Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Quilled Spring Mini Album

Hi all, back with the first of this month's Custom Quilled March newsletter projects, a mini album with quilled accents. 
 A while back I had purchased several chipboard albums with a ring at Michael's and stashed them away for a later time.  One Youtube video caught my eye and I started looking at more of them and their creators blogs.  I fell in love with these little album's with their many surprises, pockets and pullouts.  I love the shabby chic ones, the steampunk ones, the ornate ones that have something new to find every time you open it. 

 One of those video tutorials here, shows how to paint the chipboard that has edges too detailed for covering with paper.  Also it shows the binding technique that will expand with the embellishments and future addition of pictures/keepsakes etc.  I painted the pages a light green and bound each page with a binding piece, card stock piece and then DP and then started to make the pockets and tags. 

 Again I went to Youtube to find all the pocket ideas and tutorials.  Some I changed other I used as they were.  Most pockets in my album have many more places to tuck more tags or pictures into. 
 The tags are a combination of manila shipping tags and ones that I cut out with my Criuct and Picturesque cartridge.  All of the tags have simple 5 petal quilled flowers and leaves as embellishments that were made from the shades of spring strips in the March kit.  All the flowers have rhinestone centers for sparkle.  Edges of the tags were inked and some have gold gel pen stitching.
The front of the album has a frame for either journaling or a special picture. It was fun to make and I will be making more of these.  There are so many ways to create pockets, foldouts and tags and even the shape of the albums are endless.  With the expandable binding it allows for the dimension of quilling and all of it's versatility.  If you make one, link a picture in the comments section below to share!

Also don't forget to stop by Custom Quilling to see the super cute projects that Sue has also made for the newsletter! Back tomorrow with another of the projects!

Shalom,
Sonya
Y'all are so sweet to leave me such encouraging comments, THANKS for all of them!

19 comments:

my-handicrafts.blogspot.com said...

Oh So Cute Album! Fallen in love with it
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Katrin said...

Very beautiful album!

My Hideaway said...

This is absolutely stunning!

JaniceA said...

Love it!!!!!!

Tasza said...

Альбом просто изумительный! Просмотрев Ваши странички я впервые захотела сделать что-либо подобное! до этого занималась только открытками, конвертами и т.п.
Вы просто умничка! А цветовой подбор просто чудный))))

The Scrapbook Speedway said...

what a beautiful album!

Cvety said...

Very beautiful!

Susan Vilar said...

Sonya,
It's GORGEOUS!!!!

Your work is really amazing... I know the recipient will be thrilled!

Marie Gamber said...

Hi Sonya! I have enjoyed your blog so much. I try to quill as well but my work does not look like yours. Yours is so even and extraordinary. I have an opportunity to offer the Versatile Blogger award to a few sites I frequent on a regular basis and and to tell them how much I enjoy and learn from their site.

If you are interested in accepting the award, hop over to my site and copy the award for your site. It is at...
http://thejoyofcards.blogspot.com/2011/03/versatile-blogger-award.html

Thank you again! Wish I could quill as even as you do!!!
Hugs and Smiles,
Marie

anandhirajan said...

Wonderful album. I liked all your posts you are amazing
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Molly Smith said...

WOW, Sonja! This is so gorgeous. Your embellishments (stitch marks, inking, rhinestone centers, stamping) are awesome! Each page is fantastic. Thanks for sharing :) ~Molly

Kreativstudio Annett said...

This is such an amazing album. Thank you for sharing.

Helen said...

Wow! that's a lot of work! Love, love the outcome.

Joanne said...

Sonya, this is absolutely gorgeous! What a lot of love went into this, so MANY beautiful details. Lovely colors and layouts, just fantastic! Aloha, J:)

kiddo said...

Amazing mini Album! Thanks for sharing!

chillin with Quillin said...

WOW that is gorgeous, it looks like you put alot of time into it!!!
Paula

sys said...

Album is amazing! :)

Sery Suryani said...

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freesie said...

Beautiful album!