Monday, March 21, 2011

Graphic 45 Once Upon a Springtime Mini Album

Brace yourself everyone. I have a ton of pictures to show you! I just finished my new 8x8 spring album. There is about 37 pictures in all, which isn't too surprising since it took me almost 30 hours to make!! I used the new Graphic 45 "Once Upon a Springtime" collection, which is gorgeous! I used my entire 12x12 paper stack on it, with only a few scraps left.
I used two primary sources for my graphics:

This is a great shop on Etsy with beautiful vintage french postcards
http://www.etsy.com/shop/FrenchKissed
and here is a blog with some of the best free clip art that I have found
http://vintagecatnip.blogspot.com/search/label/digital%20collage

Here is a link to the video for this album:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tc5hN5iLlQo
I also finally finished a tutorial on my book binding process that I have been working on for months. I like my albums to look as close to "real" books as possible. I don't like to use paper bags, book rings, or chipboard for the pages, so I developed my own method.  The tutorial gives you step by step instructions and a picture for every step. Here is a link to my Etsy shop where the tutorial can be found:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/Timeforscrappin
Now let's look at the mini!

                                                   





































12 comments:

Wende said...

Wow wow wow!!! Love this. It is absolutely gorgeous. Love the binding and paper stack. You are so very talented!!!!

Denni said...

I already LOVED these papers and OMG you made me love them even more! BEEEEAUTIFUL!!

pcrusberg said...

So gorgeous! Love that line of papers...so sweet! Just fab!

Brian said...

Wow! Gorgeous album!

Sandy Ang said...

This is just wonderful gorgeous. So much to love with every pic your reveal.

Wendy {make it happen} said...

Love this Tanya - so springy and beautiful!

Mrs. Green said...

Oh my! I could never do something like this. Absolutely amazing!!

Kathy-Catnip Studio said...

Your creation is sublime! Thank you for showing your beautiful album.

Trishia said...

Merci beaucoup, Tanya! I appreciate you siting me as the source for the Easter rabbit lady postcards:)! Your album is 'incroyable' (unbeleiveable) as the French would say, tres, tres belle!

Ira said...

I saw your astonishing piece of work at FrenchKissed Postcards and fell in love with it immediately! You have a superb eye for detail and it is just sheer eye candy! Thank you for sharing your talent, you are truly gifted! Greetz from the Netherlanda, have a Happy Easter! Ira

fleur said...

wat een prachtige boeken maak jij. Ik heb echt met verbazing zitten te kijken hoe mooi je dit allemaal doet. Ik ben ook gelijk maar volger van je geworden en als je het niet erg vind ga ik zeker proberen zo mooi boekje na te maken. Hartelijk dank en tot ziens leur

Jolene Ortis said...

I ran accross your work on you tube, and checked out your blog... oh my gosh.... you are my new favorite.....I love the work of Charlie Jones, but my dear... you are up there with the best! Jolene