Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Mixed Media Mini Book!

I'm posting for the Scrapendipity blog today and just had to share this mini book I did for a swap. It was so fun to do, and really you could personalize it any way you like! I used the instructions from the Scrapbook & Cards Today blog and personalized it with some sparkly red embossing powder for the recipient, whose name begins with R. The cover and pockets are Tim Holtz paper, and I used Distress Ink to blend the paper with the resist on it. I added a clock, the corners and butterflies from a Gorjuss Girl set and added some gems, some woodgrain paper and a ribbon so the book could tie closed.

Inside, I used the beautiful stamp set Believe Script from Pink & Main, which I heat embossed with white embossing powder. I stamped the lovely little sequin stamp, which comes with the same stamp set, in silver embossing powder to give it some glimmer and then added red with a marker and used a shimmery gel pen over top to add more sparkle! I love this photo - it's from the Tim Holtz Lost Relatives card pack!

The book opens up in a zig zag - this is the right side of the book when you open it, from January to June. I made each double page a month and then filled each pocket with some goodies that the recipient could use. I figured she could add her own photos to each month - or add whatever she liked to further personalize her book. 
Here's the left side of the book, from July to December. I spritzed on some Heidi Swapp silver Color Shine to add some more sparkly goodness to these pages. 
This was a fun mixed media project using stamps, diecuts, stickers, spray ink, Distress Ink, embossing powder and lots more! I hope you're inspired to get your fingers a little inky and just enjoy the process!

Linked to:
Little Scrap Pieces - Show It Off Saturday
Use Your Stuff - #207 -3 or more patterned papers
Pink & Main Challenge - #5 Sparkle!
DL Art - Thankful Thursday January Linky Challenge


  1. Wow this is just amazing, so much work and love gone into this beautiful creation. Thanks for playing along with us over at UYS - Hugs DT Shirl

  2. WOW! So many beautifully decorated pages. Thank you so much for taking time to post your very creative art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday in our 217th- FF AG challenge! Our first challenge in 2016. Praying you will have a Blessed, Prosperous, Peaceful and Creative 2016, Carole

  3. Awesome project! What amazing details and touches you have. Thanks for joining the Pink & Main Challenge!!

  4. Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous! Absolutely love that you shared this with us 3+ pattern paper challenge at UYS.

  5. This mini book is fantastic! I love all of the little details on every single page. Thanks so much for joining our patterned paper challenge this week at Use Your Stuff!

  6. This is wonderful! Thanks so much for taking the time to share it in our challenge. I appreciate your participation, and hope you're having a blessed week.
    Word Art Wednesday

  7. What a pretty album! Thanks so much for joining us at Pink & Main for the challenge!

  8. Oh WOW!!! What a FABULOUS Album Karla! LOVE the Vintage vibe - looks so cool!

    Theresa’s Crafty Creations

  9. This is truly amazing...Every page is a beauty! Thanks for linking with us at our neighborhood, 613 Avenue Create for last week's Challenge. Hope you join us again this week. God bless always!

    JO ANN

  10. Karla this is gorgeous! I love all those stunning pages! Wow, this turned out so well! Thanks for joining our challenge at Use Your Stuff and hope to see you again.
    Tammy DT

  11. Just popped in from Use Your Stuff. Your book is very clever and original
    Lynn // 27

  12. Gorgeous project! Thanks so much for joining the Pink and Main Challenge this month!
    Pam M.
    Pink and Main DT

  13. This is lovely thanks for joining us at CHPPCB. xx Jan