Friday, March 27, 2015

June 2013: a mini album

I started this mini album last year, around the middle of June 2014. It has sat, since then. One of my Calvinball goals was to finish this album, so I did. :) 

I used an old book  that I ripped the insides out of. The front cover had  the author's name embossed in gold, and although it was very pretty, I decided to paint a stripe of gesso over it. I'll add a title to the front and/or spine, but don't have any ideas for that right now. 

I used a set of Tim Holtz binder rings inside. The binder rings are attached to a sturdy piece of chipboard using some super duper glue dots, and also two pretty brads. Then I adhered the chipboard to the book spine using lots of glue. Not exactly professional book-binding techniques, but it seems to work. ;)

Since photographing this book I have come to realize that last June was the year 2014, not 2013. Another for  the fix pile. ;)
The pretty silver label, floral envelope, white felt cloud sticker, and gold foil tags are all pieces from Things That Shine kits.

I stamped the month of June on a scrap of paper. Journalling on my old typewriter.

I like the peek-a-boo effect of the layers, especially that silver foil label sticker on the left.

A little file folder from my ancient stash, holding some early June garden photos. I do love those white cloud stickers!!

Another pretty gold foil sticker on this page, layered with a gold glitter leaf.

The end. :)

Calvinball points (included in Week 3)

9 mini album pages = 4.5 points
3+ photos on a page = 3 points
Use a typewriter = 1 point
Handwritten journalling = 1 point
Scrap food = 1 point

Total points = 10.5

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doris sander said...

beautiful! i really love all the vintage bits you incorporated into it right along with your photos and such.

Laura said...

I love hat every page is a different size - so eclectic.

Unknown said...

I am always so inspired by your beautiful work!

Rachel Brett said...

So lovely Ashley :)