Wednesday, 25 July 2012

DT Project #2 by Minxy : Featuring:

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Hay snazzy folk, I see you're back again for my second instalment.
This is gonna be a pic heavy post as there is lots to see! And far too much to explain.
I used 50% of my paper on just this project, but you'll see why as you scroll down.

I made the book from scratch using 12x12 cardstock for the pages and mountboard for the covers, I used some Claudine Hellmuth Sticky Canvas to bind it together once the papers were on. The front cover was adorned with a G45 chipboard Die-cut, Idea-ology, Beads and other bits from my stash.


I did a variation of an accordion fold for the spine and the pages were added so the hinge was hidden, I learned this technique from watching an online tutorial.


Then it was just a case of using the gorgeous G45 papers to cover all the pages, and adding pockets and slots with the leftover 12x12 cardstock


I stamped out some bottles from the Olde Curiosity Shoppe Cling 2 stamp set onto a clear clearly for art sheet, I favoured it over acetate as I wanted to be able to heat and mould the bottles to give them more of a realistic curve.


I embellished the pages with a mix of random things from my stash and the G45 Chipboard Die-Cuts.


As you can see I made all the pages with top slots so you can hide away, notes, pics, whatever takes your fancy.


More G45 papers, another 'Curiosity Shoppe' stamped bottle filled with mini flying pigs I cut from the 'Bazaar of Wonders' paper


A hidden image behind the doors, Stamped using a G45 Cling Steampunk stamp.


And to keep it all together I used a link from an old bracelet, and some charms from my stash, held on with some CE Screw Top Brads.
I hope you have enjoyed today's project, If you have any question please feel free to ask in the comments x
I'll be back on Friday with my final piece of the week.
Till then stay inky

27 comments:

happyDiane said...

WOW you have been busy!! A very stunning book! I really like the little bottles.

Netrix said...

Ooh I love it N. G45 is hard to beat, lovely results.
:)

artjunkie2 said...

Your album is fantastic! Love Graphic 45's Olde Curiosity Shoppe collection!!

inkypinkycraft said...

wow wow and wow, this is amazing..oh and those little flying pigs!!! this is an amzing piece and there are so many wonderful details to look out! fab hugs trace x

Paula Whittaker said...

Think this is one of your best projects,ever....just perfect!

Elaine said...

Fabulous project, it looks like you really enjoyed making this. I would love to see this IRL. Elaine

craftimamma said...

Wow is sometimes over used but definitely not in this case Minxy. It's a stunning project and like Elaine I would love to be able to turn those pages myself and discover all the little 'secrets' of this wonderful book.

I tried to leave a comment last night but my computer was doing silly things and wouldn't let me scroll at a readable speed. Very strange but back to normal today thank goodness.

I love the Clearly for Art bottles and the way you've incorporated all the chipboard pieces. A truly fabulous piece of work!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

rachel said...

wow - I think you had lots of fun making this! Brilliant work xx

Suzanne C said...

I so enjoyed seeing how you designed each and every page. Beautiful!

judith@poppy cottage said...

Gorgeous project Minxy, love the construction, and the little details. Stunning, Judith xx

isisimaginings.com said...

Quite ossibly the most gorgeous book ever!!

snazzyoriginal said...

Fabby book, especially the Clearly for Art bottles and those little flying pigs xx

Sandy Jones said...

How cute are your mini flying pigs love it nicki,
xxx

Helen said...

Beautiful work Nicky!

Moonrose said...

Wow this is a fabulous book and beautifully made. Well done you! xxx

Astrid Maclean said...

STUNNING, this is just to stop me from saying wow lol.... I love mini books and yours is exceptional, every page is gorgeous, and as others have said those wee bottles are winners! Such a cool idea to use the CFA for it!

Redanne said...

Minxy, I cannot think of words that are good enough to use - wonderful, gorgeous, stunning, fabulous - all those and more - it is a work of art! Anne x

Sheri said...

awesome job on the mini!

Craftychris said...

That is truly amazing! It must have taken you absolutely ages! Love it xx

butterfly said...

Completely brilliant from cover to cover... the transparent bottles are genius. Exceptional details on every page, and enough pockets, tabs and tags to keep me here for hours looking. A masterpiece of an album!
Alison x

Bella said...

Your Mojo is back with vengeance! This is a true work of art. I love all your attention to detail and the bottles are fabulous!

Sandydee said...

Love your book and what a neat idea on the bottles. I'm just getting into minis.

Rea' said...

AWESOME! Love it !!

Disco Queen said...

Hi Minxy, the book is gorgeous.

Gillian .... said...

Brilliant project, love all the little attention to detail. x

Rea' said...

OMG, totally love this especiaslly like the closing, all your detasils on the pockets are amazing!!

Ginger said...

This is really lovely, so much to look at, and although its vintage style it still has a nice clean look to it, altogether gorgeous. x