This month's challenge is to create something in miniature - it could be a little book, a tiny scene, a small canvas, a wall hanging or even a box. It MUST be 4" or less in size and be created in your vintage, shabby, mixed media, art journalling, industrial, timeworn or steampunk style.
I decided to make a micro album and a box to present/store it in. I am going to show you all the pages in this little gem but I really got carried away so there are lots of photos. The album is 3 3/4" long x 2 1/4" wide and 2" thick. All the pages are punched on one side and have been tied together with some sari silk so it opens like a tag book. I will describe the pages in general and then provide a list of supplies at the end.
This was a great way to use up scraps of paper in my stash but I tried to give it a vintage vibe and tie everything together with lots of black and cream and with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.
Where I could I used hinges for tuck spots and pockets, especially the side and horizontal pockets. The hinges allow for the full us of the pocket. Corner pockets were just adhered with 1/8" double-sided tape. They too could have hinges but it takes a little more figuring out so they don't show.
Grab a cup (or glass) of something, sit back and enjoy.
The cover has patterned paper, a punched and layered flower with a gem centre, a sentiment and a die cut flourish.
On the left you see the back of the cover with patterned paper. On the right is a page with patterned paper, a gem flourish, black lace, painted leaf, and a punched and layered flower with a gem centre.
On the left is a page with patterned paper, and a pocket with a punched border that includes a folded journaling spot. On the right is a pocket page with patterned paper and a fussy cut corner tuck spot fussy along with a couple little tags.
The photo mat shown is an example of each of the photo mats in the pocket pages with a scrap of paper from one of the papers that I used - each side of each photo mat has a different paper and are designed to fit the small photos that you get in a package of school photos.
On the left is page with patterned paper, a long pocket with a sentiment and a folded journaling spot with a belly band. The right page is made of foil paper-backed tape that has been embossed and then coloured with alcohol inks.
The left page is the back of the embossed foil. The right pocket page has patterned paper, a side pocket with ribbon and a fussy cut butterfly and holds a couple of journaling spots.
The left page has patterned paper, a fussy cut tuck spot with gems and a couple little handmade tags. The right pocket page has patterned paper with a band that holds a couple of folded journaling spots.
The left page has patterned paper and a horizontal pocket that holds a bunch of little tickets, The right page is a stamped piece of acetate.
The left page is the back of the stamped acetate. The right pocket page has patterned paper, a centre band that holds a folded journaling spot with a stamped cover.
The left page has patterned paper with a fussy cut tuck spot and a couple handmade tags. The right pocket page has patterned paper, a fussy cut tuck spot with a brad and a couple little journaling spots.
The left page has patterned paper, a corner tuck spot with a punched and layered flower and holds a little journaling spot. The right page is another foil embossed page coloured with alcohol inks.
The left page is the back of the embossed foil. The right pocket page has patterned paper, a corner tuck spot with little punched flowers and holds a folded journaling spot.
The left page has patterned paper, a side pocket with a punched border and holds a folded journaling spot. The right page is hard to see but it is another stamped acetate page.
The left page is the back of the stamped acetate. The right page has patterned paper with a decorative horizontal pocket that holds a folded journaling spot.
The left page has patterned paper with a corner tuck spot and a folded journaling spot. The right page is the inside back cover and has patterned paper. The back cover also just has patterned paper.
This is the box that has been made from medium chipboard and measures 4" long, x 3" wide and 3" high. All sides of the box top have patterned paper - the bottom has been left as is. The very top is decorated with lace, a gem flourish, a loopy organza bow, silk flowers and painted silk leaves. .
Gilded Lily, Mon Amour, A Ladies Diary, Once Upon A Springtime (Graphic 45), Printery, Nature's Garden (Prima), Capella, Little Black Dress (Basic Grey), Olivia's Sweet Stop (The Paper Source), Cowboy, Sunshine (My Mind's Eye), Cream Card Stock (Recollections), Chipboard (Gift)
Enjoy Life (IndigoBlu), Curious Possibility (Tim Holtz), Printery (Prima)
Jet Black Archival Ink (Ranger), Staz On Black (Tsukineko), Pitch Black, Sunshine Yellow, Willow, Mountain Rose, Snow Cap Mixative Alcohol Inks (Ranger), Vintage Photo Distress Ink (Tim Holtz)
Pure Black, Peridot Metallic, Ice Blue Metallic (Folk Art)
Foil Tape (Home Depot), Acetate (Staples), Lace (Fancy Gap Warehouse), Eyelets (Making Memories), Ribbon (Offray), Rhinestones (Dollarama), Silk Flowers and Leaves (Wild Orchid Crafts), Sari Silk (Gift)
Various Flower Punches (EK Success), Border Punches (Martha Stewart), Eyelet Setting Tool (Making Memories), Embossing Folders (Tim Holtz and Sizzix), Dies (Spellbinders), Box Maker (Aleene's), Double-Sided Tape (Scor Tape)
I hope you are still with me and liked my micro album. I think I will enter it in the following challenges:
Mini Album Makers - November Challenge