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Friday, 5 February 2016

The ' little' Album

 Hello, and thank you for visiting today - it's a rather long post from me today - very picture heavy.
I've been making a little (6 x 6) Scrapbook album for DIL.  Her father died last year and she talked about getting an album for some of his photos, but hadn't seen anything suitable, so I decided to make one for her.
The cover was made with Kraft card and Shena Douglas's technique for faux leather.
The pages were made by gluing 2 pieces together leaving openings for pockets top or sides.
I've used mainly papers  from the same pack, which lost it's label a long time ago, so I can't say who made them.  The 'hero' words are Artistic Outpost
Lots of flaps and pockets throughout
Another little flap that lifts up for extra photos or journaling                                                                         
Christmas - lots of little tags for either photos or journaling, the frame is only glued on  3 sides making it easy to slid a photo in.
For a little bit of interest, these pages fold out
and the center flap lifts up for more photos or journaling                                                                              
 Travel -space for photos and both pages have pockets full of tags and little envelopes

 Photo mats,  flaps and pockets

 A secret flap for journaling
 The film strip is just attached top and bottom, so it can hold photos, tickets etc.
and finally, if you are still here - the back cover.  I've also made a little package of extra frames, packets, photo mounts and tags and die cut die cut letters which I inked and clear embossed so she can title the album if she wants to.  I've made little albums, but not quite like this,  and I won't say I that I won't do another, but not for a while and it will be something that I won't be in a hurry for!

Have a great weekend whatever you are doing,
Avril xx


Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Lovely scrapbook album, love all the layered elements you added. Tracy x

sally said...

I can't help with the origin of the papers but you've created a delightful album - I'm sure it will be treasured.

Sally x

Cazro said...

Wow you have been busy, I do know this little book would have been very time consuming. A great job, I love your design and all the practical elements. A book to bring great pleasure. hugs Caz

Fliss said...

This is beautiful Avril and I'm sure your DIL will really appreciate such a thoughtful gift.
Sorry it's been long time no visit and thank you so much for your lovely comments which mean a lot to me.
Fliss xx

Valerie-Jael said...

What a fantastic album, love the covers, and everything inside it - this is a real treasure, that's for sure. Have a good weekend, hugs, Valerie

Astrid Maclean said...

Oh wow, what a super album and how thoughtful of you! I bet she is just going to love it!!

Linda said...

WOW!!! What an absolutely stunning keepsake ..... a definite labour of love.
I'm sure this will be treasured always, especially when it's full of all those wonderful memories. What a beautiful gift.
Enjoy the weekend. xx

Meggymay said...

A stunning and thoughtful gift. Your DIL will treasure this and will enjoy adding her memories, an album to return to and remember in the years to come.
Yvonne xx

Anonymous said...

This is so special, the most thoughtful of gifts and something your DIL will treasure. You have thought of everything and to include spaces and places for journalling and extra photos, that is a clever plan.

chrissie said...

A beautiful album Avril and such a thoughtful idea for your DIL

Have a nice weekend

Love Chrissie xx

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful created album Avril, the pages all look lovely with fabulous colours chosen.xx

Pamellia Johnson said...

Gorgeous album Avril. So many wonderful details on every page. Love the rusted houndstooth cover! hugs :)

Little Artbee said...

A wonderful Art book and a lovely gift.
Have a nice sunday.

Christine L said...

Wow Avril......... what a stunner of a project! Your attention to detail is second to none... and how lovely to do it for your DIL... it will be a lovely keepsake for her.

Big hugs
Christine x

Sandy said...

I am nutso over home made albums and journals. This is fantastic - how long did it take you to make? It seems like I could figure out how to do something like this. The cover is outstanding. All the frames and flaps and special places to journal - oh my word!! You have made a keepsake for your DIL that she will cherish forever. Bravo Avril!
sandy xx

Joan said...

Wow! a true work of art Avril and certainly made with love !


ps: what do you think about the Harrogate show moving to York !

Caro´s kreative Welt said...

WOW WOW WOW, what a wonderful art book... FANTASTIC!!! I love it.
Hugs Carola

pearshapedcrafting said...

What a fabulous gift for your DIL, she is sure to love it! Hugs, Chrisx

Pawsitively Creative said...

How very thoughtful and kind of you to make this wonderful gift for your DIL. I am sure she will treasure it and it means so much more that it was handmade out of love. These pages keep getting better and better, inserts, fold outs, open and close! Wowzers! So many scrumptious details. Awesome sauce design! Hugz. ~Niki

Pia S said...

A gift with a meaning which I'm sure will be treasured. Lots of fun and practical solutions and detailing.

Team Clark said...

This book is so very cool! Wow oh wow! Love the altered style and vintage scheme!

butterfly said...

What a magnificent album... I'm blown away by the variety and character of the pages - so much to enjoy and admire. The leathery cover looks fantastic, and I just love all the pockets and tags and interactive flaps and folds. Brilliant work!
Alison xx