Friday, January 29, 2010

Paris Expo Mini Scrapbook

.....created using one of Artistic Outpost's new stamp releases - Paris Expo.

I intended to create a masculine card when I first stamped the 3 men for the faux photo. It just flowed into a vintage mini album.
The cover is black card stock. I scored it to fold and look like an old scrap book. I tied the covers and pages together with old string.
The photo image is stamped on glossy white card stock and distressed with Antique Linen, Vintage Photo and Black Soot. I used Eclipse mask strips on the edge while I added color to it. After I removed the mask strips, I added some ink to tone down the stark white. My DH asked me who was in the photo when he saw it!
I stamped "Le Ballon" and "1899" to create a faux ticket. I added a stamped piece of mica at the top of the "photo". I wrote the date below the photo with Ranger white gel pen and rubbed it for a worn look.
I'm especially please with the "medallion" that I created. I glued a piece of gold craft foil to light chipboard. Then I cut it out and embossed it with a Spellbinders circle die. I used some metal alphabet stamps to emboss the letters and date. I added color with Copic markers dabbed with my finger before it dried and finished with black StazOn.

Here's the first 2 inside pages. All stamps are from Paris Expo.

.....pages 3 and 4.

The last page and back cover.

....a close up of the "photo"

......a better look at the medallion.

Another look at the cover....

I really had fun putting this together. I hope you enjoy it, too!



Lynn Stevens said...

Awesome Judy!

Heavens2Betsy said...

This is a fabulous album Judy. I love the effect of the antique linen. All the images and embellishments hang together beautifully. You are very talented.

Debby said...

Creative and beautiful!

Shelly Hickox said...

This is such a fantastic book! I fell in love with the cover when I saw it. I love the inside pages too.

Vicki B. said...

Thanks for your easy to follow and very thorough directions. What a wonderful and masculine album. I've been looking for just such an idea, but didn't know where to begin. The Paris Exposition is my (new) favorite set and I promise to use it in a new way everyday. Your inspiration will help me create a journal for a friend who has been looking or just such a work of art. Merci mille fois. Vicki

Judy said...

Thank you for such wonderful comments! You're all the best!
merci beaucoup!

sjmcdowell said...

Absolutely stunning!!! You are so very talented!! Hugs from Susan in Georgia

Kathy said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Judy. If I didn't know you made it now, I would think it was a vintage photo album!

Miss Iowa said...

Fabulous! The medallion is genius.

Robyn Phelan Sharp said...

crazy stunning....just amazing. THe craftsmanship is gorgeous.

midnight stamper said...

This is wonderful ! the medallion is so clever ,it looks like real metal. The new stamps just arrived in the UK this morning and I was placing my order before they had finished updating the shop ! can't wait for them to arrive, lots of mens birthdays in the family in Feb and March


Kathy said...

Wow!! Absolutely amazing.

Cathy said...

Wow, Judy, This is soo awesome. Wonderful album and love all the details and page elements!!!

Daniel Askeland said...

Absolutely LOVE IT!!


candy said...

Fabulous mini book! So elegant!


Barbara Jean said...

I love this!!

Great job!


barbara jean