Thursday, 9 February 2012

My first swap - Let's get Creative Mini

Hi everyone
I have been dying to show you this Mini. I am so proud of it. I have held off the photos and video to show you after it was received by my swap partner Rose from Texas. It is so exciting to think that it has travelled all the way to her home, where I hope she will love and enjoy it.
I created the paperbag album from a fabulous tutorial from Kathy Orta, and used Tim Holtz Kraft Resist paper.
Sorry for the glare - that is a fabulous 7gypsies transparency. I used a die cut from Tim Holtz for the dress form and made the flowers from the TH tattered florals die. The Kraft paper is coloured with Distress inks - vintage photo, victorian velvet, and broken china.

I couldn't fit all the goodies in the book, so I kept the Mini Journal and Mini mini book seperate. These were so easy and so much fun to make. I will be making another one soon and will do a demo for anyone who would like to make one too. 

The spine was made with Grunge paper, which I embossed and coloured, and then I added a huge charm!

I love this charm. I added lots of beads, and used a bottle cap and altered domino, and added a vintage stamp to a Tim Holtz fragment. My daughter wanted to steal it and hang it on her wall - sorry Aleisha, it is for Rose!

I made a simple pocket for the inside front cover.

Each page has lots of pockets for lots of tags

The dressmaker pages are always a favourite for me.

I love these gorgeous ladies coloured in Ink with glitter and Liquid pearls to accessorize.

This tag was made with a favourite serviette image.

The back of the tag needed a gorgeous vintage button!

Lots of bling for this page coloured with Timber Brown Stazon.

The ribbons and bird are from Typo - a gorgeous store in NZ, Australia, and Malaysia

Another Serviette collage.

The back of the above tag with another serviette collage. One of my favourite techniques.

The Inside back cover. The image with the birds eggs is a digital download from Marion Smith of APieceofcraftdotcom

More tags

and yet more tags! I added the little buttons for Rose the recipient of the book.

I am thrilled that my parcel arrived safely in Texas, and that Rose likes her Mini. I loved making this for her.

If you would like to watch the video, I have included the link below. It is in two parts as YouTube wouldn't accept it as one but my lovely son has worked his magic and included links to the second.

I hope you like it and come back tomorrow to see my New Zealand Junk Jounal (and I do mean Junk!)

Take Care and Thank you for visiting.
xx Michelle

1 comment:

  1. OMG! It is just gorgeous! You are one very talented lady and Rose is going to LOVE this. I can't wait to view your other videos!