‘Unusual’ Mini Album Blog Hop

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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 thoughts on “‘Unusual’ Mini Album Blog Hop

  1. 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!

    anniebeescraftroom at gmail dot com

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

    amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com

  3. 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
    baboo7192 at gmail dot com

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

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