Friday, 10 July 2015

Sharing an 'Oldie' on Friday

Hi Crafters,
Well it's that time again where I join in with Erika and share an old crafty project just for fun.
This one dates back to the beginning of 2012 when I followed a video tutorial by Claire Charville on how to create one of her beautiful albums. This one used Graphic 45's Tropical Travelogue papers and chipboard embellishments.
Now I'm going to warn you it is a very photo heavy post as I had to photo every page with and without the tags and added folders for you to be able to see the pockets and pieces that tuck in the pages, so here we go.....
The front's a biggie, it measures 19 x 26 x 8 cm
each of those leaves were cut individually from the papers and wired on to stems.
I made my own door plate from cardstock and painted it to give a metal effect as I didn't have a G45 one.
(1) the first page with tags...

(1) tags and photo mats taken out.
(2) second page

(2) photo mats and tags removed
(2) magnetic lift up flap with photo mat and tag
(3) third page

(3) photo mats and tags removed
(4) fourth page

(4) photo mats, tag and passport booklet removed
(5) fifth page

(5) photo mat, notebook and tag removed
(6) sixth page

(6) envelope pockets with tags removed
(7) seventh page

(7) magnetic flap, photo mats and tags
(8) eighth page

(8) envelope pocket with booklet and tags
(9) ninth page

(9) folder and photo mats
(10) tenth page

(10) another magnetic flap with photo mats and tags
This was a fantastic project to make albeit a time consuming one and I learnt lots of techniques whilst making this first album. I haven't had a chance to make another in the last three years but I would like to make one again. I really enjoyed creating all the hidden pockets and flaps which make it interesting to the viewer as they discover something new on every page.
Well I hope you liked my 'oldie' make for today, if you would like to join in with this fun event on a Friday just give Erika a nod on her blog and join in!
See you soon,


brenda said...

A really lovely creation Lorraine. I always think it's nice looking back over our old work and see how our crafty style and direction had changed.

B x

cuilliesocks said...

OMG Lorraine, this is fantastic and so beautiful, just how long did it take you to make? Beeautifully laid out and the images and colours are fabulous, You are so creative I don't think I could ever do this sort of project, I just love it and what a gift it would make, mind you if I'd made this I would'nt like to part with it, Hugs Kate x

Jo said...

Oh wow Lorraine, this is stunning! Must have taken ages but so worth it....a beautiful keepsake. Hope you have a lovely weekend!
hugs J x

Erika said...

Oh my, WOW Lorraine your oldie today is amazing. I love every bit of it, all the tags and hiding holes. Super job.
Thanks for joining me sharing an oldie today.

Have a super crafty weekend, hugs Erika. x

Diane said...

OMG Lorraine!! Stunning sweetie !!

hugs Diane xx

Ella's Design said...

What a fantastic project, Lorraine and such a keepsake! Love your use of those tropical papers and all the little flaps, tags and envelopes. Beautifully made! Hugs, Lisa x

aussie aNNie said...

Awesomely fabulous.Have a good weekend.
{aNNie My Personal Blog}

Gina Knott said...

WOW, this is absolutely stunning Lorraine, it must have taken you hours and hours to create it! Love the papers and little pockets, in fact I love everything about it!
Have a lovely weekend.
Gina xx

cotnob said...

This is gorgeous Lorraine, so many wonderful details, absolutely stunning.
Have a great weekend.

Sue said...

This is stunning Lorraine. Such a fabulous design, I love the papers and wonderful detailing.
Sue xx

Wishcraft said...

Wow that's beautiful Lorraine! Looks like so much time and work went into it... really lovely :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Stamping With Bibiana said...

just amazing album, so many details and I love the paradise theme, with all those birds and flowers
warm hello from sunny California
current "Throwback Thursday challenge" at my blog: any shaped card

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow Lorraine, what a gorgeous album! Every page is full of so many wonderful details and I just love all the extra tags and pockets you added! It mush have taken you a coon's age to put this together! Wonderful flashback project! hugs :)

JenniferD said...

Wow Wow Wow what can I say Except Wow. Awesome design, Colours, Layout you are just so Clever! Love it!

coldwaters2 said...

Wowzer this is awesome Lorraine brilliant album.
lorraine x

Deb Bradley said...

Oh my,fantastic,love it Debbs xx