Monday, 27 July 2015

Another Album and Another Album!

Jeez. Where is the summer?  It hasn't stopped raining for days, and I put the central heating on again today because it is SO COLD.  This is JULY for heavens sake,  it's been a horrible weekend, but that gave me the excuse to spend it crafting.  

I used to make quite a few mini albums, but then got sidetracked into altering things.  But I was recently asked to make a book by someone who commissioned me to make one about 3 years ago, and that has started me off making them again.  I have LOADS of paper collections in my stash, either left over from other books I made or bought and never used, so I have decided to bite the bullet and actually use them. As opposed to occasionally taking them out of the drawer and stroking them LOL...

So, the first album is a 6x6 made up using one sheet of 12x12 cardstock cut and folded to make each multi pocket (or multi flap) page.  I used the 7 Gypsies Postale papers and ephemera along with some Tim Holtz ideaology items.

I used Tim Holtz Bracket die to cut the flap shape and the Tiny Tabs and Tags die for the tab.  I also did some stamping, which is unusual for me as I'm never very confident with stamps. They are all Tim Holtz stamps from Stampers Anonymous, using Walnut Stain distress ink.

The other book I made uses DCWV papers, mostly Tattered Time collection but with some Timeless Type thrown in.  This is 9x7 and is based on the same pattern as the birthday book I posted about k last week, with a few changes.  I think this works really well. 
I have not decorated this one too much, to retain a masculine feel, using only some Tim Holtz metal pieces on the cover (foliage, gears and a watchface).

I'm going to put these up on eBay soon,  and hope to make a small profit to give me an excuse to buy more papers to fill my drawer again. I see G45 have reissued Steampunk Debutante in a special edition pack. Yum.


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