Monday, 11 April 2016

Graphic 45 "Voyage Beneath the Sea" Mini Album

Lovin' this album created by Mandy Gilbert using one of the latest collections from Graphic 45 - Voyage Beneath the Sea.  The album has been made from scratch using the gorgeous G45 collection, a couple of sheets of 2mm chipboard (for the covers) and cream cardstock (for the base pages).

Here's a look at the cover:

Mandy has kept it clean and simple.  She's used Kraft Tex embossed with a snakeskin design embossing folder for the closure wrap and a Tim Holtz hitch fastener to secure.

Mandy has covered the spine of the album so that the mermaid riding the fish, signature page design is prominent:

The Tags and Pockets from the Voyage Beneath the Sea collection is dotted about all through this album so there's plenty of nooks and crannies that have been created to house them all. 
And the ephemera cards are also dotted throughout the album with cream photo mats and tabs made from the EK success punch "real estate sign"

Here's the inside front cover:

Mandy has created a belly band going down the page, on the left hand side and a pocket page on the right hand page.  The same EK success punch "real estate sign" that was used for the photo mat tabs (folded in half), has been used to cut a decorative notch for the pocket page.

Page 1 double spread uses a horizontal belly band with one of the tags used as a stopper. And on the right hand side, Mandy has included another pocket page.
A lovely feature Mandy has used throughout the album, is a secret photo mat between the pages.  You can just see it here where the tab of the secret page is a punch out of the main page and inked around the edges - can you see it on the top left hand part of this page?  Once you look at the photo mat and then pop it back in the album, it aligns with the main page and becomes camouflaged - something different and very cool, isn't it?

For the next double page, Mandy has gone with a little slit pocket on the left hand side and a corner pocket feature using one of the tags on the right hand side:
Page 3 features a corner pocket using one of the tags and the right hand page features a beautiful waterfall feature.  The holding point is one of the ephemera cards with a ribbon pull and magnet to keep it all closed up.
The designs on the waterfall sections have been created using the smaller patterns from the 6x6 paper pad.
The fourth double page spread includes a horizontal belly band on the left, and also a slit pocket on the right.

The left hand side of the fifth double page spread features a stacked double pocket.  The right hand page has a small pocket using the spellbinders die labels seventeen and cut in half - it's a great way to use your dies in a different way and get the most out of them.

The final double page spread on the inside back cover features another horizontal belly band with tag stopper.  On the right hand side, is an additional pull out section to hold at least 8 photos and also acts as a pocket to hold more tags :)

This is just an amazing album and is on the counter in the Sir Stampalot, Peterborough shop for you to look at when next visiting :)
Mandy is teaching this project as one of our fabulous “weekender” sessions, here at Sir Stampalot this weekend and repeating the project later in June :) 

Absolutely beautiful. Thanks Mandy.

Until next time....


1 comment:

Lesley said...

a truely stunning album - you give me inspiration to get one made- I've only made them before within a class . . . . . Lesley x