Saturday, March 31, 2012

My Mind's Eye Mini Album

Finally after a long while, I am back with a craft blog post! I have just completed a mini album from My Mind's Eye for my niece. It contains pictures of her from birth until her first birthday. She's two years old now, so let's say this album is way over due. I think this is a bit of a cheat way to do the mini album because the chipboard pages are already covered with patterned paper. The mini album and collection papers are from MME's Tickled Pink collection.

The mini album does not come with the piece of acetate as you see above. I just thought it needed a little something extra and cut up two pieces of acetate for the front and back. Stamped the acetate with a background flower stamp from Hero Arts with Cotton White Opaque Stazon Ink. This is the first time I am using Stazon and I must say although I love the look on acetate, I do not like the effort that is required to clean the stamp! If anyone has any easier solutions, please share them with me!

The mini album consists of 12 sides (including the back) and I must say that after this, I am currently addicted to making more mini albums in spirit. Just have to find the time to do it. :) The flower (bottom right) was cut out from felt with the TH Tattered Florals die.

A simple page with the floral embellishment and sheer image of a doggie from my last Maya Road warehouse haul last year. (Am awaiting my Spring warehouse sale package from MR, can't wait!).

I used stamps from Lawn Fawn's Sew Lovely stamp set on this page and some crochet flowers with pearl centres as embellishments. The crochet flowers are seriously my new favorite!

On this page I cut out the little envelope with a PTI die. I used a Martha Stewart punch for the butterflies and as you can see, more crocheted flowers!

This is a simple page where I just layered borders cut from MFT's scallop border die. I must say that the ledger pattern papers are not my absolute favorite. Maybe because I used to be an accountant? LOL....

I had so many pictures to put on this page that I didn't end up having much embellishments on it except for the white pom pom trims from American Crafts and the felt roses cut out from an MFT Rolled Rose Die. I find that with this die, if I used the full rose pattern cut out, the rose becomes very puffy (or maybe that's just because I don't know how to roll it properly, lol). So what I do is cut of two portions (or two scallops) before I start rolling it into a rose.

These are another of my favorite mulberry flowers to use. Cute and delicate and comes in a variety of colours!

I tied these little bird/duckies with some twine from The Twinery. The birds/duckies were also from my last Maya Road warehouse haul. Love them!

This is the last page of the mini album where I wrote a little note for my niece. I used a variety of flowers to embellish the page. The second picture above was originally a white mulberry hydrangea flower petal which I sprayed with my Starburst Spray from Lindy's Stamp Gang in the colour Cotton Candy Pink. The colour and shimmer payoff from these sprays are simply amazing. I used brads from the same MME collection as the flower centers.

After a long hiatus from using my beloved Copics, I finally found the energy to colour Flutter Anya from The Greeting Farm. I only had to use my Copics on her hair, dress and skin. I used the Magical Micas from Lindy's to colour her wings.

Well, that's all from me today. Hope you all have a great weekend and thank you for visiting my blog!

1 comment:

Kary said...

So good to see your post, Kim!! Mojo is back! This is a Wonderful mini album for your niece. The photos are gorgeous and lovely, lovely pages. Love the cute crocheted flowers, the stamping & lovely details. Your colouring of Anya is gorgeous. Great job!!