This is a project that I taught a few years ago. I was having a clean out today, searching for a similar album I made for a new baby and found a whole stash of things I had forgotten. This one was made using Prima ‘Rondelle’ A4 paper stack. A totally gorgeous paper stack packed with interesting and inspiring patterns. I’m not sure it is still available, but it is one of the few paper stacks from which I have used almost every scrap.
The little message on the front is a Tim Holtz stamp and reads “What you do today is important because you are exchanging a day of your life for it,” I fear my glossy accents has faded and obscures the text a little. Some of the images have been fussy cut and added to form several layers, then glossy accents was added to make them more robust. The album is 5″ x 5″ and has 10 pages to decorate. Lots of pockets and flaps too.
A few more of the pages. I made small pockets to hold photo’s and other embellishments. Punched butterflies seemed to fit the theme too, they were also finished by adding glossy accents.
One of my favourite pages. There is a pocket page with a difference on the left. The centre panel is only attached at the top and bottom allowing me to slide my photo’s or private messages from either side. The leaves were stamped and fussy cut from #Stampin’ UP! “French Foliage” stamp set (long retired and still treasured). The lovely lady on the right is from a single stamp called Maribel from http://www.stempelglede.com. Other faces in this project are from Judi Kins “Women’s Portraits stamp. I fussy cut some flowers from the paper and made a collage for my pocket, and insert and finished with a punched butterfly.
I’m glad I came across this today. Not sure why all these things are in boxes in cupboards and drawers, I must think of new ways to display my work. How do you display what you make? Shelves would be nice but my husband has something against them.
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