This is a really special project for a couple of reasons... First... I made it for my Angel, a.k.a. Deetya (her name) and secondly.. My first attempt at so-called scrapbooking.. I usually shy away from ti for I have no idea what to do.. :D...
How has everyone been.. Having a crafty week so far.. and has the exhaustion of Diwali over.. I still feel so lethargic... This project is one on which I have spent the longest time ever.. I guess about 10 days in planning and execution and of course lots of wasted Card sock.. I never seem to make it right at first go...
WARNING: Very Picture heavy post.. And I mean it literally...
As all of you are aware.. I recently became an aunt.. Now my niece is a month old and wanted to do something special for her... Since it was around diwali her first month birthday came.. I could not do much about it.. Had already decided upon what I wanted to make for her.. Just the timing was postponed.. Made a sort of exploding album for her.. which looks like cross between a gate-fold card and a squash book... :D.. And of course.. Since am going through a PINK phase, it was perfect and absolutely right... :D..
Take a look at the pictures and I'll ramble later on some more... It contains a lot of my niece's pictures so am going to go ooh and aah in between.. :-)
This is how the album looks with the ribbon tied around it.. All PINK.. :D
Isn't the digi adorable... I took an even more close-up shot of it.. Should I post it.. :D
There, now you can look at it more closely.. :D
This is the left panel of the gate fold when you open up.. A couple of tags and a cute winnie the pooh image (I tried to highlight the image with black pen but forgot that it was yet to dry and poor Pooh has black stains on his head.. *embarrassed*)
The right panel of the gate fold... Again a couple of tags and the very cute Tinker bell.. :-)
This is the view once the "gates" are opened... These are the myriad expressions of my niece.. And oh she loves posing.. The orange dress one is her first so-called photo shoot and man she was just a week old but look at her expressions... :-)
This is how the album explodes open.. This album opens up to form an 18*18 base.. Which really is huge... :D... So you can imagine how much of card stock I have used for it... :-)....
After the album explodes open.. I have made a sort of flip book in the centre which has more pictures...Giving you details shots of each picture... :D
This picture show the family.. My bro, sister-in-law and 'our" angel.. :-)
Do you see the party hat... ;-)
This picture shows angel in the arms of her uncle (my sister-in-law's bro), me and her father...
These are individual shots of the paneled squares after you open the gates...
Phew... This is it guys.. the complete album... Let me take a breather and then I'll mention the supplies and everything... :-)....
The dark pink base card stock is bought locally while the baby pink is a mix of fabriano and locally bought.. All the PPs are from Grace Taylor Vintage Collection bought from Karuna's store....Thanks Karuna.. These are extremely gorgeous papers... :-).. The teddy bear digi images are from Anne Bodil.. Go check her blog.. She has some awesoem freebies... The Winnie the Pooh and Tinker bell images were coloring pages googled.. The covering page teddy bear has pink rhinestones on it's nigth suit which is from my stash.. The stars are covered with Pie Lane chunky glitter.. The pink Gingham ribbon is from my stash.. (anyone interested in buying these plus a few more ribbons kindly contact me.. I have a LOT of extras.. )... Once you opened the gates, inside the tags are traced and hand cut from scraps.. Faux stitching using my white signo gel pen.. The border is an ek Success punch and the black gems are from my stash... on the right panel those cute butterflies are from Pie Lane.. After the gates are opened.. I have used Pie Lane swirls (Sri-I love the swills.. Pass on the message to you know who).. and that rabbit I think it is is also from Pie Lane...The flip book cover also has Swirls from Pie Lane and the Pie Lane wooden buttons, a very versatile product.. Can be used anywhere... On the inside panels I have used Pie Lane Crystals where I have written quotes.. :-).. On the opened up panels are again pictures of my Angel and used Pie Lane butterflies and Swirls... Tinker bel;l has Pie Lane Flower beads form their garden collection....That's it I think.. All the ribbon is from my stash...
That's all the things I have used... Special mention I would make about my scor-pal and the Fiskars trimmer which made it easier for me to make this card.. So karuna.. Heartfelt thanks...
Entering this card for the following challenges:-
Cooking it up with Katie=> Anything but a card
Papercraft Star=> flourishes
Stampavie and more=> Anything goes
YNS=> Anything but a card
Anything goes challenge=> real or faux stitching
Bearly Mine=> Anything but a card
Digital Tuesday Challenge=> Cute and Cuddly
Papertake Weekly=> Anything goes with a bit of bling
Forever Friends=> bling bling
MIM=> Anything goes
OLLCB=> Stitching-real or faux
Pollycraft=> Anything goes
Corrosive Challenges=> With a flourish
Dream Valley Challenges=> Anything goes
Gingerloft Challenges=> BINGO( I have used Buttons, Decorative paper and glitter)
Lollipop Crafts=> Anything goes
CES=> New Beginnings
Send a smile 4 kids=> For the girls
PaperCrafting Journey=> use a digi
That's all from my end folks.. Am so looking forward to the weekend.. Lots of parties...
P.S:- For those using Pie Lane chunky glitter and complaining it falls off.. try using it with glue and gloos.. give a thin coat of the glue and gloss and then sprinkle the chunky glitter generously.. and let it sit for a few hours.. it'll stick like a dream.. :-)