Friday, 3 November 2017

Mini Book for A Vintage Journey

Mini Book by Nikki Acton featuring PaperArtsy quote stamps by Alison Bomber
Hi everyone, back with a couple of blog posts this week after a quiet period here! Not had much crafting time of late after starting a new job. Hoping I get into a better routine soon and manage to find more time for creating and blogging.

Today we have a new challenge at A Vintage Journey - hosted by the lovely lady that is Anne Redfern from Redanne! Our theme is Mini Marvels and Anne is looking for projects that are miniature - less that 4 inches.

I have created a mini book - which is 3 inches square. One thing I have done over the last month is attend a Seth Apter workshop - Book of Moments - where we altered book covers to create a book. Despite me not yet finishing that project it certainly inspired me to create this.

I started with some greyboard and cut two pieces 3 x 3 inches square. I also cut some kraft card 1inch x 3inches (or a fraction under) and scored at 1/2 an inch. I joined these together.
For my pages I took some cardstock and my distress inks. Firstly tea die to give that aged look and then a little ink splodging and stencilling. The edges were distressed and more ink added.
Mini book pages - EAB02 and EAB03 - PaperArtsy stamps.
I stamped several quotes from Alison Bomber / PaperArtsy stamp sets - selecting some of my favourites from Music and Silence (EAB03)  and Darkness and Light (EAB02). I heat embossed for added impact.
Seth Apter - Spellbinders Pathway die
 For the front I took Seth Apter / Spellbinders Pathways die and stippled various paints over it.
Mini book cover featuring Seth Apter Pathways die
I added a previously created star and a Tim Holtz Quote chip. For the back I used just the Pathways die.
I added some patterned paper to the insides and the backs of my distressed / stamped pages. I will add to these later! 
Mini Book by Nikki Acton featuring PaperArtsy  quote stamps by Alison Bomber
Mini Book by Nikki Acton featuring PaperArtsy  quote stamps by Alison Bomber

Mini Book by Nikki Acton featuring PaperArtsy  quote stamps by Alison Bomber
Mini Book by Nikki Acton featuring PaperArtsy  quote stamps by Alison Bomber
Mini Book by Nikki Acton featuring PaperArtsy  quote stamps by Alison Bomber
Mini Book by Nikki Acton featuring PaperArtsy  quote stamps by Alison Bomber
There is heaps more miniature inspiration at A Vintage Journey today - plus the chance to win a prize from Southern Ridge Trading Co. or to be one of our Pinworthies this month.



I am back on Monday with a PaperArtsy project - see you then!
Nikki 
xxx

25 comments:

  1. So, so creative Nikki. Love the size and all the detail you have added. Truly a marvel. Hugs, S@ndy

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  2. This is so gorgeous Nikki!! The cover is amazing, the inside pages are so pretty and I love the quotes! A truly stunning little creation!!

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  3. This is soooo special, a most adorable grungy book with wonderful effects and fabulous textures and patterns. Love it xxx

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  4. A delightful little book with a stunning cover!! The rusty patina effects just look amazing, - wonderful project!!

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  5. This a wonderful little book Nikki! Hugs, Chrisx

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  6. I'm heaving a deep sigh of pleasure - this is amazing, Nikki. I love the die-cuts with their amazing stippled, textured finish - so effective, and the distressed edges of all the pages - brilliantly inked too. And oh, deep sigh again for all those words allowed space to breathe and work their magic. This book makes me so happy.
    Alison x

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  7. Oh - and I do hope you'll share this little beauty with us at the Mini Album Makers Challenge too.
    Alison x

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  8. What a sweet and lovely mini book you created Nikki! That Seth Apter die is gorgeous on your cover along with the star - love the colors you used and the beautiful thought provoking quotes from Alison's stamps on the inside! Julia xx

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  9. This is pocket sized perfection! Nikki. Absolutely love it - the design , the size, the colours and Seths pathways die is just ideal on the front and back cover. Brilliant x

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  10. Hello Nikki, lovely to see you here.
    And oh your book is such a stunning creation. The cover in rusted tones, just gorgeous, and I love the inside papers, you created, with Alison`s quotes . A very beautiful art piece.
    Hugs, Dorthe

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  11. Gorgeous mini Nikki, the Die cut piece is sensational and I love the touches of colour you added. Love this Nikki. Tracy x

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  12. This is ADORABLE!!!! I love how the stencilling on the pages is kind of floaty and organic and those colours are superb too!!! Super use of Seth’s dies and Alison’s stamps are the perfect page embellishment!! Hope the new job is working out well. Finding time always a struggle! But you always nail it!! Xxxx

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  13. Oh Nikki, your mini album is just beautiful! I love your inky, rugged pages and Alison's quotes are just the bees knees, perfect for your album!! The cover is incredible, another die to add to my ever lengthening list of Seth's products...

    Thank you SO much for joining in our November challenge at Mini Album Makers with this beautiful little creation! Hugs, Anne xx

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  14. Love everything about this Nikki. From start to finish.

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  15. A stunning mini album Nikki - the covers are just wonderful with all those wonderful textures, but the inside pages are stunning too and just perfect for Alison's wonderful quotes. Fabulous make! Jennie x

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  16. EEEK! Niki, this is the coolest album! I just love the size and gorgeous focal with Seth's die. The pages and color scheme are exquisite! I'm so inspired and happy to view your process. Thank you bunches for sharing with us at Mini Album Makers. Hugs, Autumn

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  17. A fantastic and inspirational quote journal - loving the background on the inside pages and the general grunginess of it all!

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  18. Nikki, your mini journal is grungy fabulous! I love the die for the covers and your pages are gorgeous! thank you for the great tutorial, and inspiration! I hope you are enjoying your new job! Hugs!

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  19. Wow, you mini book is beautiful! I loved seeing how you created it and the sentiments you added are wonderful - perfect 😁. Wishing you a Happy November! J 😊

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  20. Fab mini Book love those layers YUMMY xx

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  21. That cover technique is amazing! I love the look of your tiny mini. ;) Thanks for sharing your project with us at Mini Album Makers Challenge!

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  22. Oh my gosh Nikki, this is amazing, how you packed so much detail into such a teeny tiny book is beyond me! What a fabulous little mini book, thanks so much for sharing it, Deb ox

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  23. Oh my Nikki.... this is fabulous, outstanding actually

    Thank you for sharing

    June

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  24. The rusty patina effects just look amazing. A stunning cover. Thanks for sharing your project with us at Mini Album Makers Challenge!

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