Monday, January 19, 2009

Clearly I had fun...

Clear acrylic albums they are all the rage and I have been itching to make mine up since I got it a few months ago. I just didn't know where I wanted to go with it and so it sat and taunted me. I would scrap or make cards and it would sit there clearly mocking me...well I had the last laugh as I finally dove into the album after seeing a beautiful album made by a fellow demo named Suzie that had been done using instructions from Diane Tuggle. My fist incling was to copy hers until I figured out that I didn't have what she used so then I was on my own. I did use the Perfect Day paper and made the front cover almost identicle but that is where the similarities end. Thank you Diane and Suzie for such great inspiration.
Here is what the whole album looks like when it is all finished.
Once I started the album I realized the challenges!
What adhesvie, where to place the papers, do you leave some of it clear...it just goes on and on. I used regular adhesive just my Tombo and glue dots. I did thing things through though. I put the adhesive where I knew that I would cover it up on the other side.
I also made sure that my pages looked nice and complemened each other. As you can see here the little page matches the page that it will be open to.
I also knew that I wanted to be able to keep several parts clear so that you could see what was on the next page. That was part of the fun really.
Here you can see the Tulip scallops from the next page and the hint of cream scallops from the page after that.
I don't think I mentioned that the pictures that I chose to use were photos that I have had forever and ever. I went to California when I was 19, it was a gift from my parents for my 18th brithday. Anyway for some reason I only took one roll of photos. I wanted to tell the story so I journaled...a lot.
This was a fun story to tell though so I didn't mind at all. This was pretty much the middle of the book so you really can't see much of what was in behind anything here but I love the way it turned out.
I also used the same paper and only adheard it to once sice so that Sorbet that you see is used for both pages.
I want you to notice the arrow as this is fun too...on one side it says Redondo Peir and on the other it says Redondo Beach. I also have the fourish chip board covered with juniper paper and it mimics waves.
Again here you can see all the scallops and hints of this that and the other from the pages before.
And at last the end. Did you notice the clear buttons? I covered them in double sided paper that went along with the page.
I finished it off with tons more journaling and then I tied ribbon along the jump rings. I used cream, sorbet, chocolate and want to add a tulip color when I get the chance.
Well I hope you have enjoyed this album and I hope you have been inspired to make one for yourself.