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~~ Poor little misunderstood baby ~~

Posted by Ania On Thursday, March 26, 2009
Um. First.
Let me just say.
Sorry for the zillions of photos shortly incoming.
Creating this minialbum was fun and annoying at the same time. Fun because I loved all the papers and the photos and I felt really good about myself actually using a lot of embellishments and rubons and little bits and pieces (I think I normally suck at this). Annoying becuase I am so so s l o w these days and I itched to do other stuff aswell but I felt like I had to finish this one first.

The album itself is a Mixed Media Bracket Book, an album that comes in different materials - raw chipboard, thick delicious felt and gorgeous transparencies - some w/white patterns printed. I just used a few of the pages in this book, and traced the rest on cardstock and corrugated cardstock to mix it up and stuff. The papers are mainly from Summer Soiree, but I used quite a few bits and pieces from older collections aswell. The embellishments (apart from the butterfly which is thanks to my daugher who loves making these ;) ) are all mostly from various Fancy Pants collections apart from a few flowers and bling from Prima and Heidi Swapp. The flaps/minipages are made of bookmark-protectors which I got from Kine before Christmas because I was supposed to send Christmas-cards in these but as usual, that project sortof fell apart cause I suck at Christmas-cards.... the original idea/concept of using protectors for layouts however I believe originates from Karen Russel - at least that's where I first saw the useage some months ago...but didn't really feel inspired to try myself until I saw some pages in Stavanger from a woman who took one of her classes. So. Freakin. Cool!

Oh. And with so many photos I wanted to add...I couldn't help but having to do a mini within a mini using leftoverpapers from the big mini :p

Right. LOTS and LOTS of photos incoming, so I'll quit yappin' :p

The text is FP rubons on the transparent frontpage while the photos are safely behind it on the next page.
The two first pages - the page to the left is chipboard from the Bracket Book, while the corrugated one to the right was made tracing the outlines from one of the bookpages.
The gang@ the beach. Love the felt heart!!
I used Glimmer Mist here (Jazz Blue & Snow Angel), let it dry before adding white Crackle Paint randomly over the page + the edges. The chipboard is from "The Daily Grind" - mixed it w/some old felt&buttons from FP.

The page to the right is actually a transparent page.
Using a shape from the "Sugar and Spice" chipboard-collection I taped around it w some hospital-tape and added glossy multi-medium to seal the surface before adding white gesso.

Amalie LOVES butterflies and made this one for me :)
Figured I'd use it here so I'd at least know where I had it..
The journaling-circle was cut out from "On a Whimsy: cards" w/my new patterned scissor. yay ;p

Notice how good I have been here using rubons? I'm so proud of myself ;p
The pages here were made from two bookmark-protectors folded in half & sewn to the page. Ribbon-handles makes the pages a bit easier to turn.

Um yeah. Sorta tried to doodle here. Right. Moving on ,p
The flowers were made using Glimmer Mist (Peach & Watermelon) before applying crackle accents on the petals.
More rubons! More inner pages! And hidden journaling! Sorta!
& check out the tabs - some from diecut-sheets and some from Transparent Die Cuts Creative Books :D)

When you put in pages like that (standing) - make sure you actually check how the pages look folded before sewing they won't acccidentally turn out to be like, upside down. Both of them. Cough.
This is one of the felt pages. Lovesit!
Decided to sew around the edge and decorate this side w/paper & a pocket for the mini-within-the-mini :p

This little photo was a leftover from the cover - figured it'd be cool for this mini too.
Like. Mommy-album and baby-album. Eh.

The mini is kinda an oversized matchbook-album w leftoverpages in varous lengths sewn in.
Haven't finished the journaling in here by the way.

And finally! The last page!! This is the back of the album - I put a photo inside a protectorpage and stitched it onto the felt. Protector because well, that way the photo will be protected still despite being on the outside. Oh and note to self: DO NOT PUNCH HOLES WITHOUT ACTUALLY MAKING SURE YOU WONT CUT OVER YOUR CAREFULLY STITCHED THREADS!!!!!!! *sniff*

Long post, lots of photos and blah blah. Just kinda like this mini and thought it deserved a lil closer description.. lemme know if you have any questions :)

Thank you so much to Eli, Marie, Monica, Oddbjørg and Vibeche for the fun & company & the photos for this album!!

BTW! The classes for the PrimaDonna tour that Jen and Tracie are doing this spring has been posted at Steffens now. They're also dropping by Bikuben the next day afaik, in case you miss them at Steffens :D Gogo girls!

Title: Just Hold Me - Maria Mena
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26 intriguing feedbacks to '~~ Poor little misunderstood baby ~~'

  1. Eli Said,'> 11:34 AM

    Albumet ble virkelig knallflott Ania!! Så kjekt å sitte og bla i det i går - og jeg er jo så heldig å få lov å være med på noen av bildene også *fnis* GODT jobbet vennen; resultatet ble knall!!! Klem <3


  2. mo9ca Said,'> 12:07 PM

    f a n t a s t i s k!!!
    Driver og lager minialbum selv - med alle disse bildene!! Kjempekjekt -og litt "irriterende" med alle disse fantastiske bildene som ble tatt... Klarte å begrense antallet ned til ca 80... Men de MÅTTE jeg ha med.. kunne ikke utelate ett eneste ett... *fnis*
    Så nå gjenstår det bare å gjøre det ferdig - men tenker langsiktig her altså hihi

    Ha en superduper dag Ania!


  3. Tracie H Said,'> 12:21 PM

    My darling Ania this mini is amazing.....I loves it sooooo much.


  4. Salte Said,'> 1:19 PM

    For en samling herlige bilder. Jeg så noen av disse på messetreffet i helgen, både Oddbjørg og Monica hadde med seg tonnevis med bilder *hehe*

    Digger lommene du har - for å få plass til flere bilder! Nydelig album, et herlig minne turen, og vennene!


  5. Ann Hedvig Said,'> 3:09 PM

    Dette albumet er bare råstilig Ania! Takk for at jeg fikk titte og ta på i går :o)

    Ha en super dag!


  6. Ellen* Said,'> 5:25 PM

    Superduperfint album, ania!! Jeg er stor fan av minialbum - undrer på hvorfor jeg lager det så sjelden... Du er iallefall knallflink! Og - jeg har meldt meg på Primakurs! *smile*


  7. Cindy Tobey Said,'> 5:35 PM

    Lovely album Ania! :)


  8. milkcan Said,'> 9:20 PM

    Amazing, amazing, amazing, amazing...did I mention AMAZING mini! I looooooooooove it!


  9. Karmele Said,'> 11:06 PM

    Amazing!!! I love this mini!!! fantastic!!


  10. Vibeche Said,'> 11:52 PM

    Det albumet ble bare knallstilig og så masse gøye bilder i :)
    Jeg koste meg virkelig da jeg bladde i det i går og kjente gleden og morroen vi hadde på den stranden.
    Kjempe bra Ania, du har gjort en kjempe jobb på det albumet, og jeg digget de plastlommene, tror jeg må stjele den ideen.
    Ha en fin helg vennen.


  11. Haberdawoman Said,'> 1:28 AM

    Beautifully done.
    You have inspired me to use my beach papers as soon as we come back from this weekend trip to the beach with our girls.


  12. Sonja Said,'> 5:13 PM

    Utrolig flott album Ania!!!
    Ha en fin helg :)


  13. Anne-Britt Said,'> 12:02 PM

    Wow så utrolig kult album og så mange flotte bilder inni da:) Kul måte med lommene for å få plass til flere bilder. Du er bare så kanon flink;) Ha en fin lørdag


  14. Staci Said,'> 2:31 PM

    A mini within a mini?! You are so clever and fabulous, and this is FANTASTIC! Wow, love every bit of it, girl!!


  15. Aquarell Said,'> 4:10 PM

    Oh my, dette er et av de kuleste minialbumene jeg har sett!
    Ideen er lagret og skal definitivt brukes en dag! Tusen takk for inspirasjon!!!:D


  16.'> 9:32 PM

    OH MY GOSH! Sâ himla fint! Och lite blabla är det värt sâ snyggt som det är! :)

    Sâ mycket fina detaljer och idéer, jag tror att jag ska försöka mig pâ en mini imorgon, sâ inspirerad som jag blir av din!


  17. Lisa Said,'> 9:47 PM

    A gorgeous mini! It's been features on!


  18.'> 10:00 PM

    What an awesome Mini! I love it! So many details and I love the little minis within the mini! Great cloud technique too! Congrats on being featured at!


  19. Lula Said,'> 7:31 AM

    SUKK!!! For et vakkert kunstverk:::))


  20.'> 12:07 AM

    oh super amazing!!!!
    you rock!


  21. Marlene Said,'> 12:33 PM

    Utrolig kult!
    Beste albumet jeg har sett på leeeeeeeeeenge!


  22. Anonymous Said,'> 12:15 AM

    WOW!!! Super mini :)


  23. Adrienne Said,'> 4:31 AM

    OMG It is jaw dropping ... just full of awesomeness! WOW!!


  24. Heidi Said,'> 9:14 PM

    WOW!!!!! Dette albummet var bare såååå fantastisk!!!!!


  25. Gusle/Tilte Said,'> 11:20 PM

    Fabulous. Very nice details and so inspiring. Love your work - tfs ;o)


  26. Anonymous Said,'> 3:54 AM

    Love this album! I saw it on 2Peas and had to come to your blog to see more.


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