Saturday, August 20, 2011

'Unusual' Mini Album Blog Hop

*Appologies...Blogger does not want to let my links work, although the addresses are correct!!*
Welcome to the Unusual Mini Album Blog Hop, hosted by Scrapbooking Technique!
The aim of this hop is to inspire you all into doing more with your mini-albums.
The hop starts at Scrapbooking Technique, (www.scrapbookingtechnique.blogspot.com) and goes through 9 inspiring blogs...there may even be some blog candy up for grabs along the way to!

So here is my take on an 'unusual mini-album'...it all started with a plain white, metal tin...

I covered it in multi-medium, and torn bookpages, then a watered down coating of acrylic paint.
To get the brick effects, I had a brick wall embossing folder. Before running it through the machine, I brushed over the raised 'cement lines' of the inside of the folder with a brown inkpad. This then left not only the raised bricks but the coloured cement too.
I used Tim Holtz dies to cut the hinges and lock on the tin. They were inked black, embossed in dark brown, but not a full covering, and then I added stickles for the highlights.
I also cut out some flowers from the new Authentique papers, to add around the tin.
Inside, the album is folded up, to be opened one flap at a time. It goes through photos of my Daughter from birth to now, 6 years. Again I used Authentique papers, along with lace, punched borders, flowers and crystals.
By using all black and white photos, i was able to use any papers i liked, and make it all co-ordinate.
Well I hope you've enjoyed viewing this unusual mini-album, now pop along to www.pammejo-scrapbookflair.com

40 comments:

Rachael Elliott said...

This is gorgeous Lou, I love the brick effect that you managed to create, looks fab!

Martha galvez said...

Love it!! Just my style! great job on the tin and the mini inside!! New follower.

scrapaholicjen said...

Beautiful mini album - love the brick pattern on the tin! TFS!!

Donna said...

I have never seen anything like it. Very creative!comopark@roadrunner.com
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Bella Scrapbook Designs said...

love your album very creative. I love the tip pn using black and white photos. Its great being in the hop with you
Sylvia

Cathy said...

Very beautiful and Unique, I love it. New follower here!!
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Pammejo said...

Lou, love, love the idea, thanks for sharing the techique of the bricks. pammejo1@yahoo.com
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Jamie said...

Beautiful! Love the idea!

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Carol E said...

I just love your mini book it's so different and I have tons of tin cans to use. Thank you so much for sharing it.

Shelley said...

Wow, love this!! Shelley
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Pat N. said...

The mini album is great, and your container is just fabulous. So much detail and the brick effect is just marvelous!!--Pat N.

Christine Hatchell said...

Lou! This is beautiful! I love your take on the theme!!! Just gorgeous! Thank you for being in the hop! I can't wait to try the brick trick!

deannaf said...

love it! very creative! love the bricks and the flowers.

Addicted Scrapper said...

So creative and beutiful!!!!
TFS!!!!

Alina
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2 Chicks on a Limb said...

WOW - what a great idea! I love all the colors! Such an awesome surprise when you open the container!

Vickie

scrappinC said...

Love your mini album, especially how you embellished the tin.

TFS!
Cindy Lou
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Marionment said...

What a creative mini album. Love it.

Celeste said...

Absolutley beautiful mini... what a great idea....

Scrapfaire said...

Love the way it all folds out and fantastic brick wall effect! TFS!!

QC Kelsey said...

So pretty! Love all the texture. What a neat idea.
:)
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Jessica Gabriel said...

Love the multi media effect - gonna have to try that!
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callyannc said...

Supercool album! TFS CallyAnn
http://callyancraftycreations.blogspot.com

v said...

Wow! Cool! I love your tin! Looked all distressed and lovely at the same time! Loved the book text, brick on the tin itself and I love that you used black and white photos! I'm a huge fan of T!m Holtz products!!! :)

~Vanessa W
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Jess B. said...

Very nice and excellent container to preserve the memories. TSF

Jess B.
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Dee said...

This is just adorable. TFS

Dee:)
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Krista's Paper Cafe said...

Great idea--beautiful.

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Vicki said...

Something new EVERYDAY!! These hops bring such wonderful ideas and showcase talent I can only hope to one day accomplish!
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jengd said...

Fun album! I really like the way it opens up!!

Amy E said...

Holy moly!!! That's awesome! I love the brick look on the outside too.

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nantastic said...

Uniquely beautiful.
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The Archiving Angel said...

Absolutely gorgeous!
Stunning job & love how unique it is.
Fantastic blog!
I am already a follower and have enjoyed catching up with your creations.
Crafty best wishes,
Sonia

Anniebee said...

Love your mini and the tin holder too. You did a great job on all of it and I love that you used black and white photos. This is a project that your daughter will cherish years from now. TFS!

Anniebee
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Anniebee said...

Just thought I would mention that your links aren't working.

silvia haynes said...

Fabulous album!!! LOVE the "bricks"

Silvia
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PurpleFuntastick Creations said...

Love this unusual tin and pull out album...how wonderful and your daughter will love this as she gets older...wonderful legacy! :) TFS and I am a new follower! :)
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Scrapbooking Ideas said...

I've never seen creations like this before! This is definitely cool! Your daughter would really treasure this when she gets older! Great job!

sweetlilscrapper said...

wow super cool!

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bluecrayons said...

absolutely stunning


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quilt4fun2 said...

Beautiful and so unusual...I love it!
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Rachel B said...

Wow, it's gorgeous Lou :)

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