Thursday, January 31, 2013

'Forget Me Not' Accordian Album - Meg's Garden - Aust Scrapbooking Creations Magazine

 Hi Everyone,

Today, I want to share with you a project I completed for Meg's Garden back in April, 2012.  It was published in Australian Scrapbooking Creations several months ago now, in Issue #95. 

For April my challenge from Meg's Garden was to create an accordion album.  I have wanted to create one of these for quite some time.  Now I have made one, I am 'seriously' hooked. What a fantastic way to hold keepsakes and memories!!  There is a lot of creative scope with an accordion album.  

For this album I wanted to showcase the gorgeous paper collection, 'Forget Me Not', designed by Denise Ann.  The papers are truly beautiful, gorgeous colour hues, with dainty flowers, garden settings, birds, nests and gorgeous vintage pictures of children. You can find the paper collection 'HERE'.
Meg's Garden has a beautiful range of paper roses, the above picture shows off a small portion.  Also, there is a new range also available which no doubt you will see in upcoming creations!

I aged the box board frame by using Gesso, crackle medium, and ink. The lace beneath the frame is several pieces of a German Scrap border, which was gold.  I was not too keen on the brightness of the gold, so I turned the German Scrap upside down and lightly inked the pattern.  Very pleased with how it turned out, considering it is reversed.
Each page of my accordion album hosts one of the papers from the 'Forget Me Not' cardmakers paper collection.  The first page, I placed a velum saying, the rest I have left blank for photographs, and/or journaling.

The reversed side of the album I used the 12 X 12 'Shades of Blue' paper, die cutting elements for either photographs or journaling.  Enhanced with little ornate flower corners.  
The wire flower curls are the stems of the flowers - I just wind them around a skewer to create the swirls.
Meg's  Garden hosts an amazing collection of charms, they are the most highest of quality and really are 'all' gorgeous! I used one of the many key's available, and attached to the album through an eyelet hole, and chain.

Meg's Garden Products:
'Forget Me Not' Paper Collection - Cardmakers Pack
Forget Me Not Collection - 'Shades of Blue' 12 X 12 
Accordion Book Kit
Ribbon
Key Charm
Box board Frame
Paper Roses, Buds and Misc Flowers
German Scrap Border and Keyhole

Other:
Cardboard,Gesso,Crackle Medium, Walnut Stain Distress Ink,  Chain and Link, Eyelet, Crop-O-Dile, Pearl Pieces, Vellum, Cheery Lynn Designs 'Olive Branch' Die, MPress Nesting Dies 'Peaked Squares'.



21 comments:

Sandra said...

wow I love this, what a gorgeous gift it would make, beautiful papers too.

Leanne said...

stunning!

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is stunning Sandie. I love the design, those papers are so beautiful and the details are wonderful too.
Sue x

jannekevanveen said...

amazing!! so beautiful!! greetings Janneke

Lizzy Hill said...

You're right - they look like they hold lots of snaps...I've never made one. It's on The List, after seeing your wonderful example...I like these 'vintage' colours here:):):)

Riikka said...

Hello there Sandy! Beautiful creations you have here! Take care, Riikka

Naomi Edwards said...

Very dainty indeed! Love the softness and subtle colors Sandie, the coiling of the flower stems is just brill!!!! I am going to have to check out this paper and put it on my want list, it is stunning. I tried using Gesso last week and boys do I have a lot to learn, lets just say That project is in the Garbadge, lol... It buckles the paper too much, how you get it flat or do you use it on chipboard? I have your blog button done but need to creat the code for it, I will send it in email today so you can determine if you like it or not. Lots of love , hugs

Lizzyc said...

HI..This looks so beautiful.. such gorgeous papers really make for a lovely little book...

Donna said...

This is gorgeous Sandie,beautiful papers, and layout, it's inspired me to make one myself. Thanks for sharing your wonderful talent. xxx

Astrid Maclean said...

Stunning and those papers truly are amazing! Love accordion books and yours looks fantastic!

Christina C. said...

I adore this beautiful project, Sandie. Your work is always meticulous in detail and outstanding design. Love those gorgeous papers!

sandi said...

This is just beautiful! So vintage looking! Love it to bits!!!

Norma Gomez said...

Hi Sandie! Gorgeous project :D

Sonia said...

Fantastic creation my dear friend^_^
What a gorgeous embellishments and wonderful image^_^
Big hug,
Sonia

glorygirl said...

Wowza! This is so beautiful! Just breathtaking - from the cover to the last page. LOVE IT!

Lean de Ruiter said...

So sweet i love it great cover to..yummie.
byebye,Lean

Denise van Deventer said...

Wow...this is gorgeous Sandie! One gorgeous album! Fabulous, fabulous details! ;-)

Helen Tilbury said...

very pretty indeed - congratulations on the publication. this is perfection!!

Kim Price said...

You are the mini album queen. This is absolutely breathtaking. Just gorgeous.

MARILYN said...

Sooo Beautiful and delicated!!! love it!

giovanna galbusera said...

i tuoi lavori sono incantevoli bravissima ciao dall'Italia