20/08/2011

'Unusual' Mini Album Blog Hop

*Appologies...Blogger does not want to let my links work, although the addresses are correct!!*
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 comments:

  1. This is gorgeous Lou, I love the brick effect that you managed to create, looks fab!

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  2. Love it!! Just my style! great job on the tin and the mini inside!! New follower.

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  3. Beautiful mini album - love the brick pattern on the tin! TFS!!

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  4. I have never seen anything like it. Very creative!comopark@roadrunner.com
    http://comopark1886.blogspot.com/

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  5. love your album very creative. I love the tip pn using black and white photos. Its great being in the hop with you
    Sylvia

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  6. Very beautiful and Unique, I love it. New follower here!!
    mexicopetshop at hotmail dot com
    cathyplus5.blogspot.com

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  7. Lou, love, love the idea, thanks for sharing the techique of the bricks. pammejo1@yahoo.com
    http://pammejo-scrapbookflair.blogspot.com/

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  8. Beautiful! Love the idea!

    jlieungh23@gmail.com

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  9. I just love your mini book it's so different and I have tons of tin cans to use. Thank you so much for sharing it.

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  10. Wow, love this!! Shelley
    shelldian at hotmail dot com

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  11. 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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  12. Lou! This is beautiful! I love your take on the theme!!! Just gorgeous! Thank you for being in the hop! I can't wait to try the brick trick!

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  13. love it! very creative! love the bricks and the flowers.

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  14. So creative and beutiful!!!!
    TFS!!!!

    Alina
    Alina.Luis@live.com

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  15. WOW - what a great idea! I love all the colors! Such an awesome surprise when you open the container!

    Vickie

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  16. Love your mini album, especially how you embellished the tin.

    TFS!
    Cindy Lou
    endurapuppy at yahoo dot com
    http://scrappinc.blogspot.com

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  17. What a creative mini album. Love it.

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  18. Absolutley beautiful mini... what a great idea....

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  19. Love the way it all folds out and fantastic brick wall effect! TFS!!

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  20. So pretty! Love all the texture. What a neat idea.
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    Hip Hop and Awaaaaaaay!

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  21. Love the multi media effect - gonna have to try that!
    jgabriel at shaw dot ca

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  22. Supercool album! TFS CallyAnn
    http://callyancraftycreations.blogspot.com

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  23. 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

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  24. Very nice and excellent container to preserve the memories. TSF

    Jess B.
    thatzuneek@gmail.com

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  25. This is just adorable. TFS

    Dee:)
    vintageheartfeltdesigns@mail.com
    http://vintageheartfeltdesigns.blogspot.com
    designsfrommyheart@ymail.com
    http://deesdesignsfrommyheart.blogspot.com

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  26. Great idea--beautiful.

    KristaInMN at gmail dot com
    http://www.KristasPaperCafe.com

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  27. Something new EVERYDAY!! These hops bring such wonderful ideas and showcase talent I can only hope to one day accomplish!
    transport7800@aol.com
    http://mawmawsthoughts.blogspot.com/
    follower

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  28. Fun album! I really like the way it opens up!!

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

    amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com
    scrapthissavethat.blogspot.com

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  30. Uniquely beautiful.
    nana5604 at gmail dot com

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  31. Absolutely gorgeous!
    Stunning job & love how unique it is.
    Fantastic blog!
    I am already a follower and have enjoyed catching up with your creations.
    Crafty best wishes,
    Sonia

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  32. 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!

    Anniebee
    anniebeescraftroom.blogspot.com
    anniebeescraftroom at gmail dot com

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  33. Just thought I would mention that your links aren't working.

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  34. Fabulous album!!! LOVE the "bricks"

    Silvia
    sillyscrap@aol dot com

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  35. Love this unusual tin and pull out album...how wonderful and your daughter will love this as she gets older...wonderful legacy! :) TFS and I am a new follower! :)
    purplefuzz06@yahoo.com

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  36. I've never seen creations like this before! This is definitely cool! Your daughter would really treasure this when she gets older! Great job!

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  37. wow super cool!

    sweetlilscrapper.blogspot.com
    sweetlilscrapper at hotmail dot ca

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  38. absolutely stunning


    rhelm@tampabay.rr.com

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  39. Beautiful and so unusual...I love it!
    quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

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