Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Life Unscripted

Sometimes things aren't planned.  Sometimes we are just living our lives.  Those simple, joyful moments deserve to be preserved just as much as the special events and holidays that we experience.

That's why I created this album.  Titled "Life Unscripted", it's a perfect way to display photos of everyday moments.

Made from 7 scalloped acrylic panels, it's filled with the warm tones of autumn - maybe more like Indian Summer - with papers by GinX and Scenic Route.

The clear panels give a lighter feel to the album, making it feel more whimsical perhaps?  :)

I've used a variety of rub on phrases and designs in a contrasting black.  Clear rhinestone accents and subtle white inking around the page edges lend additional texture. It's hard to capture the inked edges on camera, but they are there!

If you decide to include ribbon on your own photo mats, always remember to position them toward the very edges of the photo mats.  That way, you don't risk covering someone's face with a big ol' bow.

And never forget to add journaling spots.  A picture might tell a thousand words, but a generation from now those words might be lost.  I've tucked 2 journal tags and an additional photo mat into a pocket on the last page of this album.  Cut from a printed transparency, it is stitched to the background paper.  I love how you can see through it into the pocket.

I have several more albums that I'll be sharing soon, including another stunning acrylic album.  Thanks for looking!

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