Friday, 28 September 2012

Hambly Overlay Mini Album

Ohhh, I've been struck down with the dreaded lurgy this week. Never mind - I'm not so sick that I can't scrap!

I received a lovely bundle of goodies from Katherine at Scrap Everything! and among them were these Hambly Overlays. I loved the thought of making a mini album with them but knew their transparency would be a challenge. I thought about different ways to approach it but decided in the end that the KISS approach was the best. I simply backed each photo with exactly the same sized paper so that each page wasn't affected by the pages before or after it. I like the way the overlays still allowed a glimpse of the upcoming pages though. I thought the tree trunk pattern on them worked really well with the Picnic in the Park theme.

Here's the cover:

I just love that red rose ribbon!

My family visited my brother's family in Perth recently and I had lots of lovely photos of us all together so a mini album was perfect for these. I journalled the story inside the front cover.

I alternated pages between the brown trunk pattern overlay and the cream one for a more interesting effect. A really cool idea would be to make every page from a different overlay.

There's that gorgous rose ribbon again!

The wooden KaiserCraft balloon is from my tutorial. I decided to put it to good use!

The back page still had to be covered with the same size piece of paper to hide the work behind it, but I didn't want a photo on the outside where it would get damaged, so I chose a colourful piece of paper and used it to place "Handmade by Heather with Love". I could also have put dates here or other relevant details.

For extra impact, I chose bright, coordinating ribbons to hold the pages together. Far more interesting than plain rings!

Hope you have a great weekend.


  1. I love your little booklet Heather and the colours and bright happy photos make it something to treasure.

  2. Fun album the kids will treasure when they are grown!

  3. What a great mini-album! Keep meaning to do one! You've inspired me to put it further up my list! Thankyou.

  4. What a gorgeous little album Heather! You are very clever. :)

  5. Good morning Heather, thanks you for your comment on my blog and I've now noted where the photo was taken - I knew I should have but forgot. It's at the inland Botanic Gardens in Mildura-Wentworth.

  6. What a fabulous mini album, Heather!!

  7. Hi Heather ...
    You did a lovely mini!!
    So full of details; loved.
    A hug