Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Dragonfly Mini Album

Hi Folks, it's time for another challenge over on the Crafting with dragonflies challenge blog. The theme this fortnight is to create a mini album. It can be in any format that you like, and I chose to make a mini envelope album. I found lots of inspiration on Pinterest, and the particular album that I used, I found here

My album is very small, but I had great fun making it, and have decorated all of the tags using a dragonfly theme. I chose two images from one of our sponsors this week, called large dragonfly, and small dragonfly, which were the starting point for my project. I made a background on a piece of watercolour paper using the wrinkle free distress method, and once this was dry, I printed the two dragonflies onto the paper, and cut them out, using the size of the card as my guide. I then cut six more cards from the remaining paper and decorated them with some more stamps. I have tangled one of the dragonflies, and added some tangled flowers to another one of the cards. All of the images have been coloured with Inktense pencils and a waterbrush.

The book was made by covering pieces of chipboard with scrapbook paper, and inking and sanding the edges. The envelopes were covered with recycled dictionary paper, and also inked.

Here is the album open with the little cards inserted:

Here are all of the cards, plus the album sitting on a piece of 12" x 12" scrapbook paper, so you can see how small it really is:

I would be happy to give my little album away at the end of the fortnight to anyone that would like it. So, if you are interested, please let me know in your comment. If there is more than one person interested, I will do a random draw for the winner.

Our sponsors this week are Eureka Stamps who are offering 5 digis of the winner's choice:

Di's Digi Designs who are offering a $10 gift certificate:

So get your thinking caps on and have a go at making a mini album or book and enter our challenge. Pop over to the challenge blog to see what the rest of the DT have made for your inspiration.

I am entering my album into the following challenges:

Sunshine Mail Bugs and Critters

Hobbycutz Recycle

Jellypark challenges Things that fly

Cute card Thursday Things with Wings

Thanks for stopping by, xx


Susan Hogan said...

Judith, spectacular!! Love all the bits of it and the dragonflies are superb! Your colouring is so good.

Ina said...

Wow - love all the bits and bobs you have added to your fabulous album. Love it and some lucky members will be proud as punch to receive this piece of art.

Paula Whittaker said...

loving this album with all your fab tags.

happyglitzygirl said...

So much work, but worth it, so pretty, just love all those Dragonflies, blessings Hilde

Aquarius said...

This is a beautiful little album - love dragonflies. I'm sure you will have lots of requests for your generous offer so please include me in the draw.

Anonymous said...

This is so beautiful Judith just love all your little Dragonflies, I would love to be considered for your generous off please.


~ Barb said...

I just love the blues and colors you've used in making your own papers. Those little cards have so much detail! A beautiful album.
{Hugs} Barb

Paula (PEP) said...

This looks absolutely delightful & I love the way you created the background for those little flying pieces of delight. I love tiny little things like this & can imagine you had enormous fun putting this together. I particularly like that you added your own tangling too.
Paula (PEP)

craftimamma said...

What a stunning creation my friend and you know what they say ..... Good things come in little packages! I am the proud hoarder of a few of your gorgeous creations but I'm greedy and would treasure another one, lol!

Lesley Xx

Donna said...

Lovely album Judith, great images and it's packaged so beautifully. Thanks for joining us this week at Hobbycutz challenges.
Donna xx

mags said...

A gorgeous creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Hobbycutz Challenges and good luck.

Gaynor Greaves said...

Beautiful project, love the colours, thanks for joining our challenge at Jellypark, Gaynor x

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

What a lovely album Judith and so tiny! Thanks for joining us at Hobbycutz - good luck! Susan x

Taniaj Scott said...

Stunning book Judith you dragonflies are wonderful. Hugs Txx

Anonymous said...

Great project! I love the color and the whimsy of it! If you get a chance to use the same materials a child that could get it would love, love, love it!! Thanks for joining Sunshine Mail Foundation Challenge this week where we send Smiles across the miles!!
Lyn - DT

Jeanne said...

what a fantastic project! I love dragonflies but I can also think of many images that would be good "themes" for one of these mini albums. I would love to win yours. What inspiration. thank you.

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