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Friday, June 3, 2011

Fate and Dreams Mini Album

 I just finished this and wanted to show you all.  I LOVE THIS!  It turned out so cool, and my husband said that it is his favorite that I have made, so far!  I followed the directions given here by Kathy Orta of Paper Phenomenon.  She does the class over several videos, and it rocks!  Hers is a Valentine's themed album, this, not so much...but it is made with love.  (I can hear it now..."ahhhhhh").  I will have a list of the supplies I used at the end of the post, and I also have another example of the collage tags modeled after what I did here.
I called this "Fate and Dreams" because the Tim Holtz stamp I used on the ticket says, "Sometimes Fate and your Dreams Collide"...I like that.   I made the charm hanging on the ribbon with a variety of things.  I just layered up the cover with all kinds of things.  The seam binding was white, until I took the alcohol ink to it!
 The side view.  The closure is a door knob and a hair elastic.
 I made the flowers out of the new Tim Holtz glassine paper.  It is YUMMY!  There are a ton of tags throughout the book.  The big ones all measure 4 1/2" x 6 1/2".
 These are the first two tags.  The one on the left is an example of the collage tag.  I used the Stub Corner Chomper to make it ticket shaped.  The tag on the right has a full mat on the other side.
 Some of the pockets are vertical, some are horizontal....
 ...and then some are in the "pages" themselves.
 Two of the pages have the pocket assembly seen on the right.  They all have tags, and they all flip up to reveal more space for photos.  The smaller tags measure 3 1/2" x 5".
 More tags.
 Some of the collage tags are actually tag shaped.  I used ribbon, because you have to have some form of ribbon in a mini album, don't you?
 Yes, you also have to have a grungy butterfly or two, also!
 Showing the nest set of pockets that flip up.
 And more pages and pockets and tags...
 And more....
The last page.  I used two doilies in the book, sprayed with glimmer mist.

Supplies used:

Cardstock:  Recollections
Paper:  DCWV's Tattered Time, Tim Holtz Glassine Paper
Ink:  Distress Ink (Black Soot), Adirondack Alcohol Ink (Latte), Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist (Charcoal) and Homemade Glitter Mist using Making Memories dye and Perfect Pearls
Doilies:  Wilton
Dies:  Sizzix/Tim Holtz (Tattered Leaves, Tattered Florals, Elegant Flourishes, Gadget Gears)
Punches:  We R Memory Keepers Corner Chompers (Stub), EK Success punches
Embellishments:  Tim Holtz (clocks, seam binding, spinners, gears, metal flowers, fragment, film strip, door knob, jump rings, light bulb), Scunci (hair elastic), recycled guitar string (From my Husband), We R Memory Keepers eyelet, Safety pin (Making Memories), 7 Gypsies (tag hole reinforcements).
Unknown Embellishments:  Key-clock-star charm, gray ribbon, screw type brads, fishing luer swivel (Jackie gave me that)
Stamps:  Tim Holtz

PHEW!  I think that is everything.  Thanks for looking and remember to STAY CRAFTY!!!


Domcia said...

you are genius!!
this album is great, so many things inside, i dont know where to look:))

Karen said...

Great mini! I love all the pockets and stuff. You did a fab job.

genagirl said...

That is one of the coolest albums I've ever seen - and I've seen a lot of cool albums!!!!! I really, really want to do something like this!

Audrey Frelx said...

OMG, I love this album!!! Wow, you did a great job!

Susie McGuire said...

Very creative, I love it! :) susie

Cathie said...

WOW right back at you. This album is just beautiful. I love the Tatter Time, hint works well with the Tim Holtz Lost and found. I may have to borrow some of these ideas. ust beautiful

ms.schwiet said...

Amazing creativity and details