Sunday, March 6, 2011

Deco mini books

Hello and Happy Monday!  I know that a lot of you like to create mini albums of all different kinds so I thought I would show you one I made quite a while ago for a deco round robin I participated in.  It worked identically to the doll round robin I described in my post on March 3rd only this time we created decos instead of cloth dolls and journals.  "Deco" is just another word for mini album and it was the first term I learned for this kind of miniature art book.  I have made a few of these and I just love them because they are so quick to do and look so cool when they are finished.  This is the second one I made.  The first one, although cute, didn't turn out exactly as I would have wished.

This one is titled "In Your Wildest Dreams" and each page has something to do with dreaming or being in a dream-like state.  It measures 2 1/2" x 4".  I made the front and back covers out of chipboard and covered them in marbled hand made paper.  It's bound with ribbons and fibers.  I apologize in advance for the photography.  These pictures were taken before I got my digital camera and I have never taken new pictures of these older projects.  I just hope you can get a good idea of what it looks like in case you want to try to make one of your own.

The fun thing about creating these little works of art is that there are no rules.  You can sketch, paint, stamp, collage, use photos and any assortment of paper crafting tools and embellishments... just anything you can think of and whatever makes you happy at the time.  I made this and other decos before I discovered the wide, wonderful world of paper crafting so it is rather simplistic in comparison to my current style.  I just thought you might enjoy seeing one of the projects that eventually led me to this awesome world and into your midst.

Thanks for looking and have a great week, everybody!



  1. TFS not only your work but the meaning of it. It is different than what i usually create but really like the idea of the mini and how you used it to document dreams.

  2. Hi Anniebee, thanks for visiting my blog... I wanted to just let you know that I announced all over FB and on my blog too about the dates changing for the DT call. there is even a bar on the bottom that pops a message that says that it ended on the 2nd. I should have made more clear!! I am really sorry for this confusion.

    LOVE that you created that lil book for/about dreams!!

  3. Great mini album Anne!! Especially love the pic of taking the goldfish for a walk!

  4. Anne! I love your blog and this mini album. I am so glad you came by my blog and also live near me. Maybe a we can plan a crop soon! I am your newest follower!


  5. This mini album is wonderful! You put a lot of time and effort into it- so detailed!! Ugh I want some free time so I can try something this cute!! :] I have an award for you at my blog-

  6. So very beautiful and love all the lovely details.Hugs lin

  7. Great project you are very creative. So much detail beautifully presented.

  8. I've been trying to comment for a few days now on this but bloggger is hating me! Anyways this is so awesome! I love everything...The beads to spell out things...genius! Never would have thought of that!!! And the "a dream is a wish your heart makes" page....beautiful! Love it!!! TFS!!!



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