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Friday 11 September 2015

Mini File Folder Album

Hello and thanks for visiting,  crafting time has been a little short lately, but over the last few weeks I've been making a little mini file folder, I was inspired by the fabulous ones the very talented Astrid makes and when she kindly shared some gorgeous freebie papers, well I just couldn't resist.  This was a great little project to make as it was so easy to just pick up whenever, and the pages were stuck with d/s tape (boring job) but which is a nice easy thing to do when watching t.v.
My little folder was made following this video here
My cover started out as a piece of grey card, I used embossing paste through a couple of stencils then gave it a coat of gesso.  It was then sprayed, inked, sprayed and inked to within an inch of it's live, but now it has a lovely soft  leather feel to it, I was afraid at one stage that it might disintegrate!  The floral embellishment is paperclay, coloured with DIs and then given a coat of Glossy Accents.
The papers, all freebies from Astrid - Thank you - had a little distressing and extra stamping with Weathered wood DI.  A little bit picture heavy...

 And the back cover was given the same 'treatment'. The album has lots of pockets to store journalling notes and photographs.
Well, if you're still with me, hope you like my little album.
I am entering this at:
  Creative Corner - Anything but a Card
  Creative Inspirations -  Vintage
  Fab & Funky - Shabby Chic
  Deep Ocean Challenge - Shabby chic

Have a great weekend,
Avril xx


Pawsitively Creative said...

Who wouldn't like your little album! This is gorgeous and has such wonderful pages to look at. I can see why you had to use the paper. Wonderful design and the colors feel so soft! I have never made one of these but it went on my to-do Art list. Thanks for the wonderful pictures! ~Niki

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

Beautiful album, lovely soft colours and great design!! Astrid will be very happy to see this.

Valerie-Jael said...

Absolutely gorgeous, must have taken you ages, and the results are well worth the time - fabulous! Hugs, Valerie

Shirley said...

Such a gorgeous album Avril with lots of prettiness going on with those lovely vintage ladies adorning the pages. Lots of delicately edged pockets with some very special looking tags inside. Beautiful elegant make.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

brenda said...

What a lovely Album Avril, everything coordinates so beautifully for the prefect vintage feel.

B x

sirkkis said...

Beautiful, gorgeously designed album. Love the vintage touch of imagery.
Have a happy weekend,

sally said...

What a gorgeous little album! I'm off to check out the video & maybe I'll find time to make my own :-)


chrissie said...

This is so beautiful and wonderful that you could use Astrid's freebies to follow her instructions to make it. It would be a wonderful gift.

Love Chrissie xx

Janette said...

WOW Avril, that is so beautiful, I have to say, simply gorgeous..xxx

Astrid Maclean said...

Oh wow Avril, this is amazing!!! Love every little corner of it and I am so happy you managed to make good use of my papers!!! It truly looks fantastic! Thanks for the shout out too, really appreciated!

aussie aNNie said...

Brilliant make, love the papers, colours, love the details and beauty on it.xxx
{The Journey Is The Start aNNie my personal blog}

Unknown said...

Superbe bravo

Meggymay said...

A gorgeous album Avril. The cover looks like soft leather and all the pages are beautiful.
Yvonne xx

Words and Pictures said...

Gorgeous textures on the cover, and what a wonderful way to use Astrid's lovely papers. Beautiful album, Avril.
Alison xx

Samra said...

Stunning make with such a gorgeous texture and color!
Love it!
Hugs :)
Paper Talk with Samra

NGCARDS said...

A lovely, pretty creation! Thanks for playing in this week's challenge of Vintage over at Creative Inspirations! xxx

Jan said...

This is gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at FNF xx Jan DT

Barbara GR said...

What a gorgeous creation!!! I love stle, colours and details!
Thank you for sharing it with us at Creative Inspirations Challenge!
Hugs, Barbara GR

chanya13 said...

Beautiful album, lovely soft colours and great design!!! Thank you for sharing with us at Creative Corner Challenges.

Sandy said...

Gorgeous album and beautifully made!
Sandy xx