Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Willow Steampunk scrapbook album

Hi all

i am back today with a upcycled scrapbook album. I used the new Willow range from Trimcraft to make this with.

I am linking up with the Tando Creative Anything goes June Challenge

I started off by taking the album apart and painting two coats of DecoArt White Chalk finish paint over the front and back and leaving to dry. After i coated the album in Deco mache adhesive varnish painting it on both the top and bottom of the deco mache to stick it down.

The frame was already apart of the album so i took it off painted it in white and then black paint. i added crackle medium to it and rubbed gold metallic luster across to show up the cracks

 The cogs i made by cutting out a mixture of shapes using both the First Edition die set and the Willow steel die set. i used kraft card and a mixture of embossing powder and Metallic Luster to make them metallic. i then over layered them around the frame and glued them down.

I used the Script die set to add a sentiment to the front which i cut using craft foam so it stands out and is hard wearing.

I finished the album by making a hole in the back cover so i could thread jute through.I tied a metal charm at the bottom to make a book mark.

Thanks for visiting and you can see more Willow at 

I am linking up with the Tando Creative Anything goes June Challenge


  1. Fabulous album, love the frame. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

  2. Love your album! Great work on the frame and what a fab idea on the book mark. xxD

  3. Hi this is a fantastic album I love the design. Hugs Jackie

  4. Beautiful album cover!! Love all the gears!!

  5. WOW, this is just stunning, love your coloring for the steampunk theme. Great job. It would be awesome if you share this over at the Your Scrapbook Place Challenge this month, the theme is anything goes. Cheers, Holley

    1. Thank you Holley i will look into it

  6. Absolutely gorgeous - love all the cogs and corner embellishments

  7. Super cute card, great design!
    Glad you could join us for the challenge at Your ScrapBook Place, hope to see you come back soon!
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    Shell in Alaska ~ YSBP~DT ~

  8. This looks absolutely gorgeous Katie!!! With all that gold I bet it glows...fabulous!!!!! Thank you for linking it to Tando my lovely xxx