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Sunday, 1 July 2018

Mini Album Makers July Challenge

Hello Friends

July sees a new challenge over at Mini Album Makers and we would love to have you join in!

Our Rules are very straightforward : Any Handmade Book goes.  Enter any form of handmade mini album, scrapbook, journal or book art.  Our focus is on completed works, so no layouts or journal spreads that are not part of a complete handmade book project. 
This month and I made a journal, using a new Wrapped Journal die by one of our Sponsors, Eileen Hull, along with some of my favourite paints, stamps and stencils.
I started by painting some A3 sized card, using Dina Wakley Heavy Body paints in Ruby and Turquoise and applied this with a brayer.  I added some white Gesso at the end to tone down the colours.
Next, I stamped onto the painted card, using Archival ink and Stamp Sets #63 (Olga Heldwein) and #33 (Tracy Evans) by AALLandCreate.  I wanted to have some real contrast so I stamped #63 again on plain painted card and cut the circles out.  These were glued on top of the stamped circles on the base card, as shown below.
 I glued one piece of this to some mount board and die cut a Wrapped Journal.  The rest was used to create signatures.  The die cut journal is shown below.  I added some splatters to the journal using the same colours of paint and added a few die cut numbers.
  To create the signatures I used the other piece of painted card, added some stencilling using Stencil #6 (Autour de Mwa) by AALLandCreate.  I mixed Eileen Hull's Color Box Blend ink in 'Stop' with some 13Arts 'Magic Powder' to create texture paste.
The paste was applied randomly through the stencil.

I used another of Eileen's new dies - Credit Card Sleeve & Tags (Sizzix 662810) to create a pocket on the inside cover.
A close up of the sleeve and stencilling.
I used the rest of the card to make further signatures and added more stencilling, using the same stencil as previously.
The photo below shows the back of the finished journal.  I added elastic for a closure and some die cut numbers.

I added some trinkets to the side of the journal.
A final look at the completed journal.
Our Sponsor for July is:

who are offering a $25 voucher to one lucky winner.

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I hope you will be able to join in with us at Mini Album Makers this month, we would love to see you there.  The Design Team have provided some wonderful inspiration!

Thank you for your visit, I hope to see you again soon.

Hugs, Anne xx


31 comments:

  1. I'm in love with those colours and waiting for my AALL stamps to arrive. I can't wait to give one of these books a go. So incredibly gorgeous :)

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  2. I love the colour scheme too, it's fresh, modern and dynamic and I like the whole abstract vibe of the cover. Gorgeous!

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  3. Another fabulous journal! Love the colour scheme and wonderfully arranged stamped elements. Not yet seen a wrapped journal, they look fab!

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  4. Awesome journal Anne. The bright colors and the stamped pieces. Great idea with the stamped pieces. And the numbers, I love numbers. Hugs Susanne

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  5. Fantastic journal Anne, the colours are so striking and I adore how you used the AALL&Create stamps, thank you so much. I love the touches of white space and stamping onto white card for a contrast. Tracy ❤️❤️

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  6. Another gorgeous journal Anne .... love the colours and the stamps you've used. This die has just dropped through my letterbox and now I might just have a little time on my hands, hopefully I'll get around to using it! xx

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  7. Absolutely fabulous . LOVE everything about it - those colours with the black and white accents are so strikingasket and your choice of stamps and stencils give it a real artsy feel . Another one I'd drop in my shopping basket with out doubt . Hugs x

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  8. Ooohh!! I adore those colours Anne .. so fresh and so striking!!! What a brilliant cover! I love your choice of stamps .. have to put some of these on my wish list .. they are awesome!! Love the pocket and the signatures inside and I adore the charm cluster on the spine .. so cute! This is spectacular!! Have a wonderful day!! hugs x

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  9. OMG this is just Fabulous Anne! I started working on a piece of mat board with inks from Dyan Reaveley and then I set it aside as I wasn't quite sure what to do with it. Now I have THIS as inspiration! I am going to add some layers with stamps and inks and die cuts...and we will just see how it goes!! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  10. I so love this so much. Bet these would make great gifts. happy creative week, Angela xXx

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  11. WOW !! I absolutely love your journal Anne xx The details and colours both inside and out are amazing and the AALL and Create stamps look fabulous xx Very inspiring xx

    TFS and huge hugs Annie x

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  12. Oh my gosh, this is amazing, Anne!! Wow!! One of my favorites of yours!! I absolutely love the red, turquoise and white combo!! They look so stunning together!! The stamping is perfect!! Oh my goodness, I just love every single details!! This is amazing, my friend!! Your talent blows me away every time!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  13. amazing anne - this is so beautiful - I got my die through on wednesday so now I am itching to use it. I love your choice of colours too - truely amazing! Hugs rachel x

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  14. Love your mini book - red and turquoise always go so well together and I love your idea to add the white stamped circles for contrast. Off to have a look what others have made. Elaine xx

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  15. I've been having a browse through your recent makes Anne, wow, really lovely work. This is fabulous, I love the colours you've used and a great tutorial too
    Anne x

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  16. I just don't get around to making mini albums like I used to. Every time I see one of your creations though my jaw drops and I think I need to get around to doing that again. This is fabulous, Anne. Love those colors!

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  17. My goodness Anne! how bright and fun is this journal! love the blue and red you used - the wonderful stamps stencils and dies! Julia xx

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  18. How bright and fun this is, Annie! Those favorite colors are really bold and amazing and the circles and numbers and trinket are all fantastic details! You've made another incredible journal!! Hugs, Darnell xxoo

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  19. Awesome colours for this fabulous journal. I love the stamping and the boldness to the whole style - glorious my friend! Hugs xxxxxxx

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  20. Stunning colour way Anne, I love the extended length of this die which gives everything a hug inside. Great use of the new credit card sleeve what a hand little die. All so beautifully embellished.
    Hugs for the week ahead Tracey xx
    P.S Sorry i'm a little late visiting still having IT issue's making it near impossible to move from one page to the next without everything vanishing :(

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  21. An absolutely stunning journal Anne!! I love the bright, bold colour combo, just perfect for the stamps and stencils you used! Adding the fussy cut circles is such a clever touch, it lifts it all to a whole new level! The inside pages are wonderful too and I adore the finishing touches on the cover!! Brilliant from beginning to end!!

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  22. Anne, you've created yet another wonderful journal! Of course, those colors are a favorite of mine, and I love the contrast of the added white circles. Great addition of the stamping and stenciling to give this such an up to the minute look! You do such a fabulous job of making everything work so perfectly together! Sending hugs!

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  23. Over these past months you've inspired me to think out of the box. This book is no exception. Love your color choices, stamping and overall design.

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  24. Oh Anne! this is absolutely gorgeous!! So representative of our 4th of July tomorrow! heehe I know it's not a holiday for you, but fits perfectly for ours here in the states!
    Gorgeous work as always my friend! xx

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  25. Yet another stunner bounces from your brayer! Love your strong colours and all elements. Your rocking Eileen's die and the new stamps and stencils really work so well with it. Nicola x

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  26. This is really beautiful Anne, I love these bright colours. They don't get any better than Dina paints do they, and these stamps and stencils are sized perfectly for this journal xx

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  27. Wow Anne! I just love your gorgeous mix of colours which work so well with the additional stamping. All so beautifully proportioned for the lovely new journal die (mine has just arrived!!) and so creatively designed (you are the master at this!). Thanks for some wonderful inspiration! Jennie x

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  28. Stunning colour contrasts in those layers - and the AALL & Create stamps and stencils look very tempting in your hands. A wonderful journal, full of inspirational touches.
    Alison x

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  29. Wow colours and wow album, I love it the way you used the stamps was so imaginative. Really fun and effective album. Thanks for sharing it.

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  30. Anne, I'm so inspired by your painted paper and how you used it for both mounting to your cover and creating your inserts! This is such an incredible album and shows off these fabulous stamps perfectly. I love the charms on the spine and the amazing color palette you chose. All of the details are truly appreciated. Thanks for making this challenge special with your project. Big hugs, Autumn

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  31. Hi Anne, finally have a few minutes to pop in and see what I've missed. This is absolutely fabulous!! I really like the idea of a journal cover die, I think I may add this one to my wish list! Totally love the bright and bold palette, the red and blue really pop against the black and white accents. It's sort of grunge meets retro with those fun circle and line stamps! Another wonderful album project! hugs :)

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