Monday, September 30, 2013

A Flag Book Album

Here is something which I had been postponing from a long time, and finally have completed it. Three cheers to me... and yes a pat on the back to my DH who was constantly on my back and left me with no choice than to complete this project. Don't we all delay our own projects. Phew!!! and I loved the outcome. !!

Well, this project is something which is very close to my heart as this album is all mine.. Yayyy!!! To be very frank I had no idea on how to go about with our post marriage trip pics(Me and him) and maybe this was the reason why it got delayed for this long. The other reason being, a lot of terms and conditions which were put forward by DH regarding the embellishments and not using a lot of other fancy crafty things.  Finally I found something which was best suited and compelled me to complete OUR album.

Here are the pics of the album, this is i guess my third handmade album and I totally love this one... infact i'm still drooling over it :)

Here's the cover page of the album.
I finally managed to convince him of adding some floral touch to the album :) I love flowers :) and then somehow I also did not wanted to add them on top, so what I did was, made a shadow box and then layered up the flowers along the four sides of the shadow box and covered it with an acetate sheet to stop the dust and all from messing with the design.





I clicked up some pics of the album before I adhered the pictures and this is how the album looks like when it's completely opened up!!


Different pages can also be viewed individually!!



 I kept the cover page pretty simple and instead of adding pattern papers, I distressed white cardstock with complimenting colors and adhered them !! This sure looks like a pretty box :) A lot of quilled roses is another thing which I love looking at :)


This is how the album look when the first page is turned !!!
Keeping it quite simple with minimilistic elements has helped a lot in bringing out the pictures !!


Did you notice the little yellow tags where I can jot down the memories ??? I soo love journaling!

the pages can be flipped like a normal book to check out the pictures on the individual pages and it can also be made to do a swish and swoosh to have that all-in-one-go look effect :)




The Flag book, the way it looks from the top !!!



This is probably my most loved view of the album, when I can pull apart both the front and the back cover and the pages comes yummily criss crossing each other !!! Ooo I sooo love this one!!




The last page of the album!!

 It still has some pictures missing and I'll soon go on the hunting spreee into my picture folders again to check out on which all pics can be a part of the album, I soo want all of them to be happily put up here, but then, if I do, it would become the size of a huge trunk!! Phew... so let me stick on to the number the album needs :)

Do tell me if you liked my new album :) coz I'm in love.. :)
Have fun crafting my friends!!! and thank you for dropping by!!! :)


Linking this project with a couple of challenges:
1) http://colorconceptionschallenges.blogspot.in/2013/08/challenge-4-spread-your-wings-with_5232.html [ used mustad seed and spun sugar for distressing the cover pages!]
2) http://dcamchallenge.blogspot.in/2013/09/challenge-2-shabby-is-chic.html [ shabby in the fact tht it's outta the style of the regular albums ]
3) http://lulupu.blogspot.in/2013/09/lulupu-challenge-17-fancy-me.html [ Fancy me: trying out different styles of handcrafted albums, I love making shaped albums amoung other special fold things]



Thursday, September 5, 2013

A Baby album

A few months as (yes months, precisely in March??) I got a call from a friend of mine and she wanted me to make a baby album for her daughter. It was supposed to have a lot of memories from her first year and her first year keepsake album too and I must say, I was pretty excited to start on the same.
But things got tumbled up and I ended up making the album in August( I know that's a lot of delay, but with me not well and stopping all my crafty adventures for a while, there was no choice )

and one good news is... I finally bought a BIGSHOT, the die cutting Machine :) and I'm sooper happy. Now i'm embarking on the journey to collect all my favourite dies :)

Finally, I completed the album before I embarked on my long due vacation back to both my homes, I delivered it and I'm sooper happy since it has been loved and liked by all :)

I have made a lot of flowers for this album as the album is all girlish and little girls love flowers :) I had a lot of them punched and embossed on the album cover. The other set of flowers inside the album were all stamped, heat embossed and fuzzy cut and I loved all of them :)

If you have been following my Facebook Page , you might have had already seen some glimpses of the same since the tit-bits from the album was the only postings on the FB page in a long time.
I'm putting up the complete album for view since it's completed now and is making the little girl very Happy :)

***This is a picture heavy post ***

The album cover, I simply love all the flowers.. they make the album look soo pretty!! Ain't it??
The Frame holding the picture(which of course is blurred) has been learnt from Inna Dorman's tutorial on how to make paper frames which can be viewed here , she has some amazing tutorials :) and a big hug and thanks to my crafty pal Catherine for showing me tht tutorial :)



Close up of the flowers, They are are all punched and them embossed to give them shapes.
Did you notice the little mulberry flowers??? they are all handmade too :)



Here are the snapshots of the inside pages of the album. Since there were a lot of pages (12 to be precise), I ended up collating the adjacent pages in picasa to lessen the length of the post and make it look more appealing :) 
I have hidden all the pics to protect privacy !!














Here are some of the closer look of some of the pages/tags I love to the core :)


This includes an insert with 7 tags to document and note down all the lovely dovey habbit of the little one which she did during the first year :) Now isn't that a sooper cool way to keep track of some of the most cute and to die-for moments???
I simply loved this idea!!!









I hope you all liked the album and enjoyed viewing it too.
I had a blast making this album and cannot wait to start on the next one (which again is a long long due one ... phew ) which is to be made of our post marriage trip.. and DH is waiting eagerly for that one ;) (of course with a lot of terms and conditions )..

c ya soon!! with the new album :) which again i'm too eager to start on!!!

Love Manu!!!


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