Tuesday, 9 July 2013

My love for mini albums...

Hello Friends

I am supposed to sharing my Tuesday Layout today, it being Tuesday an'all however, it would appear that the piggin' t'internet problems last night lost it!  Unfortunately I am now typing this in my lunch break in work so cannot reload the pics! Grrr!  

Never mind.  I will share the other piccies I loaded up last night which could become scrapbooks if the recipients so wish. 

I recently needed to make a Thank You gift and Birthday gift for two special people and so decided to make them similar and at the same time.  As most of you will be aware I do like making mini books so that is what I did.

Here is number one.....
Chipboard covers covered in hessian (or Burlap if you are from over the water) and Bo Bunny paper from a 6x6 pad I bought a while ago.
All bound with my BIA and then decorated with ribbons, some from my Snippets tin.  I personalised the charms that went on them.
The flowers were a mix of paper and fabric which were all dipped in my cauldron err melting pot, which had wax in there.  It was surprising how much wax they all took.  Especially as I got a little carried away and made enough for four!  I brushed all the flowers over with two shades of Perfect Pearls, Kiwi and Rust.
I used my Seeds of Friendship Artistic Outpost stamp on the front with Spiced Marmalade DI and embossed it before distressing the edges.  Those blue flowers I have had forever!  
Here are the dividers I made, each stamped with a background and a sentiment added.

And some music as one recipient is a musical gal!

So here is number one....
Number two...
Number three.....
Number four....!  Err, You know I said I got carried away with the flowers!  Well I made two more books too.  One for the Raffle prize for our Annual Summer Lunch at Quilters and I actually made one for myself.  This orange flower was the last of the set my friend brought me back from France!  Love orange.
I used acid free watercolour paper inside so that they can be used for a variety of purposes.  The two original recipients are both artistic and so may wish to sketch in them.  Mine might end up with photos in.  

I shall pop these down the Playground later as they contain Snippets.  Why not join us?  I must also find out how the Aussie parrot is doing!

Hugs

Hettie

14 comments:

Karen Petitt said...

They are all stunning! The recipients will love them, I know I would - they are so beautiful Karen x

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I loves mine, I does!! Thank you for giving it to me :-) nice to see the other variations too....
Hugs, Jan xx

Mrs F said...

These are beautiful and must of kept you busy for some time. But, least it kept you out of mischief :)

I must make a visit to your Aladdins Cave, you have a multitude of crafty things l want to get my hands on!

Have a lovely evening xx

Belinda Basson said...

You did say you loved mini albums! Those flowers are stunning...I have not tried wax, seen it, but stayed away from YET ANOTHER toy to add to my arsenal of stuff...

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

Beautiful colours and all those wonderful little details make for the most special of gifts.
Those mini books will be treasured.
Wishes
Lynne

Di said...

Oh Sam, these mini books are delightful - every last detail is just perfect, right down to the little charms and those fabulous waxed flowers. LOVE them!

Hugs, Di xx

Kate said...

Cute mini! The flowers and the burlap make a beautiful cover. Love your pages with the embossing and the stamping.
Kate

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

These are already beautiful works of arts before the recipients get to add their own mark on them.

Absolutely stunning work Sam.

Hugs
Sarn xxx

Darnell J Knauss said...

I am flipped OUT, Sam!! These pieces belong in an art museum. Simple as that. Holy holy moly, woman, what talent you have!!

Sue - said...

Absolutely stunning!

Cathy said...

These are amazing Hettie, the covers alone are all gorgeous! Those flowers are stunning too. Never heard of a melting pot, but the technique sure gives fantastic results! :) Cathy x

butterfly said...

Completely fabulous... love your rugged hessian covers, so beautifully decorated, and each page is gorgeously done. What wonderful gifts!
Alison x

scrappymo! said...

OH my goodness...they are all gorgeous! I have a zillion questions.

I will try to limit myself to just a couple here...
1. How do you attach the burlap to the cover?
When I use it on a card, I staple it to the heavyweight D or kraft...then hide the staple with an embellishment . Trying to figure out how you did this cuz I LOVE it!
2. I am not familiar with a melt pot. Is it an teensy electric pot of molten wax...just any wax?
Do you did the whole flower...or do you dip the payers individually and then let them dry and then assemble them?
3. What are the lovely drops that look like water droplets on your flowers?
You did a beautiful job and the pages inside are so fabulous too!!!

Looking forward to our trip...almost ready to go...just sorting the garden out here at the house and then back to the lake for 10 days before we leave. Have to get the watering sorted out up there too!

MaryH said...

What stunning books. Each one looked like a lotta work too. I enjoyed reading the "how-to's", and thanks for explaining Hessian is burlap. Run across that terminology in my reading, wasn't sure exactly what it was. Your flowers were gorgeous, and interesting to read that you dipped in wax. They were dazzling. TFS & I'm sure your recipients will be so pleased to receive these works of art. You're a nice friend to have!!!