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Saturday, 1 September 2018

Mini Album Makers BLOGAVERSARY & GIVEAWAY

Hello Friends

This month sees the Blogaversary of Mini Album Makers and we are celebrating by having a Blog Hop and Giveaway!!

We are giving a $25 gift certificate from Blitsy.com to one lucky reader whose name will be chosen at random from all of the comments on the Design Team blogs (so please be sure to leave one).  In addition, our sponsor,  Lindy's Stamp Gang will give a $25 gift certificate to one lucky participant in our challenge.

Congratulations to Autumn on achieving a wonderful first year, the blog has gone from strength to strength and it has been such a pleasure to see so many amazing entries!  If you have arrived here from the wonderful Jennie Atkinson's blog, then welcome!

I have gone all teeny tiny this month and created a vintage looking domino album, with a sea theme.

I am sharing a few step by step instructions, in case you have not tried a domino album before.  I will not be adding measurements as I find that dominoes come in a whole variety of different sizes and I would not want to confuse anyone!
I measured the domino carefully and then took some cream card, scored it to fit the domino size, then spritzed it with Lindy's Stamp Gang Moon Shadow Mist in Golden Doublooms.  Whilst this was drying I added some gilding flakes to the edges of each of the dominoes and left these to dry too.

I attached my images to the front of each domino with Distress Collage Medium and then coated each with two coats of Collage Medium.  This is a really important step if you wish to coat the dominoes with Resin, as it seals the image properly.  The Ice Resin dried with a slight vintage tone.

Next, I mixed the Ice Resin (use your chosen type of Resin) and added it to the top of each domino and left these to dry thoroughly (it may take a day or two).
Before attaching the accordion element to each domino, I added a picture to each of the 'pages' and added a piece of ribbon to each cover. and then attached the accordion to the covers.

To finish off I added some Tim Holtz Chit Chat words and two jewellery beads to each domino to represent feet.
A final view of the completed mini album!

Please do visit my teamies during this blog hop, their projects are amazing!  Be sure to leave a comment on each one, we have two wonderful prizes on offer, a $25 prize from Blitsy.com another $25 prize from one of our wonderful sponsors, Lindy's Stamp Gang. 

Nancy Wethington - Art-From-The-Heart
Jennie Atkinson - Live the Dream
Anne Redfern - RedAnne (That's me)
Maria Lillepruun - Magic Attic Design
Alison Bomber - Words and Pictures 
Autumn Clark - SewPaperPaint


Please do join in our challenge this month, at Mini Album Makers, we do love seeing your wonderful creations!

Thanks so much for your visit,  the talented Maria Lillipruun is the next stop on the hop. I hope you enjoy hopping around to visit everyone! 

Hugs, Anne xx

45 comments:

  1. Oh Anne you've created mini magic with this precious piece, the beauty of the seahorse and all that is contained within. Those gilding flake edges and resin coating gives it such elegance all wrapped up in one precious package. Fabulous demonstration of mini art, think I would carry this one in my pocket where ever I went. Stunning!!
    Thank you so much for another inspiring creation.
    Big Hugs & Happy Mini Album Makers Blogiversary Tracey xx

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  2. This is gorgeous! I adore the tones you used on these and the way you finished each domino. I've never used resin on a domino but will from now on! You made this look as if it's a long lost treasure found in a Captain's trunk. Love your work!

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  3. This is absolutely beautiful. I love dominoes and have made books and things in the past but must say this one is nothing short of stunning. Your pictures on the pages are beautiful
    Thanks for sharing Anne. Scrolling back up for yet another look.
    Hugs, Neet xx

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  4. This is a simply fabulous mini book journal Anne and having seen it in real life the details on the dominos as well as within the pages are so beautiful. Thank You for sharing the step out of this treasure xx

    Hugs Annie xx

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  5. Utterly stunning, Anne - the cover with the gilding flakes and resin is simply beautiful, and I love the vintage seashore images, and of course your signature seahorses. Magical!
    Alison x

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  6. Nancy is right it looks like a treasure. Its an perfect little book thank you for sharing it
    I'm only on my third blog and all of the albums have been wonderful. Thanks for a year of inspiration and happy blogaversary! x

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  7. Just a lovely piece of work Anne. I enjoyed our step by step as I always pick up a few new tricks of the trade. Your Dominos are beautiful colors. I've just started a "Mini" and it's waiting for me to pick a theme, as tiny creates locating mini items. Thanks for the wonderful inspiration.

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  8. This is so beauitful Anne, it really is a minature work of art. Congratulations on your blogaversary, and here's to another fab year. Have a very happy September, Sue xx

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  9. This is simply adorable. Your attention to detail always amazes me. I love the vintage colours and the images you've used are beautiful. A piece of art to treasure forever xx

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  10. Gorgeous Anne, I adore the gold leaf around the edges, giving it a real opulent, rich feel. The resin is a fantastic touch and I adore the imagery, fantastic piece . Tracy x x x

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  11. Very poetically vintage! Love it!

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  12. What a miniature delight! I LOVE the pages and the glitz, and of course your seahorse theme...so you! Gorgeous little make!

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  13. I like this little book and all of the work put into it - super adorable and stunning! TFS

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  14. Oh, Anne this is superb. So cleverly and tastefully designed and executed. Such a wonderful theme knowing your love of Seahorses . Its an absolute treasure .
    big hugs x

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  15. Oh I quite forgot about domino albums, I used to make them years ago, - so first up, thanks so much for the reminder! Your version looks fantastic!! With your love of sea horses the cover, so beautifully made, is of course perfect! The gilding looks fantastic with the resin, - simply stunning!

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  16. Oh my Anne - this is exquisite! Absolutely stunning. I haven't seen one in absolutely forever too! Gorgeous my friend! Hugs rachel x

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  17. What a beautiful little domino book Anne! LOVE the beautiful colors of your ocean papers! The covers look wonderful with the resin on them and gilt edges - so very clever to use beads as the feet - a creative and lovely book! Julia xx

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  18. Darling and unique! I've never seen a little domino album like this. I'm always learning new methods and ideas when I jump out of my comfort zone and go visit new blogs (to me). This looks just amazing and like alot of fun to work in the "mini" world.

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  19. Oh my goodness, stunning!! Wow, Anne!! You amazing me every single time!! You packed so much into a tiny album!! It's spectacular!! I love each page!! The colors are so gorgeous!! I absolutely love, love this!! You are a crafty superstar, my friend!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  20. SO pretty!. That sea horse on the cover is just stunning along with all that sparkle. I just love little books!
    Kate

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  21. Oh gosh Anne, this is so beautiful. I love how you edged the dominoes with gilding flakes and the colours are wonderful xx

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  22. Such a sweet little album - love the seahorse imagery and the overall colour scheme. Fabulous as always.Elaine xx

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  23. gorgeous album! Great idea with resin. Beatiful theme

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  24. No doubt it needed a seahorse on the cover! but the other images are wonderful, delighfully vintage. The resin gives a stunning result.

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  25. Anne,
    this is absolutely ,positively my most favorite of your album thus far! This is just exquisite! The gilding, the seahorses and other sea pictures and your use of Ice Resin! I am totally in LOVE with this and i covet it so!
    Bravo dear Anne!
    Sending love & hugs
    Jackie xo

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  26. This is amazing, Annie! I'm sure it must just gleam in person with that finish and each of the pages is so colorful and artsy! Love the little feet! YOU, my friend, go from strength to strength!! Hugs, Darnell xxoo

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  27. Anne, this is such a creative idea! I love the look of the images you've selected and the resin coated dominoes as covers are amazing! The gilding flake covered edges are gorgeous! Such a wonderful idea! Thank you for sharing, your talent is always so inspiring, and absolutely a joy to see!

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  28. Stunning work! Love the theme and colors.

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  29. That is really beautiful, Anne. And truly a *mini* album. Love it!
    Thanks for sharing

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  30. Oh my, what a gorgeous little album Anne. So clever and sooo creative!! The covers are simply stunning with all that sparkle and shine and the inside is so beautiful and so well constructed. You have put so much detail into such a tiny space .. absolutely amazing!! Have a wonderful day!! hugs xx

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  31. Absolutely stunning! Wow, I am blown away by your bitty domino album. The use of the guilding flakes around the edges, along with the resin coating, creates a jewel like finish that is truly exquisite! Your work continues to astound and delight me! Hugs from Kentucky!

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  32. Absolutely stunning (I'll have to echo the previous comment...as that's the only words that come to mind upon seeing this). Love the effects you've achieved with the resin, the gilding flakes, the seaside theme and the vintage appeal of this.First time I've heard of Domino albums, but I love what you've made. It looks very sparkled and glimmering, and I admire your patience at waiting for the resin to dry. The pretty bow and jewel feet just add more glamour to this wonderful look. TFS & Hugs.

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  33. what a gorgeous mini album! you're giving me so many ideas! xo

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  34. How beautiful, Anne. I've never done yet any domino album, but really must have a go on this kind of album, following your way, especially with the use of Ice Resin as I've got some for a bit of time, but didn't use it at all!! The gilding flakes added on the edges are also a wonderful idea. And the chosen images are just perfect, simply gorgeous too. Fabulous!!!
    Hugs, Coco xx

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  35. When I see seahroses, I'm sold :).

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  36. Ooh this is the cutest and most beautiful little album ever with it's gorgeous pages. The cover is stunning with the awesome seahorse, resin and shimmering gilding flakes. A mini marvel my friend! Thank you for your lovely comments on my hair! Hugs xxx

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  37. This domino book is just amazing!!! Gorgeousness...
    Thanks for sharing

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  38. Wow.... this is such a gorgeous creation! Anne, all the details and the resin effect are awesome. :)

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  39. What a stunning little album Anne! The resin seahorse cover is just fabulous and I love the vintage feel to the book. Just stunning!!! Jennie x
    PS Sorry to be so late in visiting - still catching up after Norway!

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  40. What a wonderful little album. After seeing this in situ, the work you have managed to do on something so tiny is amazing. Never used Iced Resin Anne, but will need to look into buying some. Wonderful Memories of our time together. Hugs Rita xxx

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  41. I just love these little albums and the detail you've got into it is so clever and the cover is brilliant. Love it to bits. Happy crafting, Angela xXx

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  42. Oh Anne! This is a tiny, incredible masterpiece of an album! The gold leafing is fabulous and you've used this exquisite paper to perfection. I adore the fluffy organza bow and beautiful sentiment across the pages. Thank you so much for yet another inspiring creation and tutorial! Hugs, Autumn

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  43. Gosh what a sensational make Anne! It really is gorgeously opulent and looks so authentically vintaged. The beads and bow are such elegant finishing touches. Amazing make - thank-you for sharing the how to. Have a lovely week. Nicola x

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  44. Oh wow, this is absolutely stunning - I love the beautiful images and the vintage look to it - it really is sensational. I'm so pleased you've led me to the mini album makers page, there are some wonderful entries. By the way, I have no idea how to add a badge to my sidebar without being given the HTML script to click on (which I can't find) - am I missing something obvious or perhaps things have changed a lot since I last did this?!!
    Diana x

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