Saturday, April 24, 2010

Mini albums: Swap at Scrapbookers in Greece II

Effie received my album for the Scrapbookers in Greece mini albums swap, so here it is!
I used six 6x6 cardboard pieces and I covered them with patterned papers from the K & Company Bailey collection.
For the cover, I used Pumice stone distress ink on the edges and the corners, I also stamped with it using the Old Letter Hero Arts stamp. Then I added the frame, I cut it using a Sizzix die, I also colored it with distress inks and some gold Perfect Pearls and also adhered a clear acetate piece on the back.Then I adhered it on the cover using thick foam squares, so that it would be easy to insert the photo mat I also made.
I also altered the little embellishment: I covered it first with green ink, then heat embossed it with a clear but glittery embossing powder and finally covered it with Ranger's Glossy Accents.
Next I made the flowers , I cut plain white thin paper with a Sizzix Build a Flower die, inked them, stamped them and then heat embossed them with UTEE. While the UTEE was still warm, I curled them and adhered the layers one on top of the other. Then I secured them together using a large brad after covering it with Martha Stewart's microbeads.
Final step, I cut the letters using Cuttlebug's Harmony alphabet and after adhering them in place. I colored them with a Red Sakura Stardust pen and finally covered them with Glossy Accents for some 3d look.
For the binding I wanted to use O'wires but after finishing the album it was too chunky even for the largest O'wire (deja vue), so I used ribbon instead.

For the first two pages I made two mini mini albums that can accomodate 10 small photos in total
Next two pages, I colored the flower image on the lower left corner and on the right side I used lace for the first time. I purchased it white so I can color it any color I want using a Copic marker!
I really like Vicky's envelope templates, so I made one for this page. I also made a paper flower using UTEE, I'm starting to really love the diversity of this medium. I also used microbeads on the "love" word, not so succesfully!
I had so much fun coloring the vase with the flowers and while making the photo mat on the right page!.For this, I adhered the pp on a piece of tulle and then I crumbled the tulle around it, heating it with my heat gun and sometimes with a lighter. Then I added the flowers and leaves around it, the result is quite interesting!
The corner was also a fruifull experiment, I adhered layers of lace on the back of an (almost) triangular pp frame I made and then adhered a piece of acetate on the back so that the tags will be easily inserted in the corner.
You can also watch a video I uploaded on Youtube.
So this is it, I really hope you like it!


  1. πολύ ιδιαίτερο άλμπουμ!! μου αρέσει πολύ που χρησιμοποιείς πολλές τεχνικές!!

  2. Καταπληκτικό αλμπουμ.
    Με πολλές τεχνικές και αρκετή δουλειά!
    Μπράβο σου Κωνσταντίνα!

  3. Εξαιρετικό αλμπουμ Κωνσταντίνα!!! :) Χίλια μπράβο!!!

  4. Πολυ καλη δουλεια!!!Μπραβο Κωνσταντινα!!!!!

  5. Κωνσταντίνα, υπέροχο το μινι!!!!! πολλές τεχνικές, και πολύ δουλειά!!
    μπράβο σου!!!

  6. Μπράβο Κωνσταντίνα!! Πολύ δουλειά!! Κ όμορφο το αποτέλεσμα!!!

  7. Φανταστικό, δεν έχω λόγια!!!! Χίλια μπράβο!!!!!

  8. Έχεις καταπληκτική φαντασία και πολύ μεράκι γι αυτό που κάνεις! Μπράβο μπράβο μπράβο σου!!!

  9. WOW what an amazing did a fabulous job.I love how you have enhanced all your embellishments with glitter or utee etc...great job did i say that already?? LOL

  10. Πολύ όμορφο και ιδιαίτερο μινι! Και πολύ ενδιαφέρον δέσιμο!

  11. ΦΑΝΤΑΣΤΙΚΟ!!!! Καταπληκτικό μίνι με πολύ δουλεια! Μπράβο Κωνσταντίνα!

  12. Κορίτσια ευχαριστώ πολύ για τα σχόλιά σας, πολύ χαίρομαι που σας αρέσει!

  13. Απλά τέλειο!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  14. Amazing album! Beautiful color, great technique, skill and idea! Absolutely Love! ~Chelsea

  15. πολυ ομορφο το μινι της Εφης, μου αρεσει ο τροπος που χρησιμοποιεις τα μελανια!



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