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Monday, April 27, 2015

Fairy Bell Shabby Chic Mixed Media Mini Album

I absolutely love Easter!   Spring is in the air, the weather is amazing, and all my cute little nieces and nephews are all dressed up and ready for fun! This year, I  decided to create a shabby chic mixed media album for my favorite Easter photos.  The concept for this mini was texture and lots of it!   I wanted it to stay soft and elegant, but tattered and frayed. 
My base album is the Prima Canvas album.   I selected the Prima Fairy Bell collection because it has lots of spring elements and maintains my Shabby Chic style. Nestled on each page, are a collection of Prima embellishments including flowers, canvas resist pieces, butterflies, trinkets, metal, and trims.  I also gathered some random supplies of misc.  lace, burlap, muslin, doilies, hymnal pages, and vintage book pages.   I kept everything in soft neutral tones, so that the colors of the Fairy Bell papers could become dominate.   
I used a Prima Vintage Trinket Closure across the side of the mini album to keep it secure.  I love how the bobbles dangle from the closure.  Look at all that yummy texture peek-a-booing from the edges of the pages.
Here are some photos of the inside of the album...

For the last page, I decided to create a tag that was topped with a canvas resist key and a beautiful seam binding bow.   This tag is the "KEY" to the album.  
The cover of the tag is the title  and the back has a list of numbers which represent each page, then the name of the person featured on the page. 


I hope you like this cute mini and I've given you some ideas on how to create your own beautiful album. This would make a perfect Bridal or Baby gift as well! 
Thanks for stopping in today,
Tonya Gibbs
Prima Marketing - Jodie Lee Fairy Bell  12x12 Paper Collection
Prima Marketing - Doily Stencil #564247
Prima Marketing - Finnabair - 6x6 Damask Stencil  #960551
Prima Marketing - Canvas Mini Album
Prima Marketing - Flowers White Wildflowers Pillar
Prima Marketing - Flowers Serenade C
Prima Marketing - Canvas Resist Banners & Tickets
Prima Marketing - Canvas Resist Printery Collection
Prima Marketing - Canvas Resist Songbird
Prima Marketing - Shabby Chic Treasures Metal - Birdcage
Prima Marketing - Shabby Chic Treasures Resin - Fly Away
Prima Marketing - Shabby Chic Treasures Metal - #890865 (frame)
Prima Marketing - Shabby Chic Treasures Resin - La Coeur
Prima Marketing - Finnabair - Art Ingredients Glass Beads Crystal
Prima Marketing - Finnabair - Art Ingredients Glass Glitter Sterling
Prima Marketing - Butterflies Collection - Butterfly Embellishments - Fluture
Prima Marketing - Mini Roses
Prima Marketing - Leaves
Prima Marketing - Finnabair - Vintage Trinkets
Prima Marketing - Flowers Kennedy Collection
Prima Marketing - Bretton Vines Purity
Prima Marketing - Closure #930059


  1. Wow this is breathtaking, stunning and amazing shabby project Tonya !!! I love it and I would like to own it :) xoxo Aneta

  2. Just simply gorgeous. I love the soft colors and it is perfect for those Easter photos. Love all the products you used. Thanks for sharing it with us.

  3. I love your album! I follow Paper people, that is where I saw your post. I just love every page, all the layers! I am going to start following you. Admiring and learning! On fb I am under Susie Weaver but my Google account is attached to my art stuff and shows up as Susan Kelly. Looking forward to seeing more cool art!

  4. Oh I wanted to ask about your closure, (which is very cool by the way!) Can we see a side view please.

  5. So gorgeous album !!! The papers are great, and the way you have done it splendid!! very beautiful!! Congrats !. Big hugs from Spain.


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