Saturday, 11 October 2014

Fall is in the Air

Hello, and happy October! Today I'd like to share an autumnal mini album with the fun shape from coffee filter bags. I got the idea from a book by Norwegian authors Catherine Rein Carlson & Turid Eide. I have not found an English translation but if you live in one of the Nordic countries, you might find it in your local library or bookstore! (original title: Idebok for scrapbooking. Minialbum og dekorering, Cappelen Damm 2008/Finnish translation Talleta tähtihetket, Tammi 2009).

My inspiration was the autumnal mood board challenge at Berry71Bleu and particularly the colour palette, which I like a lot, plus the flowers and leaves.

I also made it with my next month's workshop in mind. We'll be making mini albums either from coffee filters, like this one, or you can also choose the toilet roll model. The two evening class will be in my home town Espoo, Finland, on November 20th and 27th, so I'll make a separate post with more info in Finnish!

The photos are from an autumnal day trip to the national park of Nuuksio that we are lucky to have within the borders of my home town, the second largest city of Finland. I have a cousin with whose family we've made a tradition of doing a day trip & hike to a nature destination at least once a year, often in the fall season. It's so much fun for kids and grow-ups alike. This one was in 2012 and we had a lovely weather, though not yet the brightest foliage.

The outlines of the tree are stamped with Distress Inks and a mask from the Glimmer Screens series: Vintage Seasons, Halloween. I added the hand drawn doodles and stamped the leaves with one of my favourite stamps from 3rd Eye.

What is your favourite way to enjoy an autumn weekend? I hope you're spending a nice one right now!


  1. Gorgeous autumn mini album! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Berry71bleu!

  2. What a lovely book Salla. Wonderful techniques and materials!

  3. Wonderful fall mini!! So many beautiful details! Thank you for playing along with us at Berry71Bleu!

  4. How creatively clever is this!!!! Such a super mini album and such gorgeous photo's! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Berry71Bleu! ;-)

  5. Beautiful mix of prints! Amazing album. Thanks for joining the Berry71Bleu Challenge! :)

  6. Great album!! Thank you for playing along with us at Berry71Bleu.