Monday 13 May 2019

Spring Flowers Mini Album for Tando Creative

Here is another little album made for Di to take to Hochanda with her. This time I was inspired by seeing all the beautiful flowers at the garden centres we had visited in March.
I am sharing it on the Tando blog for the Anything Goes theme this week.

Process steps. Pages
1. Cut panels from patterned paper, ink the edges and adhere to the album.
2. When dry sand back the edges and ink again..

3. Use snippets of Tim Holtz  botanical collage paper with decou-page  mate sealer/glue on each panel,sealing the complete surface of each one
4. Sand off any over hangs.

5. Paint the flowers and leaves with watery media fluid acrylics.
6. Add some tiny flowers and words.

7. Repeat the same process steps for the front and back covers.

I used small buttons and thin black elastic to make the closures.

Finished front cover

Finished back cover.

 This is such a cute size 8 x 9.5 cms and feels lovely to hold in the hand and I adore the hand painted flowers and leaves

I am adding this to the mini album makers challenge and happily linking to where there is a wealth of album making inspiration.

Thanks for stopping by and ....


Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

This really is a stunning little album Brenda, those papers give us beautiful images to work with and are perfect for surfaces just like these. Don't they look gorgeous when painted.. I love how you held it all together with the button closure, such a charming album to adore each time it's opened.
Thank you for sharing, wishing you a super week ahead Hugs Tracey x

froebelsternchen said...

Stunning! This is a terrific album! Adorable Brenda! Happy new week!
Susi xxx

Meggymay said...

It is an amazing album, each page as well as the covers looks beautiful.
Yvonne xx

suzyb said...

Really amazing little project. Love the theme and the papers and college items used. Really pleasing to the eye. :) Enjoy your week.

Lisa said...

Oh wow, this is so stunning, Brenda!! I absolutely love all of the gorgeous flowers!! The pages are all so amazing!! Love, love, love!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

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Tamara said...

Your album is inspiring and very lovely. The painted flowers are beautiful! What did you use to attach the sheets together? It's all so charming!

Tamara X

A Pink said...

THis is gorgeous! Brenda. Love how the addition of colour to the collage paper flowers brought them and each of the pages to life.

Tfs x

Redanne said...

A stunning mini album Brenda, each page is a miniature work of art. It would be lovely to have you join us at Mini Album Makers with this beauty... Hugs, Anne xx

Gina said...

There is a ridiculous amount of "squeeeing" going on here right now :D That is the most beautiful album/journal yet...AND...your gorgeous happy mail arrived too!!!! *I may be MIA for a while. Thank you friend, I needed this boost to start my day XXXC

Aimeslee Winans said...

Wow Brenda JUST AMAZING! As usual! Love everything you did, xoxo

Words and Pictures said...

Fabulous florals - you've really made those collage papers shine with your painting of the flowers.
Alison x