Monday, March 14, 2011

vintage baby album

a good friend recently had a beautiful baby girl.
she is also a huuuuuuuuge jane austen fan.
i thought i would try and combine the 2

the cover of the album is a box made from thick brown card. i sponged ink all over it with soft suede, concord crush and river rock. i rolled the musical notes wheel over it and embossed with gold on the cover to help age it. i added some vintage lace and matching ribbon plus some pretty pink pearls.

Inside i added an accordion album made from kraft card with the lap of luxury dsp as a highlight. 
the kraft has been rolled with the musical notes roller 
and sponged with suede and river rock and concord crush.
i have to fess up that i originally loathed the l.o.l dsp 
but since being on my vintage roll i am finding it very suitable for such things as it just 'fits'
....go figure huh?!
now just before putting the accordion album in, 
i stuck some pink taffeta ribbon inside so it could tie up and not explode all over the place. 

see how it all fits nicely into the box part? 
cool huh?

here's a bit of detail from the front of the album.
i used vintage lace and the scallop edge punch with a hole punch out of it. 
then i added a pink bow and a tiny paper flower i had coloured in with a tiny pearl in the middle.

hope the recipient likes it

cheers ears


Kim Tonnet said...

Wow Clare, this is lovely. I so can't do vintage but you have done it perfectly. Best wishes to the mum and bub :) Luv KimT

Michelle said...

Very pretty Clare, funny how that DSP has wiggled it's way into your heart. Everything has its place, even orange :P