Friday, 27 February 2015
It is my turn to inspire readers over at Crafty Ribbons Inspiration blog today. I'm sharing here in a little more detail...
I wanted to make a mini tag album for my cousin. She has turned 13 (how did that happen so quickly?!?!) and I got all nostalgic for baby photos of her. I gathered photos from the first 5 years of her life and put them in chronological order. Then I picked out my base - tags - in a good selection of colours and sizes. Then I pulled out other things I wanted to include. Once I had all these things to hand there was no stopping me...
And this is what I made. I always dress binding rings with ribbon. This time I've used 3mm, sheer dots, flowers and hearts.
I'm not going to share every page individually but I will show my 'filler' tags. These are the ones with no photo on.
I like to add filler pages every third or fourth tag to keep the album pretty and light.
Another thing I like to do is have a common element running through the album on almost every page. This time I have used holographic heart stickers in shades of blue, green and yellow.
This was part of a 12x12 cut apart sheet. It was meant for pocket scrapping but works so well backed on to a tag as a positive affirmation page.
I like to keep my mini albums relatively simple. My style is clean & simple in every other aspect of craft so why change for mini albums?
Another element I repeated a few times through out the album was faux stitching. It is printed on this cut apart sheet and I carried it on with my trusty black fine liner.
My photo tags are, again, fairly simple. Just one or two pieces of washi tape as a layer, or a strip of patterned paper.
I desperately wanted to add a wood veneer bird to one of the pages. Rather than have just one lonely piece of wood I have added a few wood frames as well. This becomes another repetitive element bringing the album together to work as a whole.
Of course I cannot make anything with out added ribbon! This is some swiss dots threaded through a button.
The final element I took and repeated throughout was paperclips. When you have photos back to back on a tag and coloured shaped paper clip can be the perfect minimal embellishment. It adds to the page but also doesn't block much of the photo - a definite bonus when working on this scale. It adds dimension too. I like a chunky album!!
And this is the final page. The great thing about tag albums is you can go back and add more tags at a later date to expand your album.
Sharing at Inspire Me Mondays.
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