Tuesday, March 25, 2014

March Mixed Media Kit: Mini Book | In A New York Minute

Hello All! Wendy here to share up my third project this month for Frog Dog Studio!  
One last crush with the March Mixed Media Kit!

Check out my previous project, “In A New York Minute”, and video tutorial here using the 5x2x3.5in tin from the March Mixed Media Kit.  

Also, I made a second project with the  smaller 2.5×3.5x1in tin found here.

As promised earlier this month, I planned to created a mini book to fit inside my altered tin. My fiancé & I took a trip last Spring '13 to NYC, his first time and my 4th time, and each visit is beyond the experience.  I wanted to make a mini that captured my fav photos highlighted from our trip together.  

While in NYC, we made a pit stop at The Ink Pad, the mecca of rubber stamps and just pure stamper's paradise!  So, I added in this Time Squares stamp on the cover of my mini.  It just spoke to me as perfect to kick start my mini.  I could have been spent HOURS in that store and the fiancé was SO patient and supportive to find the store with me in the pouring rain. Ha!

So, let's dive into my mini...

I wanted to enhance my mini with lots of clocks representing the fast pace of the city, the hustle and bustle of movement of people.  I used the corrugated paper that comes in the March Mixed Media Kit for a couple of pages in my mini.  This paper is perfect to rip up and give the worn and tattered look.  There are several clock stickers for perfect use from the Tim Holtz sticker book in the kit.  Then, I also added The Dusty Attic rusting powder (included in the March Mixed Media Kit and here) and Ranger Paint Dabber in Pebble to accent my metal and wood embellishments.  

You can check out my video here for more on the rusting powder technique.    

More of the rusting technique is used on these pages for the embossed and metal accents.  Also, I was inspired by the Alicia Keys song, "Empire State of Mind" (I might have been humming it a time or two in creating this project, ha!).  One does feel such inspirations and dreams in this city of bright lights.  

On a side note, I intentionally kept the majority of my photos as black & white for uniformity in the photography with a splash of color on a photo here and there and for better flow of the embellishments.  

The iPhone photo of us two is a bit fuzzy but sometimes fuzzy photos capture the sweetest moment.  We were hitting the town to see "Phantom of the Opera".  The fiancé was quite a bit jet lagged from Europe but was a trooper for the long opera night and dressing up.  I used the ticket stickers from the Tim Holtz sticker book in the kit to represent the cinema/theater night together.  

Here are a few more pages...

Check out the full supply list later today on my blog here.

Hope you enjoyed my project today! 

On a side note, April Mixed Media Kit is already in my hands and I'll see you next month to kick off projects with this kit!  

ANOTHER amazing kit to come...

xo | Wendy


  1. A feast for the eyes! So many fabulous details! Love The Ink Pad, too. Great store!

  2. Blimey! I'm totally bowled over by this - wonderful inspiring project TFS :o)

  3. Wow!!!!!!!!!!! STUNNING! Every single page looks AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!