Friday, 31 August 2007
More on mini books
I've created three mini books now. Well, two and a half, because the first one, an A5 sized notebook that I covered and painted and decorated is still not finished. That wasn't very mini either.
The two I did most recently are both genuinely mini. One is a Lippy Chick flip book which I created as a Christmas present (so I won't show it here) and used the Doodlebug black & white papers I bought, with pink.
The other used a mini album that was free in Scrapbook Inspirations a few months ago. I've done this for my mum, who I'll be seeing in a fortnight's time.
It's quite freeing doing mini albums rather than 12 x 12. You can use up old scraps and bits of stash. The album for my mum features seven photographs which tell the story of her life. It starts off with a picture of her parents' wedding, then her own wedding, then her three children as children and then with their partners. I used the "time goes on" heritage theme at the start.
I've got another mini book waiting to be altered: this is a Maya Road chipboard album which fits into their coffee break tin (again, just waiting to be altered!). Haven't decided yet what I will do with either.