Thursday, September 12, 2013

A Vintage Mini-Album

Today, I am sharing with you a Vintage Mini-Album, created using Tim Holtz Idea-ology Cabinet Cards and lots of Imaginarium Designs Chipboard! This is the first mini-album I have ever done and I am so happy with how it turned out - it was super easy to put together and the Imaginarium Designs chipboards were the perfect way to embellish the album pages without adding too much bulk. All the chipboard elements in the album were inked with Distress Ink in Vintage Photo and then dry-brushed with Luminarte Silks Acrylic Glaze in Emperor's Gold.

For the cover, I used the Imaginarium Designs Edward Relief Corners, which fit perfectly along the top and bottom of the Cabinet Card. I also added a resin frame, treated with Distress Ink in Vintage Photo and with some gold highlights using Luminarte Silks Acrylic Glaze in Emperor's Gold - I then painted the frame with Mod Podge Matte to seal the colour. I added some gorgeous Prima roses and some Petaloo flowers, which I sprayed with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Nougat and then splashed with some very strongly brewed instant coffee. The lace on the frame and on the album rings was also dyed with the instant coffee. Along with the lace, the brown tulle and twine make a great embellishment for the album rings. Finally, I added a few Idea-ology metal trinkets by Tim Holtz, as well as a Prima Junkyard Findings Special Screw to use to tie the album closed.
For the interior pages, I used a variety of Imaginarium Designs Chipboard to embellish each page. I also did plenty of distressing of the Cabinet Cards by splashing them with brewed instant coffee and adding coffee rings. In keeping with the Vintage theme of the album, I printed all the photos for the album in sepia-tones.
Vintage Mini -Album - Pages 1 & 2
Vintage Mini-Album - Pages 3 & 4
Vintage Mini-Album - Pages 5 & 6
Vintage Mini-Album - Pages 7 & 8
Vintage Mini-Album - Pages 9 & 10
Vintage Mini-Album - Back Cover

Imaginarium Designs Chipboard Used
Edward Relief Corner and 3 Edward Reliefs - IDC0009

Edward Relief Small - IDT0032

Wrought Iron Embellishment A - IDFL0016

Wrought Iron Embellishment B - IDFL0017

Embellishment 4 - IDS0013

Other Materials Used:  
Scraps of Darkness August Kit - Tim Holtz Idea-ology Cabinet Card Frames; Tim Holtz Idea-ology Mini Paper Clips; Prima Tiny Junkyard Findings - Vintage Trinkets - Special Screws; Petaloo Printed Darjeeling Flowers - Wild Blossoms - White; Farmhouse Paper Company - Country Kitchen Junk Drawer; Brown Twine; Brown Tulle.
Stash - Mini Resin Frame - Michael's; Prima Roses; 7 Gypsies Vintage Pin; Tim Holtz Idea-ology - Philosophy Tag, Word Key, Trinket Pin and Pen Nib; Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist - Nougat; Luminarte Silks Acrylic Glaze - Emperor's Gold; Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Vintage Photo; Mod Podge Matte; Heart Lace - Tresors DeLuxe Etsy; Cotton Lace - Michael's; Instant Coffee (brewed) - Nescafe

That is it for me today - I hope you liked my first mini-album - I definitely want to make more of these! Also, don't forget to leave a comment on this post for a chance to win some fantastic Imaginarium Designs Chipboard! 


  1. Just beautiful, can't believe it's your 1st mini, amazing work!! xo

  2. Wow what a beautiful minialbum.

  3. Wow, your mini album looks absolutely gorgeous! I love everything about it!

  4. Beautiful album. And all the chipboard goes so well with this. Love there are so many designs and styles to choose from. And the natural look on the chipboard goes beautifully with the album.