Finally getting a chance to enter for Lulupu's challenges. So here is my first ever entry :).
My 'Glorious' themed mini album is 4x3 inches in size (pretty miniature, I know! I love creating miniatures!). It hosts 5 pages, with flaps or fussy cut pockets or tags or with certain surprise features (that you can get to see in the video at the end of this post).
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The cover is heavily decorated in a very ornate and dreamy way. Loads of flowers and paraphernalia, accentuated by pearl trims, shiny/textured Prima brad to balance the design and colours.
I've used papers that are heavy on the design aspect and contrasted that with subtle embellishments. For the spine, I glossy accented the word 'Glorious' and to give it a raised effect, stuck it on multiple cardstocks and design papers. To highlight the spine's exclusivity, I used glitter glue on all 4 sides.
For the back, I've used different strips of pattern papers and tried to elevate the back in a subtle way, instead of giving it a plain Jane look.
For the closure, I've used a metal chain, secured it with Prima brad, and added some kewtness with an Eiffel Tower charm.
Because the album is of a really small size, and because the cover is so heavily embellished for its size, I have used intricately designed papers (that provide style on their own) and contrasted them with a tad simplicity w.r.t. embellishing them. I've added a magnetised foldable tab that gives you 4 sides to stick pictures. All the pages have contrasting pearls/rhinestones at the corners. Some have lace or flowers or other embellishments. There's a lot of stamping on some of the pages and flaps.
Here you can see fussy cut flowers that have been made into a pocket for keeping tags and pictures.
For a quick run-through of my album, you can watch the video below.
Participating in:Crafty Sentiments - AG
Craft Your Passion Challenges - Always AG
Crafting From The Heart - AG
Avenue 613 - AG + Create your own challenge
Brown Sugar Challenge - AG
Crafting With Friends - AG
PDE Linky Party - AG
Crafty Girls Creations - AG
4 Crafty Chicks - Favourite Era