OK, I have lots of pictures to share so I won't waffle too much. There seems to be a thing for mini-books/albums at the moment. I haven't done many of these and I saw this easy tutorial by Dawn over at The Craft Barn. Since mini-album is their challenge this week I thought I'd give it a go. Incidentally, Danie May made a lovely ATC book with a similar technique. Definitely worth a look.
I started with a piece of paper. I knew I was going to go all hearts and love so I started pink.
I added scraps of stamped tissue and a pretty napkin
I white washed to bring it all together
I added black and a hint of red acrylic, smears and lines. I also stamped a Pink Paislee flower with a heart in the middle using rose paint. Then I trimmed the edges. Using my scor-pal I scored as directed in Dawn's Tutorial
Ta Dah..... My folded mini-book. Then I decorated.
Welcome to my Little Book Of Love
Front cover - Cheery Lynn Design (CLD) Love You More cut from red foil. Unity Stamp Co. Nancy Girl, watercoloured. The letters were cut from a sheet of Prima patterned paper.
Pages 1/2, CLD Rum Punch Tiny Doily, cut from pink and white patterned paper. Unity Beach Girl, coloured with sharpies. The two sentiments are from the Beach Girl stamp set.
Page 3/4 I stamped Unity Beautiful Soul directly onto the pages. The sentiment wasn't very clear so I quickly grabbed the clear embossing powder. It's better, but I should have stamped it onto tissue, or paper. I have added some watercolouring to the main image. I cut CLD Mini Dimensional Butterflies from pink patterned paper and also added a Wink of Stella Clear to them.
Page 5/6 CLD Southern Charm Valance cut in white and tinted with distress inks. Unity Harmony Girl and her sentiment. The birds are from Unity Love Life set. I added a red heart to their breasts and some crystal glaze
The back cover. CLD Dreamcatcher #2. The girl is fom Unity Love Life set, with a hint of watercoloured pink. Maybe I should have used pink for the net and dreams but I was thinking catching a bit of sunshine is a great idea.
Thanks for your visit. Give this a go. It's fun. Hugz
Joining the fun at
The Craft Barn Weekly Challenge - Mini Albums
Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge 171 - Tickled Pink
Unity Stamp Co. Friends With Flair
Unruly Paper Arts February 2015 RAQ
Ett Trykk Vi Jubilerer Utfordring 2
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Red + Pink
Scor-pal More Than One Score Challenge 12 - Hearts A Flutter