Sunday, 22 April 2012

Here it is...

Finally finished, my mini album.  Very happy!  Lots of photos to come...

Front and back views...
I used the ribbons I was so desperate to get in on the binding rings.

The front cover is painted with liverbirds, our emblem.  Then a photo of the famous This is Anfield sign with a mountboard frame.  The date is made from rub-ons that are really rubbish at rubbing on so I stuck them on with their backing film still in tact.

The first page spread, photos with legendary Bill Shankleys statue.

I cut a stencil and squirted and sprayed paint over it for the background. 

A little cluster of embellishments in the corner.

With the other half of the stencil I used lava beads in texture gel to create depth.  I thought it would be a bit more translucent than it turned out to be so I used some rub-ons and stickers underneath.  The photos where stuck on to a tag so they could be lifted to see the liverbird underneath.  I also wanted to include the photo on the underside of the tag but the person who took it cut off Mr Shankleys head (outrageous!!) so I didn't want it to be the focus of the page.

Next page is me in the dressing room, much excitement!  :)
I used an after eight mint case to hold a yellow and red card that have journalling on.

I put in a vellum page just for fun.  Made with red eyelets

The journalling on the cards...

For this page I wrote a list of the clubs achievements, layered on a cutting from a colouring book,

an off cut that reads 'best' because Hyypia (the player in the drawing) was the best!

A cluster of embellies.

Next page and a photo inside the stadium.  I wrote the lyrics to 'The Fields of Anfield Road' on the blank page and then layered up on top.

I added a half page of football vellum...

Mulberry tissue modge-podged on to the page, beads, a charm, a tag...

                  ...of grassy card

                  Football ribbon stapled on for a tab...

And the journalling...

The lyrics to You'll Never Walk Alone in the background and the gates in the photo.

I added an acetate page at the back to give a bit of protection.

You're really getting a photo from every angle here!

I love how fat and juicy it looks...

and I love the ribbons...

And that's pretty much that. 

One contented crafter!

Edit:  Retrospectively entered in to Unique Crafters, ribbons and fibers challenge.  No fibers but a generous array of ribbons.  As I said, I love the ribbons!


  1. ...Laura this is superb you must be well chuffed with the finished've put heart & soul into this little book of memories and it show's...great stuff...Mel :)

  2. This is an awesome mini! I love all the details.

  3. I love all the ribbon and your book is amazing!!
    Thank you for joining us this month for "Ribbons and Fibers" at Unique Crafters.


  4. What a beautiful mini album. The pages are all so unique! I'm a HUGE soccer fan, so I loved looking at all your details. Thanks for joining us at Unique Crafters!

  5. Holy moly, this is fantastic! I love the color theme and love the soccer tabs on the side. I'm glad you entered it to the Unique Crafter's challenge this month. Happy to have seen it :)


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