Monday, May 20, 2013

Whimsical Tag and Travel Mini Album

Hi Everyone,
For Imaginarium Designs this month I have created two projects - the first a whimsical tag which could be used for many occasions, including a wedding.  Plenty of space on the back of the tag for special quotes or writing of any kind.

The chipboard elements were coloured using several aqua hues and gold, pounced lightly over the chipboard and then sealed using a spray sealer.  This colour theme was used on each chipboard piece.
 The image is one I purchased many years ago on a vintage image CD, it is so adorable.
The Monarch Butterfly was cut into two after colouring, and placed on the image where I removed the original wings from. 
Guipure laces, beaded trim, and fancy braid lay beneath the title - and the below photograph shows the close up detail of the painted wings...
The Embellishment 4 was used in a double layer, to the top of the tag, just to add a little different dimension, as seen in the below image.
Imaginarium Designs Chipboard Used In My Whimsical Tag:
Wishing You Happy Days IDS0070

Monarch Butterfly IDS0059

Embellishment 4 (IDS0013)
Kaisercraft - 365 Days - Organise
Prima Marketing - Tag Pad
Misc: Fussy Cut Image, Guipure Lace, Beaded Trim, Fancy Braid
Lindy's Stamp Gang - Starburst Spray - Sea Grass Green
Vintage Photo - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink
Adirondack Acrylic Paint Dabber - Juniper, Pool, and Gold
450 Adhesive

...and my 2nd project is a 'Travel' Mini Album.  I created this mini album using the Mini Book 6 Sheets.  It won't be too long and it should be full of memories as John, Jesse and myself are soon taking a nice long, extended holiday.

The album measures approx 5.5" square, and consists of 6 pages. I have given each page (on both sides) a pocket which holds a further larger tag for photographs and journaling.
Being an avid collector of bits and pieces, I had a nice stash of charms to add to the handle!  Tiny brads where attached to the leather look straps which also comes in the album kit.
I kept the title and chipboard elements within the mini plain and simply coloured using distress stain.  Various corner chipboard elements, were used throughout as photo-holders (or for more tags), and are only half adhered to the page so elements and photographs can be slipped beneath.
I did not include every page, as they all tend to look the same, but here I added a few to show as examples.  Perhaps when I'm ready to place in the photographs, I'll add a few more chipboard elements :-)

Imaginarium Designs chipboard used in my Travel Mini
Mini Book 6 Sheets IDBK0002
Compass With Travel Words in Board IDW0019
James Corner IDC0010
Edward Relief Small 4 per board IDT0032
Tulip Flourish IDFL0008
Embellishment 4 (IDS0013)
Prima Marketing - Botanical Paper Collection
Vintage Photo - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink, and Distress Stain
Cream - Seam Binding, and Tulle 
Misc: Charms, and Brass Lamp
Gold Brads, Album Rings
Kaisercraft - Check In - Clear Stamps
Paper Chic - Stamps
Scotch ATG and Tape
450 Adhesive

Don't forget to leave a comment on the Imaginarium Designs Blog, to be in the chance to win a fabulous chipboard pack.... and to see more of my work, please call on over to my blog.
Till Next Month


  1. Fantastic projects Sandie! Love that album...I want to make one too!

  2. Sandie, you are making miracles with the chippies!! Your tag is adorable!! Love))

  3. Vintage Sandie,, new it was yours before I even saw your name lol

  4. Чемоданчик клевый для отпускного альбома!

  5. Gosh, such amazing creations! I truly adore your tag! Just love what you did with the butterflies!

  6. Amazing projects, love them both!!!!

  7. I just adore and love the tag. Anyone would be so pleased to recieve it for what ever occasion.

  8. Clever use of the butterfly Sandie...Love the finishing on your chipboard pieces and the mini album looks far!

  9. Beautiful work Sandie....such amazing projects! The tag is a favourite!