mini

I love the shape of this Basic Grey Key Plate Album. It really lends itself to several smaller photos on each page - ideal for this collection of holiday snaps.

I'd normally scale everything down to match the smaller album size but this time, I've chosen to go the opposite way and use larger embellishments spilling off the pages for a more intriguing overall look.

The first step was to paint all the pages. To achieve a slightly textured look, I used small circular strokes with the dabber and used only just enough paint to cover the board.

While the paint was drying, I cropped and sanded all of my photos and arranged them into themes.

The cover simply the title and a couple of blossoms layered. The centre of the flower is two buttons layered together.

I've dotted around the edge of the journalling spot with a white pen. The flower centres are a button and some beads, both attached with Glossy Accents.

Using oversized embellishments does mean that the back of the embellishment shows on the next page. Some have been left as they are and others have been used as the base for something else. On this page, the centre of the back of the scalloped circle has been covered with a circle of patterned paper leaving the scalloped edge showing. Buttons, giant ric-rac and concentric circles of patterned paper have been added.

These chipboard shapes have first been painted and then glazed a couple of times to give them a shiny, 'wet' look.

I've traced around a chipboard bracket and cut out to get these felt brackets.

A coat of copper glaze has been applied to the back of these acrylic stars.

Another giant blossom with layered buttons in the centre and some rub-ons.

The sun is made by applying a rub-on to a transparency and then cutting out the shape. The & symbol is also created from transparency - I traced around a chipboard letter, cut out and then applied flourish rub-ons to the reverse.

Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned Paper: Fancy Pants True; Rub-ons: Fancy Pants and American Crafts; Ribbons: Chatterbox, American Crafts, May Arts and Autumn Leaves; Chipboard: Fancy Pants; Acrylic: Heidi Swapp; Blossoms: Prima and others; Buttons: Autumn Leaves; Punch: Woodware; Stamps: 7gypsies and others; Paint: Ranger and Making Memories; Alphabet: Quickutz Sunshine

1 comment:

Sarah xx said...

This is gorgeous! I always struggle with mini books but you have inspired me to have another go! Thank you xxx