Wednesday, 1 May 2019

Mini Album Makers ~ May Challenge

Hello Creative Friends 

Welcome to the MAY Mini Album Makers 
Anything Goes Album Challenge.


This month I have created a *Creatives Companion*
an Album to keep papers used often closer to hand. 

Here's those very simple How to Do's...

Cutting sheet music, book pages, velum, canvas and 
watercolour paper using the Sizzix Bigz Hedgerow Die.


I also used it to cut greyboard twice covered with canvas and 
embossed using the Mosaic Gems 3D Textured embossing Folder. 

These will act as the front and back cover of the album. 

I used the Magnificent Butterfly Bigz Die to cut 
greyboard and lace purely for embellishing the cover.


Onto the back cover glue holds each Butterfly body 
leaving those wings free. Layering one page on top 
of the other the Butterfly album begins to emerge. 

When happy with the amount of album pages the greyboard 
and lace embellished Butterfly cover are glued firmly in 
place along with a hand crafted wire and beaded body. 

I decided to leave the albums raw edges untouched 
making it much easier to identify it's page selection.


Bite sized pages in one convenient album it's Butterfly
wings make fabulous notes to leave in loved ones lunchboxes. 


With additional lace and buttons to embellish this album makes 
the perfect companion for journaling and mixed media projects. 


PLEASE NOTE: No Butterflies were harmed in this creation!


There's a Funkie Junkie PRIZE Package up for grabs this month,
so pop on over HERE and check out what treats the amazing 
MAM DT have created for you this Merry Month of May.. 
and share your Mini Albums with the Team.

Thank you for stopping by today.
Take good care everyone.

Sending Creative Hugs your way
Tracey xx

I'm sharing my creative day with:

Art Journal Journey ~ In the Sky/In the Air
Frilly and Funkie Challenge ~ Spring in Full Bloom
World Wide Open Design Team ~ Monthly Challenge #4
The Creative Crafters Challenge #15
A Vintage Journey ~ Neutral Zone
Kristin & EVA at PPF Wk9 Y9

48 comments:

Brenda Brown said...

What a fabulous idea and delightful finished Creatives Companion. Each little butterfly is put together so carefully to create this collection and brings to hand immediately all those gorgeous papers and your lace and button embellishments finishes it off beautifully. Sorry I haven’t been around for a while but I’ve been away to get some sunshine! I’m back and so happy to be catching up. Have a fabulous week and month of May xxx

Valerie-Jael said...

What a fantastic album Tracey, love the butterfly form and the beautiful lace cover. Great idea. Have a wonderful May! Hugs, Valerie

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

WOW, just another reason I need to invest in a die cutter. Your butterfly album is out of this world. I love the lace cover and the various pages you used, too. This is out of this world, dear.

Jennie Atkinson said...

Oh what a clever idea and so beautifully created and crafted. A fabulous album Tracey. Jennie x

My name is Erika. said...

Wow Tracey! This is a gorgeous book. Very clever idea. Smile. Thanks so much for sharing it with us at try It On Tuesday. And Happy May. Your book really screams spring and May. Hugs-Erika

Rosie said...

Absolutey gorgeous album

Thank you for joining us at TRY IT ON TUESDAY

Cath Wilson said...

What an amazing book, Tracey. Love all the detail and the work you put into this is awe inspiring. It truly is a beautiful book and worth the work ;-) Using the body for the spine is a touch of genius...I think I'd be afraid to work in this. It's so delicate and so perfect.
Thank you so much for sharing with us at Try it on Tuesday.
Happy May!
Cath x

froebelsternchen said...

GORGEOUS Tracey - This is UNIQUE ! What an amazing book ! You always come up with the most fantastic ideas and own the abiltity and talent to put your ideas into most artistic practice! Thank you for joining us over at Try It On Tuesday! Have a great May and thank you also for your lovely comment at Art Journal Journey challenge blog! We are so happy to have you as our blog buddy Tracey! You are a gift from heaven for us! Susi xxx

froebelsternchen said...

And now after thinking about this project once again - I would tell you that it fits AJJ also perfectly! It's a butterfly journal and butterflies are In the AIr and In the sky, right?!


Please link to us if it's not too much work for you Tracey!

Dorthe said...

Such a wonderful book, a lovely idea, to use the bodies as the point to fix it all together , becoming the spine. And so very beautiful dear Tracey with the embossed and lace covered wings , and the butterfly body you created . Also I love the different papers you have used and that It is so fat and gorgeous to look at , and could just be a decorative figure in your creative place, lol- almost a pity to use it . Have a lovely May , dearest friend- ( still no answer) and big hugs to you- Dorthe xoxo

Redanne said...

Oh Tracey, what can I say.... butterflies are my most favourite creatures and your mini album is absolutely stunning! So many beautiful papers and such a clever way to use the bodies as your spine. I could never tear any of those papers out, this would just have to sit on my craft shelf just to look at and admire. The lace and bead top is just gorgeous. What a triumph this is! Hugs, Anne xxx

Sue said...

Wow Tracey this is so beautiful. The lace cover looks amazing and I love how you've made the beaded body. Have a very happy and creative May, Sue xx

butterfly said...

Such a charming idea - your butterfly album is an absolute treat. I love the different fabrics and finishes, giving such a textural look and feel, yet all in those ethereal off-white tones. Lovely!
Alison x

Meggymay said...

Wow, Tracey, this is a stunning project. The butterfly album looks gorgeous, I love the lace butterfly you used for the cover.
Thank you so much for linking this to out new TioT's theme.
Yvonne xx

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Beautiful, and a great idea.

sarascloset said...

Oh,my goodness, Tracey! this is so unique and lovely! You have spun your magic once again and left me speechless. Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Frilly and Funkie! Hugs!

sarascloset said...

And since this is in a neutral scheme, it would be another perfect entry for our Neutral Zone challenge at A Vintage Journey. Wink, wink! http://www.vintagejourney.com/2019/04/neutral-zone-april-challenge.html

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Oh boy how could I have forgotten :( I'm late with everything this month #Thank YOU x

froebelsternchen said...

Thank you very much for joining in over at Art Journal JOurney with this breathtaking project dear Tracey! Have a great day!
Susi xxx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I'm another one who is glad you joined us using Erika's theme at Art Journal Journey. Thanks for linking, dear Tracey.

My name is Erika. said...

And perfect for Art Journey Journey also Tracey! Thanks for sharing it. Happy My. Hugs-Erika

Neet said...

What a fabulous idea. I had no idea to begin with what you were actually doing but slowly this befuddled old brain started to work and the when my eyes saw the finished product. WOW! It is beautiful and such a great idea. You could make those and sell them easily.
Hugs, Neet xx

Caty said...

Wooowwww What a so so Gorgeous mini album Tracey !! I´m in love with this butterfly ! It´s just Amazing, love the wonderful papers you have used, and the lace is fabulous !! Great !!
I want to thank you very much for joining us at Try it on Tuesday, and wish you a very nice day,
Big hugs, Caty

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Oh Wow Tracey, this is gorgeous and what a great idea too. Happy creative week, Angela xXx

sirkkis said...

Love your fabulous album, Tracey 💕
Have a happy day 🐝

Valerie-Jael said...

Happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

Christine said...

Beautiful work!

Linda Kunsman said...

absolutely GORGEOUS!! And delicate looking too with the soft whites and that beautiful beaded body. Happy PPF!

Katie Jeanne Wood said...

Oh, this is amazing! What a beautiful album you created.

Let's Art Journal said...

Wow, what a beautiful mini album! The butterfly design is amazing, I love how you used the die to cut all the papers and card 😀. Thanks so much for joining in the fun at Try it on Tuesday! J 😊 x

Sarah Leonard said...

That is gorgeous - what a wonderful idea! Happy PPF from Number 18 :D

BLOGitse said...

This is pretty, great idea.
Happy weekend!

Redanne said...

Just popped back to say thank you for joining in our Neutral Zone challenge at A Vintage Journey! Hugs, Anne xx

Gillena Cox said...

Outrageously creative. Luv this
Have a good weekend

Much🎨love

craftytrog said...

A gorgeous creation Tracey!
Happy weekend,
Alison xox

Beth Niquette said...

I LOVE this! Thank you for sharing how to make this remarkable little book. Wonderful!

Loose Stitches said...

Gorgeous creation, I love butterflies! Thank you for sharing with us over at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
~ Sherry DT/Admin xx

DVArtist said...

Wow Tracey you are just amazing. I wish I could come over and just play art with you. So happy no butterflies were hurt. LOL
Have a great weekend.

Jackie PNeal said...

Oh Tracey!! This is so gorgeous! I love how delicate this looks and how sweet it is! beautiful work,my friend! xoxo

NatureFootstep said...

wow, amazing. Love the little Butterfly album :)

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

This is so delightful and beautifully made. I love your creative mind! Thank you so much for sharing with us at the Frilly and Funkie "Spring Is in Full Bloom" Challenge!

Joan said...

What a fabulous idea and such a beautiful book

Thanks for joining us at Try It On Tuesday Challenge

Joan

pearshapedcrafting said...

Another missing phone comment! When I first saw this I think I gasped! It is stunning! Those beautiful layers must be a treat to turn! Thank you so much for joining us at Try It On Tuesday, Hugs, Chrisx

AppleApricot Wen said...

So beautiful and sweet! I love the butterfly shape, it makes it so unique. Wishing you a beautiful day! Hugs xx

Mrs.B said...

Oh WOW! What a fabulous project Tracey. Love the butterfly shape and the lace embellished cover is beautiful. I'm so pleased you shared this with us at Try it on Tuesday. Avril xx

Jenny Marples said...

So many beautifully textural butterflies delicately layered together to make such a special and unique little album. What a clever and creative idea! Thank you for joining us for this Frilly and Funkie challenge xx

HMax said...

Beautious! So cleverly done too. Love the whole idea. Somebody's lunchbox surprise will be much appreciated. :)
~ Heather

Rika said...

Stunning art work!