Saturday, 27 September 2008

Butterfly house mini album

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This is pretty much the second mini-album I've ever made. I've learned a few things I wish I knew before I started.
  1. Cutting and sanding around the scallops took ages, but the finished product is totally worth it, because scallops and sanded edges look so pretty.
  2. Smaller photos are easier to scrapbook (I cut these ones down from 4x6).
  3. Stamps and inking are great - looks cool, but doesn't make the book un-closeable. (I know that's not a word, but you know what I mean.)
  4. It takes me twice as long to make a mini album as I thought it would.
  5. Finding room for a lot of journaling was the hardest, until I added the journaling pages.
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This butterfly was very active. It flitted in our faces several times. It was also bigger than most of the other butterflies that we saw. And so pretty.

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"All that we see or seem, is but a dream within a dream. -Edgar Allan Poe"
It was so much fun watching this butterfly flying around this flower. I tried to catch it in action but it moved to fast for me.
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Our trip to the Southsea Natural History museum was on a lovely warm summer Saturday. It was extra warm in the butterfly room to keep them nice and cozy.
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This one was resting on the underside of a potted plant.
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This butterfly is the same as the one from the previous page. It decided to move location when I was photographing it.
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This was my first trip to the butterfly house but it shouldn't be the last. Ian and I had a lovely day going around Southsea on Sat. July 26th.
"It is never too late to be what you might have been. -George Eliot"
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Materials:
Magistical Memories chipboard album

Papers:
Black, white pp -> pinkpaislee (vintage moon collection)
orange stripe -> Fiskars Kimberly Poloson
orange bazzil

Stamps:
diamonds, butterfly and dotted lines -> Penny Black 'Salutations' clear set
Arrow -> hero arts letter S set

brown, black, and white inks
clear embossing powder
Basic grey chipboard alpha
various ribbons and rub-ons

7 comments:

Leah said...

Very, very well done!

Jeja said...

This one is so cute! I love it!

jennmom2000 said...

Gorgeous mini. I love the colors, pictures, everything.

mom said...

What a great way to remember a wonderful day!
It turned out really nice.

Anonymous said...

Absolutely gorgeous: the pics, the mini itself and the colors you chose! TFS! =)

Jane said...

Great album, the sanding was definately worth it, looks really good.

Jane

Hayley said...

WOW this mini book is stunning!