Sunday, March 22, 2015

Commissioned Wedding Album

This has been the biggest commission I have done,
in over 5 years. I am extremely proud of it!
I did have a few "what have I done" moments,
especially on Thursday when the cover refused to close
and having re-designed two other covers,
it was still refusing to play nicely!!!
I have not uploaded every photo, the album has 19 pages,
plus two mini books containing 12 photos each.
The picture below is not the best but it perhaps
gives you an idea of the dimension of the project
and shows the main book part with the
sleeve closure behind!
My album was commissioned by my friend, Jade.
I have made many for her in the past, sadly
all pictures were on the computer that died :(
My design brief was, yellow/navy/ivory/sunflowers.
I made the body of the book a month ago, but had to wait
for two separate sets of photos.
Jade had this made in secret and so photos of the
dress, veil etc. were sneaked whenever she could.
Four pages have been set up for photos of the actual day to be added.
The wedding was at 3pm yesterday and so today I can share.
This shows some more tiny photos in a pocket which I made and stuck to the album.
If you are wondering about the actual album,
I copied a version of the original Laura Denison One & Done Album
on YouTube by Dawns Inspirations.
Dawn glued down the flap sections and added tags inside.
If like me, you needed more room to add pockets to the flaps,
consider making the main cover piece with a wider spine.
At just 1 inch, the spine was not deep enough for
my project, however the slip case was easy
to create to keep it together.

Bride Katie, was to become Mrs Bee, hence the bee theme.
Bees Stamp by Jo Capper-Sandon for Stampotique.
Sunflower - Memory Box die coloured
with Distress Ink Markers by Tim Holtz

I fell in love with her veil!
I have a far better photo of it but it was
taken before the album was complete and so
the heart & love with the shoes was missing.

Poor Jade struggled to get a photo of the dress.
She said it was hard to find some place to hang
it so she could get good light and not be caught in the act!

This is one of the two identical mini books,
which went into pockets to house 24 photos of the girls
on the two nights out.

I am very pleased with how this came out.
I recommend this type of mini album.
The panels were all cut from Bazzill cardstock
and then ivory card panels were cut to size
and embossed with my Big Shot.
Embossing folders used;


Buttons said...

Well, a round of applause and huge congratulations on completing this absolutely beautiful album Paula! The passion and care you've poured into it shines through on the pages shown here. I can imagine you'll get a few more commissions from this! Jenny x

penibear said...

Love it Paula, I bet she was so pleased!