So I made another album (have four or five more in my treasure chest, waiting to be altered), using an ATC sized silver metal foil plate, I had made earlier and then put aside, because I didn't actually know how to continue with it. But today its' time had come at last! ;)
I had engraved some swirls into the metal foil, using a mat and an embossing tool. Afterwards I added various tones of alcohol inks to it.
Papers used on the album cover are from a Tim Holtz paper stash and a book about Shabby Chic, which contained a collection of lovely ephemera. I distressed the edges of the cover, the cut to size papers and ephemera and blended them with Distress inks "vintage photo","chipped sapphire" and "walnut stain". Some of them I blended with "antique linen", using a stencil from LaBlanche, I got as a surprise present recently!
It took me quite a while this time playing around with ribbons, brads and embellishments until I was content with the outcome. I had got so many as a present from a very dear scrap-friend of mine, that I really didn't know which ones to choose (or which ones to leave for another project ;).
I hope, you like the result!