Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Mini BIA Album

This album has chipboard covers and mini envelopes to hold the tags. The envelopes have been distressed with Tim Holtz inks in broken china and brushed corduroy, and then stamped with archival ink in black. The small stamps are from *Sousan Design*, the large clock from *My tattered angels* For some I have used masks from Tim Holtz. The Tags have been die-cut using the packaging from the T.H. masks. I used quotes about time, printed on to brown paper. I kept the embellisments sparse, some words, notes, clocks and owls printed onto overhead transparency foil, a few flowers, some clock face cut-outs, some ribbons, string and paper clips. The paper-clips have been covered with coordinating papers. The covers have been covered with paper from *Graphics 45*, and embellished with a T.H. *dog-tag* and a watch face, fitted into some clear plastic packaging cut to fit. The two labels at the front are from other products and have been distressed and stamped, the smaller one has an added die-cut from grunge board. Was fun to make! The quotes used are:

Love makes time pass
Time makes love pass

Time to remember

As if you could kill time
without injuring eternity.
Henry David Thoreau

Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its pupils.
Louis Hector Berlioz

Time goes, you say? Ah no!
Alas, Time stays, we go.
Henry Austin Dobson

Men talk of killing time,
while time quietly kills them.
Dion Boucicault

Time heals all wounds


  1. It's fabulous as always Val but you missed my fave quote "Time wounds all heels" - lol!
    Sue xx

  2. Thanks Sue, I will put the quote into my list,
    it is good! And how true!!

  3. fabulous album vall as always. i love all the tags, the clock faces,its just beautiful.
    and a beautiful poem too.
    gina xxxxxxxxxx

  4. Really wonderful tags with a very true poem

  5. As usual, my friend - VERY BEAUTIFUL!
    You are a very special artist.
    Oh, and btw I love the new look of your blog!


  6. Thanks, I like this grungy blog-look,too!

  7. WOW val it's fab, love everything about it, well done and love your new blog look too...

    maria x

  8. Thanks a lot Maria! Hope you are feeling better today!


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