Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Mini Accordion Album - Part 2

Finally finished the mini album I made at Shabby. Don't mind the shoddy photos...hehe was in a hurry to take the pics and get to bed. I love the embossed paper so much that I was loathe to cover it with too much stuff. There wasn't much space for journalling so I had to hide them behind the photos.

I printed the photos with my Epson R800 photo printer on glossy paper and I was surprisingly pleased with how it turned out. And yes, by that, it means that I have had the printer for almost 3 years (bought from Challenger, Singapore) and have hardly used it. Hee. Unfortunately, I didn't count on the ink of the photos coming off when in contact with even the slightest sticky substance. Aarrgh! I only realized this when I put a rub-on on one of the photos and got a really distressed effect. Haha..it is rather cool actually but the ink also came off when it touched the glazed chipboard pieces on the opposite pages.

Album Materials: Patterned paper: K & Co; Ribbon: American Crafts; Chipboard.

Materials: Textured Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned Paper: Chatterbox; Chipboard Tag, Glaze and Acrylic paint: Making Memories; Tab die-cut: Quickutz; Sticker: DCWV Quote Stack; Tag Template.

Materials: Shaker Box: Carolee's Creations; Chipboard Flourish, Acrylic Paint and Glaze: Making Memories.

I matted the shaker box on cardstock to match the photo mat.

Materials: Rub-on: Deja Views; 3-Dimensional and Quilled Safety Pins: Stand-Outs by Provo Craft; Die-cut Tab: S.E.I

Materials: Textured Cardstock: Bazzill; Metal Tag: Scrapping Gals; Twist Tie, Chipboard corners, Acrylic paint and Glaze: Making Memories; Die-cut Alphas: Quickutz (Studio Skinni-Mini).

I had a good time making this mini album and very quickly, I managed to record Jay's birth details (on the 1st hidden tag) and the 1st thing people said about him when they saw him (on the 2nd hidden tag). Achieving this has inspired me to create more mini albums to record particular events rather than doing pages and pages. What I figure is great about mini albums like these are that they are very portable (for showing off...hehe), take up very little space (unlike those big 12x12s) and we don't really need lots of embellishments to fill up the spaces, meaning to say less time required and....dare I say it...less spending on new supplies...probably NOT!!! Haha.


Pandachu said...

Wow so nice and I like that you kept the embelishments minimal so got more emphasis on the pictures, Fab job!!

yu'er said...

He's so adorable, I like the pins especially...got to catch up with you and learn how to do it!

JazzScraps said...

Ohhh!!! Really nice album!! And good that you have Jay's birth recorded!!

Definitely know how it feels like completing a mini album! Especially good for people like me who sometimes takes ages to think of a LO. Because they are smaller, it makes it easier to finish each page.

Can't wait to see more of your projects!!

Sleepless said...

Very nice. I have the same embossed pattern paper and feel that its a shame to cover it up too...but you did it really nicely here.