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Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Altered Tin With Accordion Album

Whew. . .I actually completed this project tonight. I started this afternoon but kept putting it off because I didn't know where to start. I've recently started scrapbooking and it's a little difficult for me to create a layout without it looking like a card. I guess it's the same concept but I feel scrapbooking is a little more complicated. My problem is deciding whether I want the layout to be busy with all sorts of embellishments or make it simple. I see a lot of scrapbook pages with all sorts of embellishments and complicated layouts and I really like them but when I do it, it kinda looks messy or cluttered. It's the card-maker in me fighting against it.





Remember the DVD size tins that I had bought at Big Lot for a dollar each a few weeks ago and had altered for one of my TICs (Tuesday's Inspirational Challenge several post back). I had planned to create an accordion album for it and just today I decided to finally sit down and make it.



The photos are of my daughter. I know, I know. . .she has a ton of make-up on. My husband isn't too thrilled about it. She typically don't wear make-up but I had asked her one day to be my "subject". I wanted to take "artsy-fartsy" types of photos of her. My daughter really loves listening to "garage alternative bands". . .you know, non-mainstream undiscovered bands. Well I wanted to create the "emo" look so I put make-up on her and the photos I took of her were primarily with her not smiling and looking "emo". For this album I chose a couple with her smiling.





I'm planning to create a "rock-n-roll" themed album with the "emo" pictures I took (similar to the last picture). You'll see what I mean when I create the album.



I actually like this picture of my daughter. I love her smile.














I took this picture while she was "whooshing" her hair from side to side. I have a bunch of pictures with her hair in mid air but this one was the more "mellow" shots This suppose to look sort of like a fashion shot. Looking at it now, it sort of looks a bit provocative but that wasn't the intention. Oops. . . remember. . .the pictures are suppose to look artsy-fartsy.













This picture below is the "emo" look I was trying to achive with most of the shots I took. I like it despite all the make-up. It's okay. . .my daughter is 16 years old. She never wears make-up. . .my husband won't allow her to wear make-up but I don't think there's anything wrong with wearing make up especially when it's for fun. Anyway, I'll stop apologizing. I think the pictures look "cool".

Anyway, I really like how my album turned out. I think I balanced simple and busy and ended at a happy medium. I'm excited to make more of them. Stay tuned.

Album recipe:


K&Co Chipboard Stickers, JoAnn Brads and Eyelets, American Craft Elements Ribbons, Sizzix Folder Die, DCWV Textured Cardstock, SU Bashful Blue, Close to Cocoa, Autumn Leaves Designer Paper, SU Key Tag Punch, Slit Punch, Word Window Punch, 1" 1/4"square punches (photo corners), Fiskar's "Cloud Scissors, KiCreations Tin Containers, Sakura Gel Pens, SU Classic Ink (Close to Cocoa, Baroque Burgundy, Bordering Blue)


23 comments:

Tejal said...

The photos are excellent. The album is gorgeous.

pescbrico said...

Wow, this is a really great realisation! Thanks for sharing with us

Karen said...

What an awesome project. Your daughter is beautiful!

Debby Winters said...

What a beautiful project! It's fantastic. You daughter is sooo pretty.
Ps - You've been tagged, check out my blog!

malieta said...

Maria.......I love it, love it, love it!!!!!
I have to remember how small this alubm is, very detailed and perfect. Your daughter is pretty!
Malieta:)

Aimeslee said...

Maria, how awesome! Your album is amazing, and your DD is gorgeous! LOL isn't she around 16? Enjoy her, she will grow up overnight, any minute now.... ;)))

Aimesxoxo

Teri said...

I love this tin! Your daughter is so pretty!

My Paper World said...

I agree with you, the photos are very cool! I love your layouts, you've got such great style!

2 Worlds said...

Very Pretty !

Jen said...

ok girl... 1st, you gotta tell me what is "emo" - I have a 12 yr old niece and she was talking about "emo" - and I have no idea what the heck that is... so, do share.

pics of your girl are gorgeous and the sb tin turned out to be a beautiful project!! thanks for the continued inspiration

hugs,
Jen

Pat said...

Marie, what a wonderful album and such a pretty subject. I'm sure she had fun doing the photo shoot with you!

MJ said...

Great job on the mini album, it is very pretty and perfectly laid out. And your daughter is stunning!

Stampin-MAMI said...

I am loving those pictures MARIA, I wanted to let you know that your daughter is Beautiful, thanks for adding me to your page. I will be adding all your Blogs to mine as well. I am looking forward to chatting back and forth with ya! I have been inspired to do some photo stuff as well. Thanks for the add.

chelemom said...

Thank you for adding me to your blog roll...I will add you to mine later today! I love both of your sites...how the heck do you find time to keep up with both? Love your cards...and absolutely love your scrap pages....your daughter is beautiful!

scrapnnMO said...

You say you got those DVD tins at Big Lots. I need to be on a look out here for some. I love what you done with this one. The accordion album is dynomite! Beautifully done!

Came across your blog through CAKVD blog! Love what I'm seeing!

Chris said...

oooh I just found your blog and I was freaked out when I saw your little album(in a nice way though) I have just started to do something almost the same but with a tin of playing cards I bought over here. How wierd! or is it just that great minds think alike lol. I will let you know when mine is finished if you fancy a peek. Thanks for sharing :)

Chris said...

p.s. forgot to say... your daughter is a very pretty young lady and I just love how you have used the photos :)

Michelle said...

WOW! You would never know you are new to scrapbooking, Maria. You are a natural!
What a gorgeous girl!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Maria, this is a fantastic accordian book... have to share it on my blog if you don't mind... love the 'emo' look, even thought I am not sure what that is... She is so beautiful, lovely smile... TFS!

Lori said...

Maria:
I absolutely love your style. I wouldn't ever be able to tell you have a "harder"??? time creating scrapbook pages. Believe me, it's AWESOME. It has STYLE. Of course, your model (daughter) is very pretty.

I just love all of your creations!!! Thank you for sharing.

Dawn Easton said...

Oh my gosh! Maria! This is GORGEOUS and your daughter is GORGEOUS! I've got one of these DVD tins and always wanted to do this but didn't think I could! Maybe after seeing yours I can figure something out! LOVE EVERYTHING about this!!! Such great details you have put into it!
Thanks so much for sharing.

kathleenh said...

Maria, your album turned out great! I love all of the flowers and other touches. Your daughter is a beauty!

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