August 4, 2009

Scrappin' Moms Idol 3: Round 5


#1. Create a HANDMADE "BOOK-INSPIRED" MINI ALBUM for this week.
- A book must inspire your theme for the mini album. It can be a children's book, collection of nursery rhymes, juvenile books (remember Sweet Valley High), adult romance books and a lot more.
- There is a wide variety of books/theme to choose from. Your imagination is the only limitation you'll have.
- The mini-album should be no bigger than 8x8 and no smaller than 4x4
- Include a write-up on your chosen theme/book and how this inspired your mini album creations

#2. The MINI ALBUM should be AT LEAST 6-pages EXCLUDING the front and back covers.
- Creativity and Originality will be a key factor when judging your albums

#3. Create at least three (3) A.T.C (Altered Trading Cards)
- The ATC must be included within the mini album
- Be creative in including the ATC within your mini album

What is an ATC?
An artist trading card (or ATC for short) is a tiny, original piece of art created with the intention of swapping or trading it with another artist, not selling it. The one rule an artist trading card must adhere to is the size. An ATC must be 2.5x3.5 inches or 64x89 mm.


Criteria for Judging:
Originality & Creativity - 35%; Overall Design & Craftsmanship - 35%; Choice of Photo - 15%; Journaling - 15%

For this Challenge, note the following requirements:
  • We will only allow submission of FOUR (4) PHOTOS for upload
  • Submit a photo with all your pages together including the front and back cover. "Stitch" your pages/spread if necessary to present a better view of your mini album
  • Photos for this challenge must not have been used in any previous layouts (both Local or International)
My Entry

Having a toddler makes me a children stuff lover. For this mini album challenge, I was inspired by a Children Mini-book titled Baby Animals by Alligator Books LTD. I saw this book from National Bookstore while looking for inspiration. I was immediately inspired by the huge images, the pullout cards, and the doodling. I imitated the minibook by using chipboard as my foundation (like the book), added a pullout for my ATCs, used big photos, doodled on each page, and did some weird cutouts on my base foundation.

I bound both sides of my mini using my Bind-it-all (never been used :P bought it a few months ago). The pages open up alternately and some pages differ from one size to another to make it unique and more complicated. My theme was a dayout with my baby and I used the title "7.27.2009" because all photos and the memory I preserved was taken that day.

Techniques Applied: handmade chipboard album, distressing, papercutting, doodling, painting, stamping, and layering

Materials Used: Cardboard, Bint-it-all, Orange Cardstock, Black Cardstock, Creative Imaginations pp, BoBunny Beau Jardin Harvest pp, BG Offbeat Informal pp, BG Ambrosia Mandarin pp, BG Ambrosia Marmalade pp, BG Offbeat Nonchalant pp, BG Ambrosia Tangy pp,BG Ambrosia Fresh-Squeezed pp, BG Ambrosia Chutney pp, Creative Imaginations Signature Collection pp, AC Thickers Chitchat Alpha Stickers, Pink Paislee Holly Doodle Alpha Stickers, We R memory Keepers White Out Rubons, Webster Lace, Prima Flowers, Chipboards, Dymo labeler, Tim Holtz Liquid Pearls, Ranger Distress Inks, Dew Drops, Colorbox Ochre, BG Ambrosia Bitsy Stamp, Transparencies

Feel free to check out the other entries here.


Anne P said...

Hi LG, Just love all your Scrappin MOMs Idol Challenges so far. I know you said a mini album was going to be hard but you have made it look easy :)

Kris said...

Oh wow your album is gorgeous!!!

Anonymous said...

Absolutely gorgeous LG - no doubt another winning entry from you
T :)
PS Hope you had a nice long sleep in (so jealous)

Tracey said...

Just amazing LG. Loving everything you have created for Scrappin' Moms Idol 3. Beautiful work...

Jessica said...

oh my gosh LG that is absolutely fabulous!!!!!!!!!! you do such beautiful work, such a beautiful person...thanks for the wonderful comments you leave me!! :D

Tettiz said...

Wow LG - that mini album is OUT OF THIS WORLD - it's SO gorgeous!! :D

/ Jeanette

Anonymous said...

Great album. I recently bought a bind-it-all too and have only just made a cute little notepad. I need to use it more to to make things like your gorgeous album!
PS Happy Birthday for yesterday - you're only a youngin'!!!

melw said...

Oh my your album is so gorgeous LG!! I love your work!! Good luck with the rest of this competition make sure you keep us updated and let us know how you make out in the competition! I also have left you a blog award over on my blog, come and check it out!

Marisa said...

wow LG this mini album is just fabulous, so much work has gone into it, it is winner for sure...:)

belle tan said...

wow..fantastic....Grabeh.... i love it. So detailed....ka inspired!

Marcia P said...

Awesome book LG, love everything about it.

:) Marcia P