Wednesday, 6 March 2013

DT Project #2 by Astrid, Featuring:

Hello everyone and welcome again, - so nice to see you. For my second project I am going to show you another little mini album. Minxy showed one last week, if you haven't seen it yet, make sure to scroll down, she even made a fab video on how she made it. Unfortunately I have neither a video camera nor the skills to make a video, so this is just going to be a boring photo post.

I made my book using the so called meandering book technique. It's very similar to Tim Holtz "W" book, just larger in size as I used 2 sheets of 12 x 12 paper. Here is a diagram of how to make it:
Take two bits of spare 12 x 12 paper (don't use the Engravers Collection papers, they are far too beautiful, just some old papers, you are not going to see them anyway).
Score each one in half one way and then every 4" the other way. Tape them together using washi or any other kind of tape and cut to the center fold as shown in the diagram. Then fold and tape it just as Tim shows in his W book video, HERE is a link.
So now you have a little book with six pages and pockets and the fun of decorating them can begin.
I created the cover with elements from the collection and embellished further with a little rusty heart and a piece of metal string from my stash.

I then covered all the other pages with parts of the papers and embellished with cut outs and stamps etc as shown in the photos:

I stamped the word "memories" in Versamark and then embossed with Wow White Embossing Powder. The ephemera is cut from the papers and the pen and postage stamps were stamps from my stash.

Here I added some stenciling, a rusted up die cut key and a key stamp that is part of the collection but not the DT kit, it is a clear stamp set. (I'll put a link at the bottom of this post).

Papers and stamps as before, this time all part of the DT Kit
Here are the next 4 pages, all done pretty much in the same way. For the bottom right hand one I added a few bits from the Prima Printery collection (the stamp and the tag)

Below are the last two pages:
{crown and pen stamp from my stash}.

{Words cut from the packaging that comes with the flowers in the collection.}

Well that's it. I am still going to make tags for all the pockets to do journaling on and will take this along as a little travel journal when I go off at the end of the month to visit my Grand daughter in Australia ☺
Hope you liked my little album, - I'll be back with one more little project on Saturday.


Margyz Paper Games said...

Such a gorgeous little album Astrid. I've wanted to make one of these little albums for a long time but felt they were a bit too small. Your version is much more practical, I will definitely make one now. The papers are gorgeous I really love them and the way you've decorated it is stunning. Have a lovely trip. Of course it will be as you are visiting your granddaughter and the bonus is, you'll be in Australia. Travel safe, and God Bless. ox Marg

marda said...

What a wonderful little album. I've been thinking about doing one of these since the first on you made and linked to T.H.'s tutorial. This is even better.
Your pages are just beautiful.. Will have to get this paper.

Sandie Edwards said...

A beautiful keepsake Astrid, so much detail. Must make one of these, thanks for your inspiration.

Brenda Brown said...

Love these little albums and you have coloured and embellished it perfectly.
Hugs {Brenda} x0x

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Maryann said...

Another stunning creation again Astrid. This album is gorgeous, really really beautiful work, and I can only imagine, when it´ll be filled up with photos of your lovely little granddaughter and journaling later too, then it´ll be even more amazing. Absolutely out of this world gorgeous. I love it.
Thanks sooo much for the inspiration here.

Ros Crawford said...

Absolutely fabulous!! Love those papers

GrĂ¡inne said...

Absolutely stunning piece of art, love every detail. Suzanne

Jann said...

Wonderful, Astrid-can't wait to try this!

snazzyoriginal said...

Such a beautiful little journal, a lovely accompaniment to your trip to see your beatiful little grand- daughter. How exciting xx

Helen said...

What a beauty! it will make a great keepsake. Have a lovely time in Australia.

Redanne said...

Pictures are never boring especially when they have so much detail in them! Your little book is gorgeous, will definitely try this out. Hope you have a wonderful time with your Granddaughter. Hugs, Anne x

Minxy said...

Another wonderful creation, and great adding 2 together to give you more of an album. Have an amazing time in Oz x

Dorthe said...

I knew it would be wonderful inside,too-dear many beautiful stamps,papers and die-cuts,and you assemble it all to be so gorgeous and interesting ,alwayes finding new littlethings my eye did not catch before!! What a special and wonderful book to add beautiful and treasurable moments in-
Thank you for your telling and showing dear Astrid.
Hugs from Dorthe

Annie said...

Absolutely beautiful. I so love this Astrid. Right up my street. Must give it a try


Annie x

Gillian .... said...

Fab little journal, have a lovely time:) x

Michelle said...

Absolutely fabulous Astrid, I love the inside pages. Thanks for sharing.

Michelle E x

craftimamma said...

Hi Astrid, I'm late again! What a fabulous little journal for that very important trip you are due to make (I bet you are sooooo excited ;D). I love all the wonderful little details you have added and anything with lots of pockets always appeals to me. You have some special times to look forward too with that very special little girl. Have lots of fun!

Lesley Xx

Kelly Neis said...

Wow, you are so good at this kind of creation, Astrid. I love it. Beautiful.

Rosie said...

Great artwork, love it

Anita Houston said...

Awesome the individual pages and tag pulls! Gorgeous vintage much to see!