söndag 3 maj 2009

A mini book on display

Most of the time, when I'm make minis with the Bind-It-All, I use big wires to be able to put on as many embellishments as possible without making the pages stand out too much, There's nothing worse than a mini book that doesn't stay shut when you put it together. For this mini I wanted the opposite. I wanted the pages to stand out as much as possible to be able to display it like this.
I am so in love with these papers from Rose Moka. They are perfect for my colorful little boy, and also perfect for embellishing his room, which is very white, with white walls and white furniture, and a few colorful spots here and there, such as this album and the sleeping layout from a couple of posts ago that is on display on a shelf.
I've put a wooden stick through the wire, you know the kind you put meat and vegetables and stuff on and put on the barbecue (couldn't find the right word for it LOL) and then I've put a hitch fastener from Tim Holtz on each end. I just screwed them on, very neat little things, actually. I put the title on the stick too, so that you can see it when the book is on display on the easel.
The secret of getting the pages to stand out like this is the embellishments and how you place them. I've put buttons near the wire, and thicker embellishments further out on the pages. I've used a lot of metal and a lot of boyish embellishments, which is fun for a change, because there has been just a little too much flowers lately...
The pics are from a photoshoot I had with Albin a couple of weeks ago when we were out on a walk together. Sometimes I look at him and I can't believe how he got so big so fast. Right now, it's all about being "cool" for him - he wants the coolest clothes, the coolest shoes and stuff. I took him shopping yesterday, and got the coolest checked shorts for him, and all of a sudden he got even bigger. Saturday is his sixth birthday. I wonder where those years went?
Luckily, being cool for Albin means posing in a cool way in front of the camera too. So suddenly I'm allowed to take pictures of him again, in his cool outfits. Guess I should be happy about that, at least.
I've written in the book about Albin, and what's important to him right now, his friends, favourite things to do, hobbies and so on. I tried interviewing him while he was watching How it's Made on Discovery Channel, and that wasn't the greatest idea I ever had, because he's so absorbed by that show that he doesn't have a clue about what's going on around him.
And that's one of the things I've written about in the book, of course. :-)
Oh, and guess what? Aren't I the lucky one? Yesterday, the winners of Magda's Scrapfeber, an online contest I've participated in, were announced, and I won three of the of the challenges, plus I got two second places and one third... And I got to share the second place in the overall competition with one of the most talented scrappers I know, sweet Anna. I'm so happy today!

26 kommentarer:

Yoli Design sa...

Sååååå snyggt...helt fantastiskt vackert...
älskar den varinaten av album...påminner lite om mina bulliga hjärtan fast med en smartare förslutning av alltsammans!! SMAAART!! :D hihi

ja, du är verkligen en sann inspirationskälla du!!

Kraaaaaaam

Essmo sa...

Wow! Såå himla coolt! Jättesnyggt! Tack för inspirationen ! =)

Helén sa...

Imponerande!!! Du har såna fantastiska idéer, jag önskar att jag var hälften så kreativ som du!!!

ScräpEmma sa...

Så himla snyggt!!!
Och grattis till 2aplatsen i febern!! :D

TxScrapAddict sa...

Great album!!! Congrats on your wins!!!

Cath. sa...

Grattis till allt du vann i Scrapfebern! Fantastiska bidrag! Jag har nog spanat in ;D! Och du det här albumet är ju makalöst!
Ha det gott!
Kram!

voodoo vixen sa...

Love this, the shape and the way you display it and you have one cute 'cool' little guy there!
Gosh at all the wins you got, but then, you would!! ;)

Sofias blogg sa...

men jisses så häftigt!! underbart på alla möjliga sätt:)

Tina sa...

Congrats on all your challenges won! Your album is amazing love the colors!

Linda Horn sa...

Vilket underbart häftigt album!! Liftar gärna denna idé, om det är okej?! Supercooolt!!

v.lau sa...

Amazing! Love that idea!!

Erica Hettwer sa...

That is such a cool idea! Love it!

Rach H sa...

Your mini album is amazing!! I cannot express how beautiful it is!!

Jeune Girl Crafts sa...

Terrific mini-album. The circle shape is perfect! Very original

~Telah sa...

Wow...you are so talented! Glad I hopped over here from the Nook!

Daniela sa...

Wow, awesome album!

Pearl sa...

fab mini idea ! such a cutie he is too !

zαnуα ♥ sa...

Åhhh vad fin! Var får du allt ifrån Jeja? du är så duktig!! :D
*kram*

Linda sa...

Jag förstår VERKLIGEN varför du blev vald till Bind It Alls designteam, dina grejer är verkligen kanonhäftiga! Gillar det här albumet skarpt, så härligt och nytänkande!

Anna sa...

wow! så snyggt!

bitte71 sa...

WOW så himla snyggt!!! Du är så duktig, en riktig inspirationskälla!

Alex sa...

Wow! Vilken cool idé! Kan inte sluta imponeras... Riktigt, riktigt läckert!

nillar sa...

Supersnyggt! Vilket härligt format!

Scrappy Nan sa...

this is so cute!

Cattis sa...

Så snyggt! Tack för all inspiration!

Sheila sa...

What a great little book idea!