Hi everyone, I hope the weather is treating you well and not dumping snow where you live. Below are the first six pages of my first ever mini album. This mini album was created for January's color challenge on Gina's Designs Craft Group located on Facebook. A designer for Gina's Designs and co-host of the Craft Group Page, Deann McNulty, challenged members to create an item using the below colors.
I decided to challenge myself even more and create a mini album. There was a lot of stress and yes, I will say it, cursing on my part, but it turned out to be a labor of love and something I really enjoyed creating. Please enjoy the first six pages of this mini album (yes it is completed and you will have to visit the Craft Group page or my blog page to see the finished product in a couple of days).
The first page is one of the last pages that I created. It has two folds that are interactive and fold upward. The key, flourish and double hearts are from Gina's Designs. I sprayed them with a favorite of mine, Maya Mist - Blue Agave and then used Stickles, a lime color, on them. All pages in this mini album were distressed with Vintage Photo ink. The owl is from Rubber Moon.
The second page is a sideways interactive fold that was punched and attached to the folder. The owl stamp was colored with Copic markers and placed on a Gina's Designs flourish and love ticket. Both chipboard pieces were sprayed with Maya Mist.
The third page has Gina's Designs scribble frame hearts and flowers. I left the top open so that a picture can be placed inside. The butterfly is from Gina's delicate frames and ornaments. I used Blue Agave on both, but with the butterfly, I sprayed it three times not waiting for it to dry. This gave it a tie dye effect. The owl is a punch from Hobby Lobby.
The fourth page is actually my first page. You can see the manilla folders used to create the 4 x 6 pouches that are used on each page. Inside each pouch is a pull out for two pictures (one on each side). The double hearts and dream butterfly frame are from Gina's Designs and sprayed with Maya Mist. The pocket was made with Taylored Expressions, Tag Pocket. I made the tags with my new Fiskers tag punch (very cool, it punches the tag, creates the hole and puts the eyelet).
The fifth page is an interactive downward fold. The flag with the word stamp was made with a Fiskers punch and the dragonfly was a punch. The inside flower was made with punches.
The sixth page was a downward interactive fold. The Love is from Gina's Designs 10 words and top was painted white and distressed. I punched out a small tag and cut out one of the flowers, poped it up and added a rhinestone.