Craft Barn Mini-Album

Hi Guys, hope you are having a lovely weekend. I’m sure that you have seen that The Craft Barn have been doing a fabulous mini-album tutorial and competition with sketches to follow and fabulous inspiration from the DT.

I’ve never done a mini-album and have wanted to have a go for ages so this was perfect way to ease me into it, LOL! Thanks The Craft Barn!

So here is my attempt! The Craft Barn gave us a sketch for each page of the mini-album to play with, one sketch per day. I’ve used Japanese book binding on the finished piece, threaded with fibres and calico, and you can see it on my picture for Day One. The rest of the pages where photographed before binding.

I decided to use as my theme photos from our various wanderings around our home town London, which I’ve taken over the years. With a rough and ready feel and lots of distressing.

Day One – The cover

Day Two

Day Three

Day Four

Day Five

Day Six

Day Seven

Day Eight

Day Nine (I’ve swapped the sketch around slightly)

Day Ten – there wasn’t really a day ten but here is my back page 🙂

You still have a chance to join in the competition as the closing date is 15th May so get cracking!

Have fun!



Stamp – Paper Artsy; Prima Marketing; Studio G Alpha; See D’s Alpha

Inks – Ranger Distress inks; Archival inks

Papers – Basic Grey Ambrosia

Usual Suspects – Paper trimmer; Double-sided tape; Silicone glue

Other – Seam ripper; Fibres; calico; Acetate; Brads; Crop-a-dile; Photo-tags; Buttons; book plate; Underground map

Kim Dellow

Kim Dellow is an artist–designer–film-maker living the creative life in London, UK. She's a freelance creative for the craft industry and others, and she loves to share her art-ventures on her blog.

This Post Has 28 Comments

  1. Hi Kim, wowee thanks for sharing your lovely book, it is just fantastic!I love making little books, am doing one at the moment on my russian dolls, may enter it, lol! Love the colours, those papers are beautiful! Good luck! hugs Heidi xx

  2. Margreet

    love your minibook, Kim…..I love page 8 most!
    Have a nice weekend!
    xxx Margreet

  3. Dominike

    Thanks for the word on my blog and congratulations for your mini. Very nice.
    Sorry for my pour english 😉

  4. Saskia

    Lovely mini-book… so fun and so creative!

    Saskia 🙂

  5. Poppit

    You totally rocked your first mini book! My favourite thing….that little flower made from a tube map!

  6. Domna

    Kim,love your style! The cover is perfect! :))

  7. Kerry

    Great album Kim, really fun and such a lovely keepsake. Love Kerry xx

  8. Sarpreet

    This is stunning, and a lot of work, well done

  9. Nannieflash

    Hi Kim, what a fabulous scrapbook full of fantastic things. Well done with love and hugs Shirleyxxxx

  10. Carole

    Great album Kim and wonderful photos's.
    Carole 🙂

  11. Tany Sol

    Great album!
    Happy Mother's Day Kim!
    Thanks for all!

  12. Eva

    This looks great! Love the style, it complements your photos well. I like your decition to focus on some ordinary everyday life. I'm inspired now, for sure!

  13. Fantastic album Kim. Just love all your photos – you have a good eye for taking a fun and interesting photo !

    Good luck !


    Jo xxx

  14. Elaine

    Love the colours and how you've used Ambrosia with fabric too. Really bright and cheery!

  15. IsaNorris

    Kim, I'm really glad you "dived" into the mini album world. This is a fantastic project which I'm sure you will cherish forever.
    Thank you so much for taking the time to play with us.

    Isa @ the Craft Barn

  16. Dolly

    Fantastic book, the design compliments the photos perfectly. :)x

  17. Chris

    Hiya Kim! WOW your mini book is fantastic, I love your photographs, so fun and all your details, they're so imaginative especially the tube map flower. I'm thrilled to bits that you joined in on this one, good luck and hope you're well sweetie. Hugs, Chris xx

  18. Love this Kim! Your album is great and gives a lovely flavour of London and you guys! Love the distressing and funky papers and all the textures.

    Hugs Judy xx

  19. scrap-hil

    Ton album est très original !!
    Et ta façon de travailler tes papiers également !!!!
    J'aime beaucoup !
    Merci pour ton p'tit mot !
    A bientôt !
    Hil scrap-hil

  20. Limonchik

    Wow, what a great mini-album ) I like it!!!! soooo shiny! The photos are great also!

  21. nerllybird

    This is a wonderful album – so creative, and I love Basic Grey! I've used all those papers up now, looking at your album makes me realise how much I miss them…Fab job!

  22. Michelle

    Hi Kim
    Just love your album and the simple way you've used the sketches, so clean and neat – beautiful! Thanks for playing with us at The Craft Barn
    x Michelle

  23. Kay Carley

    Hi Kim. Your album is fab! Thanks so much for taking the time to play along with us at The Craft Barn.

    Kay x

  24. ceci

    what a great album, so fun!

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