Monday, January 19, 2009

Secret Garden Mini Album

Front Cover:


Back of Front Cover:

Page 1:

Page 2:

Page 3:

Page 4:

Page 5:

Page 6:
Page 7:
Page 8:
Back Cover:

This is a mini album that I've created using Clear Scraps latest goodies, the minis! I've used two pieces each from various minis and put them together to create a mini album. Don't you think this is fun!! I've created this mini album to showcase photographs of the amazing flowers which I've captured during my visit to the Palace Garden at Versailles, France.

Here are the steps:

Covers:

1) For the front and back covers, I've used the "Embossing on Acrylics" technique and added some alcohol ink on it. I've also used some black acrylic paint to paint it's edges.

2) I've also added some liquid pearls and Stickles all over it for details.


3) For the front cover, I've added a butterfly and an epoxy sticker for the title of the mini album.

4) For the back of the front cover, add a flower and a die cut swirl which had been inked with distress ink. Dress up the flower with crystal and Stickles.

Page 1 and 2:

1) One page 1, add a small strip of pattern paper vertically on the right of the page. Ink it's edges with distress ink first.

2) Use a white gel pen to draw a frame on your photograph and paste it onto the middle of the page.



3) Add a strip of rub-on horizontally across the page.



4) Stamp some flourishes on it's lower right using black solvent ink and dress it up with some liquid pearls.

5) For page 2, I've printed a quote on a vellum and mat it with a pattern paper which I've inked it's edges with distress ink. Paste it in the middle of the page.

6) Stamp some flourishes using black solvent ink on the upper right of the page. Add some liquid pearls to dress it up.

7) Add a flower on the left of the page with crystal and Stickles in the middle of it.


Page 3 and 4:

1) Paint some green acrylic paint on the edges of page 3.

2) Use a white gel pen to draw a frame on the photograph and paste it to the page. Use the same white gel pen to doodle some stitches around the photograph.



3) Stamp some flourishes on it using black solvent ink and add some liquid pearls to it for details.

4) For page 4, I've printed a quote on a vellum and mat it with a pattern paper which I've inked it's edges with distress ink. Paste it to the page.



5) Stamp some flourishes on this page using black solvent ink and add some liquid pearls dots to it. I've also stamped a bird image on a white card stock using black solvent ink and cut it out. Then, ink it's edges with distress ink and add a dot of Stickles for the eye. Paste it to the page.


Page 5 and 6:

1) Add a strip of Clear Tape vertically and a strip of pattern paper horizontally on page 5. Use a white gel pen to highlight various areas of the Clear Tape.

2) Use the white gel pen to draw a frame on the photograph and paste it to the page. Doodle some stitches around the photograph using a black pen.

3) Add a flower on the right of the page. Use a crystal and some Stickles to dress it up.

4) For page 6, simply just use a white gel pen to draw a frame on the photograph and paste it on the page. Use the same white pen to doodle some stitches around the photograph.

5) Use a black pen to doodle some dots horizontally across the page.


Page 7 and 8:


1) Use a red acrylic paint and a flower stamp to stamp randomly on page 7. Then use a white pen and liquid pearls to dress up the stamped images.

2) Use some paint markers to highlight the edges of this page.

3) Draw a frame on the photograph using a white gel pen and paste it to the page. Use the same white pen to doodle some stitches around the photograph.


4) Stamp a butterfly using black solvent ink on transparency and cut it out. Highlight part of it using a white gel pen and liquid pearls. Fold up the wings and paste it to the page. Add two crystals to it for some bling.

5) For page 8, print a quote on vellum and mat it with a pattern paper which had been inked with distress ink. Paste it to the page and use a white gel pen to doodle some stitches on it.

I've had such a blast playing with some embossing and other fun techniques on this mini album. I bet you all will love to create using these minis too! Make sure to participate on the giveaway that I'm having now. Just go to the post "Want to Win some Fun Acrylic Minis?" below and check it out. You could win some of these cool fun minis!!!

Sources: Clear Scraps Minis; Pattern Papers: Prima Marketing; Inks: Ranger Distress Ink, Ranger Alcohol Ink, Tsukineko Staz On; Stamp: Making Memories, Autumn Leaves, Inkadinkado; Rub-On: Hambly Screen Prints; Others: K&Company Epoxy Sticker, EKSuccess Zig Painty, Zig Writers, Uni-ball Signo Gel pen, Ranger Stickles, Ranger Liquid Pearls,Ranger Blending Solution, Making Memories Acrylic Paint, Prima and Blueyedezines flower, Prima Clear Tape, transparency, crystals, vellum, butterfly, ribbon, Helmar glue, Zip Dry, glue dots and other adhesives.

25 comments:

Tara said...

Wow, this is absolutely stunning.

Lucy Edson said...

This is absolutely stunning!! Love the depth of color and texture!! Thanks for sharing the details of your beautiful work!

PattiM said...

Gorgeous! I love all the detail. Awesome inspiration.

PattiM
(Pattie's passion)

I Scrap So All Moments Are Remembered!

All moments remembered said...

That is simply Gorgeous!!!! Just beautiful and thanks for sharing the directions for it. I feel inspired now!!
Stacey

salassara said...

Oh.My.God.
I need to create a new word to describe your work! It is so gorgeous, so lovely! Whow, I'm speechless...

Greetings from Germany
Melanie

Joanne aka Devil J said...

Next time when my blog is success open,then you create my title with scrap booking way for me =P haha!Now finding place for my recording View..haha!XD Nice Job!eager for other awesome work ^^V peace!


Your sister,
Joanne

Anonymous said...

Simply stunning!

Linny

aunt25 said...

what an amazing album!

paulien710 said...

This is absolutely GORGEOUS!!!!!!
Once again, I love all your detail work. You simply do, stunning projects. Love it!

mininessie said...

is really a jewel...so precious!!

Candy said...

Irene,
Your work has become beyond words for me to tell you how I feel about it. I am stunned by the beauty of this album.

Ruth said...

absolutely beautiful--how do you keep coming up with your stunning ideas--thanks for sharing once again

Gribouilletaz said...

C'est SUPER !!!! I love it !!!

Debbie said...

Hi Irene

I adore the details on this mini book. I keep meaning to have a go at something like this myself. I love your work on acetate, and am going to try some of your techniques. Thanks for inspiring me.

Take care

Hegs Debbie xx

Beth Norman said...

Totally amazing. You never cease to amaze me!

Prettier Stuff said...

Well, you've done it again. WOW! The detail is amazing. it is in the detail isn't it. Oh and the photos are beautiful. Great album. Melissa

Cassie said...

it's exquisite!

Ammi said...

Wow, wow, wow absolutly gorgeous, so many beautiful details, wow :-)

peata said...

ok. i really love this little beauty.
great techniques used. definitely a think outside the square mini!

making mini albums

Just a little bit Crafty said...

You have created an awesome album and have given me so many ideas. I would love to know what font you have used on this project. Thank you so much for generously sharing this tutorial.
Cheers, Irene :)

LaY hOoN said...

Absolutely gorgeous !!

Lynn said...

what beautiful work Irene! I just love this work of art! great info too! tfs :)

venyart said...

Say Fastic!!!!!
Your details amaze with each creation!!! WOW!!!!:):):)

Simona said...

Wonderful...i am italian girl! by Bologna
Simona

tigger said...

This is nothing short of pure art. I am speechless.

LinkWithin

Blog Widget by LinkWithin