Wednesday, April 28, 2010

laminated mini album

This the mini album that I made for a friend recently.A real challenge for me as I have never done one myself before,the closest Ive managed is merediths photo wallet at the e2c retreat, and Tiffs little journal from the e2c retreat the previous year.
I probably would not have done this either, but 2 scrappy friends had the idea that we each make something for a mutual scrappy friend as a gift.
It took a fair amount of thinking"what to do"?, but this is how it ended up, @ 20 of my photos, printed and adhered to kraft, and on the back of each page a white card prettied up and with a printed quote.
I laminated the pages, and had this idea of finishing it off, with a beaded charm.I had a very particular idea of what I wanted,but a little trouble finding it.Until a visit to 'Beadz on Eyre' In Port Lincoln,where I selected the beads I wanted,showed the lady something similar to what I wanted, and after an hour or so she had it done, and for a very reasonable price too.I was really happy with it,so pretty.
Then I had a silly idea of making a box for it to go in.
Messy!!but done.
Overall I was pleased with how the album  turned out.

And I think I just might be venturing back to 'Beadz on eyre' sometime soon.So many prettys!


sandra said...

Maryanne, this is stunning irl. LOVE it.
love how the box turned out...(the pink is perfect!)
and how divine are those beads!!

SueP said...

Wow love it Maryanne, love the beads too...must venture into that shop more often!

Trish.S said...

Its beautiful, shes so lucky to have friends like you girls

amanda hall said...

wowee - this is stunning! Totally amazing Maryanne!

What a beautiful gift!