Saturday, 28 June 2014

Gwen’s Mini Album Challenge

The very talented Gwen Casteel did a lovely tag mini album where you can put your tags.  She then at the end gave a challenge for us to make one, so I did lol.
I used the Prima Finnabair Vintage Vanity paper pad, this is a lovely paperline which you can do a lot with, I have used it as a base for stencilling, gilding flake it (of course) etc.

Front Cover
front cover
I had made a tag for the Scrapadabadoo Crafts Facebook Challenge and thought this would be fab on the cover of a tag mini album.The tag base is from the bottom of my spray box (I put kitchen roll at the bottom to catch overspray) and I get lots of yummy stuff from it.  The one above i mostly Lindys Stamp Gang Cowaabunga Copper and My Mojito Green.  The flowers are the Heartfelt Creations  Sunkissed Fleur Precut Set and matching die.  I sprayed the flowers with Prima Color Bloom Cotton Candy, I had a little piece of ribbon from my stash and the postcard charm came from the charm packs Scrapadabadoo make up.

Inside cover and Page 1
page 1
For the matt I used  Prima  Crackle Stencil #564247 (I wish they would name their stencils !) with Walnut Stain distress ink.

Pages 2 and 3
page 2
Left side I used Tim Holtz Stencil Dots Fade and Frayed Burlap distress Ink , the one on the right is Prima Art Deco stencil #569471 with Lindys Stamp Gang Cowabunga Copper spray.

Pages 4 and 5
page 3
The tag on the left is another kitchen towel overspray this time mostly Prima Color Bloom Cotton Candy and  Soft Teal, the right hand is matted with the paperline.

Pages 5 and 6
page 4
Left matt is Tim Holz stencil Stripes with walnut stain distress ink and droplets of Lindys Stamp Gang Cowabunga Copper, and on the right is Balzer Designs Butterfly Bits, I had sprayed Prima Color Bloom Soft teal and there was a lot of spray left on the stencil so used it like a stamp on the matt.

Pages 6 and 7
page 5
Tag on the left is TCW Rebekah Meier Mini Ring Doily with Prima Color Bloom Cotton Candy well sprayed., on the right I used strips of the paperline to make an uppy downy belly band.
Page 8 and back cover
page 7

Tag I used the Butterfly Bits stencil and sprayed it with Prima Color Bloom Soft Teal.

Loving the color bloom sprays so yummy.

Spine dangle - I made a mini tag album to hang from the top.

 Inside you can put a secret message.  The covers are 1" square, the tags are about 3/4" x 3/4".  I cut a piece of patterned paper 1 1/4"" width x length as desired and scored 1/4" for turn up and every 1" to make pockets, you can seal the bottoms of the fold pieces to allow a miniature tag to be inserted in the top.

Thanks Gwen, had a blast making this.
 Visit Gwen's blog here for more lovely crafting ideas


  1. Margaret Ann...this is wonderful, love the paper and you did a great job, knew you would...Thank for sharing and sharing my blog are such a sweetie...see you Tue on Scrapa's USTREAM...1:00 DST USA...Hugs

  2. Great job on your tag mini! What a great way to house decorated tags. Thank you for sharing!

  3. Fabulous job! beautiful paper too...Thanks for sharing your talent with us...