15 May 2016

A mini album ...........

There is a new 'use any image' challenge over at The Ribbon Girl which will run for the next two weeks - make any type of project you like as long as you include an image of some kind.  I made a mini zig-zag album approx 6" x 4" from scratch for the first time - I thoroughly enjoyed making it and will be making more very soon - it's a great way to use up odds and ends of ribbon, lace and trim.  I was inspired by the beautiful album made by my fellow Ribbon Girl DT teamie Linda Levoir who based hers on a tutorial by the talented crafter Kay Fatula!  My waste paper basket was brimming by the time I finished as I started making a completely different size to the one Linda had made and got in a proper pickle but didn't give up and I was very pleased with the end result.

   I added an image to one of the tags tucked into the pocket on the inside front cover. 

I used papers from Maja Vintage Spring 6x6 pad, 6mm ivory flatback and 10mm square pearl trim, Phoebe guipure lace, pink tiny ric rac, 25mm no 70 pale pink satin ribbon.  

To embellish and strengthen the spine I added two strips of 6mm ivory flatback pearl trim with some 10mm square trim in the centre using 3mm and 6mm double sided sticky tape.  The little butterfly and the torn and distressed blossom branch paper on the front cover are all from the Vintage Spring pad so tone in beautifully

The flower spray includes pink trellis rose, ivory and pink large rosebuds, baby pink cherry blossom, 20mm pale pink open roses, cream hip rosebud, rose leaves,  pink/white beaded stamenswhite/purple/pink wild rose, 7mm pale pink satin.  On the inside of the album Ivory lace corner appliqueMarianne Pearl Romantic Hearts

All of the papers, flowers, lace, ribbons, pearl trims, sticky tape and embellishments are from
  The Ribbon Girl online store

I hope you will find time to visit The Ribbon Girl blog to be inspired by the fabulous creations made by the team and we look forward to seeing what you make - and of course, there are great prizes to win!!

thanks for visiting and I'll see you soon
Mary x


Linda Levoir said...

This is GORGEOUS Mary! Love that curved inside pocket and don't the Spring Basics papers work well for so much? Weddings, births, birthdays, they can do it all. Well done on changing up the sizes, it sounds easy but as I've done it before on other mini albums I know very well it's not, those ratios can be tricksy fellows!

I'm sure whoever receives this will absolutely love it!

Hope you enjoy the rest of your Sunday and that you are getting some of this wonderful sun there :) xx

Donna said...

Oh, wow! Mary, Your mini album is so beautiful. The papers are lush and your gorgeous array of embellishments look stunning.
Have a lovely week.
Big hugs, Donna xx

Liz's creative corner said...

oh wow Mary this is so beautiful hun, love it!!! gorgeous detail and the embellishments go perfectly, hugs Liz xx

Dawny P said...

Utterly beautiful Mary - I love this xx

Christine L said...

Wow Mary... Truly stunning!

Christine x