Saturday 19 January 2019

Album part 2...

Back again to share more of the mini album or journal I created. A few details, some photos and I've quickly made a flip through video. Any questions I've not answered just leave a comment and I'll reply. I really appreciate all the interest and lovely comments and for many reasons I'm so glad I was given this creative opportunity.

Grid background stamped, masked and then stamped again to create a larger background with WOW seafoam white EP

Yes it's a trimmed down version of the Eileen Hull travel journal. Olive tree infusions throughout and the gold splats are Winsor and Newton gold metallic ink, you only need a tiny amount watered down, a little goes a long, long way. The ink just has that bling I wanted and soaks into the cartridge paper.

The hand is stamped with infusions. To recap, use versamark on the stamp first then rub in a little infusions, spritz and stamp onto cartridge paper, dry with heat gun and then splat with the gold ink or splat before drying; I used both ways in the album. The infusions will reactivate when they get wet and just mingle a little more. You can also re spritz with water to get a few impressions.

The pages were decorated after assembly to give unity to the lay outs and I used pieces of spare cartridge paper under the sheet edges to protect the pages below and in the process realised I'd got some great coordinating paper to use on the edges of other pages.

I used archival ink in two tones for most of the other stamping and WOW bonding powder on the die cuts to enable me to add some foiling.

Here's the video and as it's a walk through you can just pause to see the pages in more detail. No audio on this occasion.

Lastly just to show the versatility of the stamps, a simply stamped card in subdued colours with some bling. I love subdued, neutral colours with a touch of bling.

My top 3 favourite stamps from the A5 sets are on this, the spring, watch and sketchy spiral. My favourites from the minis are the hand and seek....but that's if I really have to choose!

Thanks for stopping by. Hugs Ruth xx


  1. Oh it is so gorgeous, wonderful effect with that gold , and love all your circles,- and the soft tones, Ruth . The stamps are great, and you use them beautifully, so amazing dear Ruth !! xoxo

  2. Beautiful album showcasing the stamps perfectly. Love all the layered elements and touches of gold. Tracy x

  3. Absolutely stunning projects Ruth! Anne xx

  4. It’s taken me a while but I got here eventually Ruth. This is stunning! Just adore everything. Need the ink now!! Xx 😍

  5. Truly beautiful - you're the queen of glamour-grunge! I love the kraft providing an earthy contrast to the white space and the green-grey mystery of the Infusions with the splatters of gold ink is just perfect. Thanks so much for sharing some more photos, and I'm off to flip through with the video now.
    Alison x


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