Sunday, 15 February 2015

The Craft Barn Weekly Challenge - Mini Albums

Way back in August 2013 I took part in an atc swap over at Cardmaking Paradise but I have never got around to displaying the cards properly. This week's Craft Barn challenge was just the spur I needed - to make a mini album.

I started by cutting a piece of 12"x 12" down to A4 size before stamping and stencilling both sides with Fresco paints -  Bora Bora and Nougat mixed together. I then folded the paper to make the mini album. Card for the covers were inked over with Distress Ink and then homemade dimensional paste coloured with the paint mix was applied through the cornflower stencil. Touches of were Treasure Gold applied once dry. I attached eight polythene atc sleeves to the inside pages to hold and  protect the cards. I have misplaced one but I think I know where it is but probably involves removing a lot from my craft room before I can retrieve it. I (or it) may be gone sometime!

 Mini Album Recipe 
Tim Holtz "Vintage Shabby" scrapbook paper
Xerox Colortech + card
PaperArtsy Fresco paint - Nougat and Bora Bora
Frayed Burlap Distress Ink
Homemade dimensional paste
Treasure Gold - White Fire 
Stamps/ Stencils
Swirl stamp - Judikins C351
Stencils -The Crafter's Workshop - Mini Cornflowers TCW375s and Mini Art Is TCW261s
Circles - punchinella 
Atc polythene sleeves


Craftyfield said...

Wonderful album, the cover is beautiful and the pages inside too. Good choice of subtle colours.

Marion said...

A lovely way to display and keep these little treasures.

Scrapmate said...

A great idea and I love the finished piece.

Jane said...

This is a beautiful album. Thank you for taking part in the challenge.
Jane (Craft Barn) x

Josie said...

What a gorgeous mini album, it looks absoluely perfect with the ATCs