Monday, 18 April 2011

Wedding Album for Abby

Dear all,

sadly I did not get into the Guild ;0( As my brother said, I was scuppered (he didn't use that word, but not sure what the policy is on blogging swear words!) by my own genius.
Unfortunately, the foolish judges did not realise that I had made all of the items on show and assumed I had bought chipboard kits and decorated them - even though I had written, at length, about the process!!
Hey ho - in some ways I am relishing the fact that from now on in all projects will be bespoke :0)

So, talking of bespoke projects, my friend Abby asked for an 8 x 8 album for her sister and her future husband. She didn't want it all about the wedding so I have included general pages plus a couple of pocket pages with tags for memorabilia. I don't think you can tell from teh photos but I have pencilled in the dimensions for the photos - if it's a blank photo mat then it will be for a 6 x 4 with an edge. the overhanging embellishments have been glued so that the photos can be tucked underneath them.

The little tag reads '& life together'.
The ribbons have got glass beads hanging from the ends. If you click on the picture you can get a close up.

Becca's wedding colour is Cadbury's purple, I thought I was going to struggle with this as I am NOT a purple girl - in fact I had to get papers in as I didn't have any purple stuff in my stash (can you believe????) In the end I really enjoyed making this album and whilst not a complete convert to the colour purple I do quite like the way it turned out.

I am off to decorate a candle for Aimi now - she has seen the ones I made for our new bedroom and would like a 'patriotic' one for their lounge. I think she is hoping for one covered in union jacks but as most of their decorative items are of the 'flag' variety I am going to break away and just use the red, white and blue. I will take a photo and let you be the judge!