Hi Everyone – This project has been on my “started but MUST finish” list for about 2 months and I finally got around to it! It’s an album for my Father-in-Law – he turned 70 in March and I love him to bits!
The front of the album has a Kaisercraft Wooden Flourish (Elm Tree) and elements from the Secret Bird Society collection including a journal tag I printed onto.
I applied some white ink to the flourish and then stamped over with a text stamp to try and get a whole family, story, nature feel!
I have used 2 of my favorite Kaisercraft collections from last year in this album – Up, Up and Away
and Secret Bird Society
. Both collections had a lot of lovely detail in their papers and their soft muted colors were a perfect match. Rob has spent his whole life outdoors and the Secret Bird Society collection offered a subtle and classic option for this album.
I was very kindly lent some of his old photo albums and I scanned in the photos I wanted to use. I decided to make all the pictures black and white – even the modern ones that were taken in colour and I think the effect works really well.
I wanted this to be an album that Rob could have in own input into so each page has a blank journaling spot for him to write his own memory. I have only known him the last 10 years and given that this is a record of his life – he should be writing the story!
Inside the front cover I have attached a little pocket (from the Kaisercraft Class of ’87 Collection) covered with paper and put in it a collection of decorated blank journal tags. I thought it would be nice if he asked special people who looked at the pictures to write their own little note that would be kept with the album. The tag I made and it has my personal message written on the back 🙂
Projects like this which are very personal are always time consuming – but I loved making this album and I know Rob will really enjoy it – and to me, that’s what this whole scrapbooking thing is all about!