Saturday, August 18, 2012

Accordian Envelope Photo Album

Happy Hellos Everyone:

I hope you're enjoying your weekend.

A couple of years ago two of my long time friends and their children attended the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C. with Kevin and I. It was a memorable day and we had so much fun with our  children. We walked what felt like all over the District, when in fact we only got to see, the Washington Monument, The Jefferson Memorial, Abraham Lincoln Memorial, and the War Memorial. The one thing that stands out about that day was... It was extremely hot! I also discovered Washington, D.C. has a limited amount of trees.

I've been wanting to do something special with the photos I had taken and after seeing Ashley Newell's accordion evelope album, I decided to make one of my own. For some reason, I love to scrap any page smaller than 12x12 so, this was the perfect album for me. As promised in a recent posts, I pulled out Authentique's: Lively and PTI's Shutterbug Special stamp set and coordinating dies again. Take a look...

The one photo I didn't capture too well is of the accordian spine.
I hope you have an idea of what the spine of your mini-scrapbook would look like
if you made this mini-scrapbook.

I used a translucent film for the first page. I thought it was a great place to begin.
I also thought, why not put a photo of a cherry blossom tree in full bloom.
Again, it was a great place to begin.

Along with photos, I included index cards annotating highlights of the cherry blossom festival.
I used my Tim Holtz's die to create the tabs in coordinating DP.

Opposite from the translucent page, using the opaque vellum was equally as fun to use.
As you can see, I pulled out my PTI stamp and dies. Take a looke at the cherry blossom photo above.
I pulled out my photoshop too. I left the center of the cherry blossom in color for a special effect.

This is one of my favorite phots of that day. I'm not sure if you noticed,
but I have off-set just about every photo in the mini-album.

I'm not sure whether you can tell, but just about every page is made from a small white envelope.

With each I wanted to bring something new to the mix, I used flocked paper.

...and another tranlucent page here. This way the photo on the left appears to have a background.

Here, the vellum separates two of the site we visited--the War Memorial and the Lincoln Memorial.

The 'Thickers' says it all.

I love the cardstock page and how the detail in the spine just pops out.

I call this page Reflections.

Thanks for stopping by The Peddler's Gallery and come back soon.


mea5798 said...

all i can say is WOW!!! what a great album and a great and unique idea!

Pauline said...

What a great mini album! Full of great memories, and wonderful embellishments!

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