Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Vintage Mini Album - Timeless

Hello friends! It's Cathy here and I hope that you are all well. Today I would like to share with you my very first mini album, created using a mini book kit from Meg's Garden which is designed by Kerry-Jean Watson. The Sherlock Book is available in a physical format as well as a digital download. These papers have everything you need.

The style is vintage, and the papers are so versatile that you can adapt them to suit any occassion. You can also embellish with metal trinkets, cogs and other vintage embellishments, also available from Meg's Garden to suit the theme of your album. I have also used chipboard pieces and altered them to suit the vintage nature of my album.

I inked all of my chipboard pieces with a dark chalk ink, then randomly applied distressed metallic paint over them. Once dry I then applied a medium layer of crackle medium over the entire piece and let it air dry which left a fine crack all over.

Here are some close ups ...

I have a video tutorial showing how I constructed my album and my initial planning process. As it was my first album, I had looked at many tutorials on the internet and found that this particular method worked for me. I also share my finished album and go through each page.

Latte Heirloom Flower
Oatmeal Coloured Flowers

Other:  Chipboard 0.6mm, Sizzix Fancy Frame Rectangle, Scrapmatts hinges, clock faces, assorted words and ornate frame, Bobunny Midnight Frost Clear Stamp, Martha Stewart Doily Edge Punch, Kaisercraft Printed Tape Timeless, Spellbinders A2 Scalloped Borders One, Floral Ovals and class ovals large, Magnolia Rose Leaf Die, Lace, Memento tuxedo black, Prima Dark Bark, Distress ink walnut stain, Distress paint antiques bronze, Jo Sonjas crackle medium, Platinum Stickles, Doily, Jute, Pearls, Die-namics pierced traditional tag stax.

I hope that you enjoyed the video tutorial and have a go at creating an album using these fabulous papers. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

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  1. Just lovely!
    I love looking at and through mini albums but don't have the patience to create them, good on you!

  2. How beautiful.. each page is so special..

  3. Wow! This is absolutely beautiful!! Love all the pretty details on every page!! Hugs!

  4. So pretty! And that little "door knocker" metal piece. Oh yeah. LOVE.


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