Monday, March 8, 2010

Altered Album

Hello everyone! Well this was a project that I was working on for about 2 days. It will be a graduation gift for the daughter of some friends. She likes art and I thought she would enjoy this and the fact that all she has to do is add the photos of her and her friends and she will have a momento to take off to college.

The album itself was purchased at Archivers on clearance and I love the shape of the album. It was just the front and back- I think that before I give it away I am going to make a template. I did a little stamping and embossing on the front and then of course that beautiful Tim Holtz plate.

This is what the first page looks like. As you can see all the pages are a little different size. It give the album a little dimension and honestly it makes it fun to see what the next page will look like (don't you think?)

As you move to the next page, you have a narrow page but it has a pull out that you open and there is room for another picture or some journaling or anything she wants to put in it. I originally was going all pink and black with this album due to it being black but then I couldn't just stick with that theme............. there are so many wonderful colors to incorporate so I did of course leave the pink and black but brought in some blues, greens, etc... and am thrilled with hot it came out. now.
The final page of the album I wanted to have the most room for a larger photos of either the graduate, her and her friends or family. And basically she can just slip the photo behind the ribbon and tuck it into the flower and she is all set (is that coordinating pink and black patchwork just not the cutest!). This album was soooo much fun that I want to start on the next one right now but I need to work on graduation announcements first. But good to know this one is ready to be boxed and wrapped.

Thanks for stopping in and I hope this album gives you some inspiration to work on something new!



Tammi said...

Heidi it's gorgeous!! I love the shape too and the colors & papers are awesome! She'll love this, makes a wonderful gift! ~Hugs

craftieodamae said...

this is just awesome! She will love it!! Who wouldn't??

Kathy said...

What a wonderful gift. I'm sure she will love it.

Anonymous said...

Love the card and album Heidi! You are so inspiring.