Thursday, 30 May 2013

Graphic 45 Album......

Can you believe it, I have had three days off work and it rains for all of them, on the plus side I have managed to finish and photograph the graphic 45 album that I started a couple of weeks ago using the Olde Curisosity Shoppe papers. I have made this album for photos of my son's years at University getting his two degrees, and being as he's into quirky/computer things I thought the papers were appropriate. There are so many inspirational projects at Graphic 45 and I have also been inspired by Clare at My Creative Spirit and Anne at Annes Paper Creations....well worth a peek.
Warning this is a photo heavy post, you might need a cuppa, but I so love making these albums and I get carried away adding lots of bits n bobs and glitter. This is actually a 4 page chipboard album that I painted black before adding the backing papers. Click on photos for a more detailed peek.


Close up of charms, love the skull bead.

First two pages
open up the flap on the right page

the little spotted square opens up into a mini book for journalling
The black photo matts are all decorated as well.

on the side is a concertina book


Next two pages

the bottle I stamped ono acetate, I added the image to the bottle
cap so that it can pulled out.



the left hand side reaveals the concertina folded book on reverse


Open up the folds of the book with the 19 on the front to reveal photo matt
and tags as well as additional tags peeking out from behind the book. 
The 19 represents the age my son started his first degree.

Next two pages



open up the flaps of both pages







additional photo matt pages to go inbetween the other pages.

Just got to add the photos now
Have a great day

Challenges
Little Red wagon.......use a cork somewhere.....little bottle charm.
Simon Says......anything goes.
Divas by Design....tie a ribbon.
Crafting by Design.....anything goes.
Top Tip....use a number (19).
Party time....anything goes
Deep Ocean....ribbons or and lace.
Celebrate the occassion.....use a butterfly
Craft Your Passion....use natural materials (twine,feathers).





















25 comments:

Chris x said...

Wow, stylish, vintage and very beutiful.
This is just fabulous.
Chris xxx

Jayne A said...

Stunning mini,I love the fabulous papers and all the details.
Hugs
Jayne

McCrafty's Cards said...

Wow Daniele, this is absolutely fabulous,I like everything about it, the more you look at it the more you see.
Kevin xx

Netty said...

wow I LOVE your fabby book Daniele, so much wonderful detail. Gorgeous work my friend. Hugs Annette x

Cec said...

All I can say is INCREDIBLE & WONDERFUL. I love everything about it - the layouts, papers, elements. Beautiful job my friend.
Hugs!
Cec

Tracy said...

Love, love, LOVE it Daniele!!! Graphic 45 has the most gorgeous papers. I'm trying to work up the nerve to spend the money on the French Country collection. You did an amazing job on your album. It's jam packed with all kinds of goodies. :-) If you have a spare moment could you drop me a line and tell me what you used to make the photo corner slots on your tags. I asked one of the YTers but they never answered me. Have a great day!

Sue - bearhouse said...

WOW!! This is stunning Daniele. The design is wonderful and your detailing is just amazing!! I'll be back later for a closer look
hugs Sue xx

coldwaters2 said...

OMG Daniele this is outstanding work, the detail of the pages are amazing, I am in awe of your creativity, I love everything about this stupendous album, excellent project.
hugs
lorraine x

Linda Simpson said...

WOW Daniele this is awesome!! I love these papers too and love all the details.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Vicky said...

Fabulous hun...:o)

biggest of hugs Vicky xx

Adrian said...

Great job! Thanks for playing @ CTO!

Janet - aka stacky said...

Absolutely stunning Daniele so much fabulous detail, the layout of the pages looks fantastic xx

Tammy said...

Wow! What a ton of great details! That must have taken you forever!! It would for me, at least!
Thanks for playing along with our cork challenge over at LRW!

Andree said...

A brilliant project Daniele. I love the papers and the elements you've used x

Brenda Brown said...

Incredible Daniele. I just love how you use G45 papers with lots of embellishing. This is one fabulous album that will be treasured forever.
Have a great day.
hugs {brenda} x0x

MommyScraps said...

Absolutely stunning. I love the G45 yumminess! :) GORGEOUS!!! Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Your Passion!
-Adina

alethea said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!!! Great use of natural materials! Thanks for joining us at CYP! HUgsxx

Lisa S. said...

Outstanding mini album!!! I love G45 and this paper collection in particular. It is fantastic and you have inspired me to create one. :) Thanks so much for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday!

Sharon said...

WOW! I'm speechless. There are no words to describe how incredibly beautiful your mini album is!
Thanks for playing along with us at Crafting By Designs.
Hugs, Sharon

Pat said...

Hi Daniele! Oh oh ohhhhhhhhhhh...this is the most amazing piece of art! I love everything about each and every page! It's beyond fabulous!! I'm so glad you've joined us for this fortnight's challenge at Deep Ocean! Hugs. Pat Frank

Jingle said...

Your album looks beautiful! Such great details! Thank you so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog!

Mirella said...

OH MY WORLD! How beautiful and detailed is that!?! I wish I could make albums that fab! Thanks for joining us at Divas by Design this week. Hugs, Mirella

Aunty Sue said...

Lovely stunning creation and thanks for sharing with us at Divas By Design with our tie a ribbon challenge

crafty-stamper said...

WOW absolutely stunning I love Graphic 45 and every detail of your mini book-saw this on Top tip Tuesday challenge and came for a close look and will be back for a better look when I have more time
carol x

Bettina L. said...

Wow what a great album. Love all the details and the vintage design too. Thanks for playing at Top Tip Tuesday and good luck. Hope to see you back tuesday for a new challenge. Bettina DT Member at Top Tip Tuesday xx