Thank you to our sponsor, Scrapalicious, for their generous donation of a Zutter Bind-it-All for the winner in our Mini Books Contest. Also, thank you to everyone who took the time to create a mini book and submit it to our contest. If you look at the gallery of entries, you’ll see just how difficult this contest was to judge! There are so many talented artists out there.
We’ve listed the winner first, and then scroll down for the honourable mentions.
Rebecca Sawyer! Rebecca’s mini book entry, “Lettres d’Amour,” caught our eye with it’s beautiful colours, images and simple twill tape binding. See photos at left and below. All put together, this mini album creates a wonderful keepsake. Congratulations Rebecca! We will be contacting you via email for your mailing address and to arrange a spotlight interview on ScrapScene.
Deborah Whitehead - Deborah, from the UK, submitted a couple of very nice mini books which are worth taking a look at. One is shown at right. We liked the use of texture in this book, the paint, the simple chain binding, etc. To view more of this book, click here and here. For another nice entry, please click here, here and here.
Helga Payawa-Vergara – Helga, from the Philippines, submitted a mini album that she made for her father’s 70th birthday. One photo of it is shown at left. This book appealed to us with it’s rustic nature as well as the intriguing buckle closure. To view more of Helga’s book, click here and here.
Lee Longmire – Lee, from Australia, made this altered book for a swap. (See one photo at right). We loved the ribbon binding, the stitching and the pleasant colours that Lee used in this book. Here she tells us a bit about how she created it: “I used a small vintage hardback book that was about ballet, removed the inner pages and redecorated the cover, but kept the inside covers as original with some decoration to preserve the cute retro images. I created new “page bundles” in the book by first machine sewing bundles of four pages together. Then I used a wide grosgrain ribbon to attach each group of pages together, again machine stitching each edge of the ribbon to the edge of a page bundle. Then to attach the entire page core to the altered cover, I machine stitched the far left and far right hand pieces of ribbon to the inner edge of the front and back covers. I left the ribbons long to give the albums some fun texture!” For more photos of Lee’s entry, please click here and here.
Maxine Hazebroek – Maxine, from Australia, made this mini book for a class she taught. (Photo at left). Maxine tells us this about how she made the album: “I created the album from scratch, using pages that are sewn together. The outside of the album is made from chipboard and bazzill which I have embossed. The spine of the album is created using texture paste and paint.” To view more photos of Maxine’s book, click here and here. Maxine also submitted this beautiful book for an entry.
Sibylle Aschoffe – Sibylle, of Germany, made this mini book for her entry. (See one photo at right). We liked the ‘chunkyness’ plus how she bound it together using pretty chain charms. To view more photos of Sibylle’s book, click here and here.
Thank you again to everyone who entered! To view the gallery of all entrants, please click here.