Hobbykunst has got one of my favourite Prima collections this spring, French Riviera. I have created a minialbum in a small box with this collection.
Compass box with working binoculars
This collection is a "maritime" collection, so I created an old style compass box for the album. I have also created a small pair of binoculars, which is decorating the top of the box.
The box has been made from scratch, with two compartments, one compartment for the compass and one for the minialbum. The locks for the boxes has been created with Kaisercraft's drawer nobs and rubber bands from Tim Holtz. The handles are from an old drawer. The corner at the top, are from Kaisercraft.
The window in the compass box has been created with half an acrylic ornament from Rayher. The flowers in the lid are from Prima - Vieille ville, fra French riviera. The letters at the top of the box and at the side, is cut out with a Silhouette from double sided sticky sheets, and then I added Thermoweb's decofoil over it.
The "antique" binoculars are created from bazzill and golden foil. These are my own design.
I added some larger glass pebbles at the front of the binoculars, as lenses. This makes it possible for the binoculars to work.
The box has two different compartments. The top compartment, is the compass box itself. The compass arrows are from an old large wall clock. They do turn around. The diecut in the compass is created from Decorative die sailing collage (DD730). I have decorated with Prima flowers and small diecuts from Prima's French Riviera watercolor pad. The moties has been coloured with watercolours before they were added as decoration.
The largest compartment of the box reveals the minialbum.
Both the minialbum and the box, has been created from scratch wtih cardboard and bazzill.
This minialbum has been created with five pages inside. This gives a lot of space for decoration and photos, since there is also a lot of flaps and tags. Several companies sell metacl corner like these. You can find similar ones from Rayher.
I have also used Prima's French Riviera collection for the minialbum. There is a lot of mixed media on the pages. The photos are from California.
I have used several layers of papers, old background stamps from Prima and motives from Prima's watercolour pad
The photo is of Long Beach, taken from Queen Mary. The papers has been added in layers, and there is decofoil on the background paper as an effect.
The blue wooden pattern is from the paper collection. The film is a piece of a washi tape.
I have added simple tags in between some of the pages.
The tag at the top, has a photo with sunset over Hollywood. The text on the tag is cut out with a silhoutette in golden paper.
The star on the photo is from Hollywood boulevard. The stars on the street is full of names famous actors and actresses. I took a photo of a star without any names on it, so I could write my own text. The text here is written with dies on a sticky sheet, and with decofoil over the top.
A lot of the photos in this album, is art photos from the gardens of several artists in California.
On this page, I have created layers with papers, photo and flowers. The photo is from a street marked.
I have also added tags in between the pages.
I have also used small pieces of Rayher's glittertape on a lot of the pages. On this page, I have used white glittertape. The "No.1" sign is taken inside Queen Mary, in the engine room.
"Enjoy the Journey" is a Tim Holtz dies.
I have used several layers of paper on this page, decofoil and some of Finnabair's mixed media products. The flower is a cacti, that I found flowers in a park in Long Beach.
The last page has also been built simmple, where the page is built up in layers.
Minialbum with compass box - film
This album has also been created, using some of the craft supplies I got from Thermoweb after the Blogger Event at CHA 2016.
I am entering these challenges:
- Prima - PPP April
- Kreativ scrapping - At least 3 colours
- Scrappelyst - Alt er lov
- Mixedmedia place - Dream on March
- Creative artiste mixed media - Anything goes (www.creativeartistemixedmedia.blogspot.com.au)