Friday, November 14, 2014

Once Upon a Time...

In my opinion, the "Once Upon a Time" stack from DCWV is one of the most beautiful stacks I have seen. Though it is pretty old, I have always loved it and admired the projects done by fellow crafters using it. I finally had a chance to work with it late October, and loved the finished project.
The theme, as narrated by the client, was a bride's-to-be life journey. Since at some stage in life, every girl believes that she is a princess, and one day her knight in shining armor will sweep her off her feet, I decided to give this scrapbook a royal, yet aged look and feel. You will notice that I have not used rings to bind this album, that is because I felt rings would not go with the theme. So basically, I inked the cardstock to make it seem like wood, and used it as the spine cover. I further embellished the spine with intricately cut "hinges" (designed by me), and, a stained metal and acrylic charm.

I designed a font for the cover, and heat embossed the background. Each alphabet is coated to give a glossy finish.

Now for some of the very special details;
Above is a close-up of one of the photo mats. Its a gorgeous castle; I simply highlighted the details to make them prominent. A floral arrangement done for the pocket.

A side pocket embellished with handmade pennants, beige lace, and dull gold zigzag ribbon. The pocket holds a beautiful foliage tag, with highlighted details and a castle in the background.

The frame above was an off-white paper die cut which I received as a gift (about a year or two back). I decided to use it here because the details were in-line with the theme.  For starters, I had to trim some of it to fit the page, then I heat embossed it in gold. I used UTEE in center, and rhinestones for details. The frame was then layered on to heavy cardstock. It holds three tags which too have been heat embossed in gold.

Some fairy themed tags above.

And last but not the least, the pages:

Happy crafting!

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