Monday, January 31, 2011

Once upon a time....(PART ONE)



once a upon a time I was a better blogger……..


Seriously.


Today I wanted to share an album I created a couple of months ago for my scrapbook creations design diva entry - titled once upon a time.. Casey from scrapbook creations gave me the go ahead to put it up and after photographing it myself I can understand why....it was a nightmare to do.


it is a collection of pictures and tributes to me daughters Cordelia and Dominique, hopefully one day when they get over their love/hate relationship they while recognise that although they are as different as night and day they are part of the strongest bonds there is possible - SISTERS


If any one saw the little tutorial I did on scrapware on how to make your own mini album this is the same techniques applied just on a bigger scale……and it took on a life of its own.


The front and back covers...


This album was also made to show off some of Scrapwares amazing designs in chipboard... love this castle.



I loved the Basic Grey 'Koshi' range of papers so girlie and so pretty and so perfect for a fairytale story

There is alot of sewing and intricate detail on the covers. I am one of those people that unfortunately judge a book by its cover, so it was all out for me.

Inside covers......

SO this is what you look at when you undo the ribbons and pull open the crystal door knob.

I wanted it to truly be a fairytale story for my girls, so I looked at some theatre programs I have collected over the years and mashed them together to come up with the casting pages....

complete with royal titles for everyone in the family. Mumma got an extended roll in this play.


And now the front page of the book.

this book is essentially held together by two zutter binding strips. One at the top hand left corner and the other in the bottom right hand corner. So often the pagess open up to a four page spread....double the amount of fun to fill with photos and stories....



The actual first page is an acetate page announcing the starring 'Divas'. as mentioned before the main reason for this album was for Scrapbooking creations Design Divas competition.

The rest of the pages are a combination of bazzille and chipboard pages Angela cut for my specific measurements...thank you lovely..xx


that opens to this.....

and then it starts to get a little hairy, with lots of pull out and flip ups
(just to make life interesting)

Under each photo of the girls is a story of the other sister, and how they are like


night/day.....

and black/white.


But for all there differences they are very similar in the core of their beings, both beautiful on the inside and on the outside...

And together they bond together to overcome a common enemy...
that of their brother Fletcher.





so that is where I leave this story today..... I'll be back tomorrow after I finish editing some photos of this little photographers nightmare..

See you back here for Part two..
love Naomi xx

5 comments:

Marcy said...

Soooo frustrating when you spend a multitude of mega hours creating something soooo spectacular and NO ONE COMMENTS!!! LOL this is truely stunning and it must have been such a labour of love!!!

Marcy said...

oh need part 2??? LOL

Marcy said...

Oh and I absolutely love the title of your blog!!! :)

FALCON137 said...

Stunning work, great creativity, beautiful artwork! I'm well impressed, glad to see that there are artist just like you around the world!!

Binxcat1 said...

Hooley Dooley this thing looks freakin' amazing!!! Can't wait to see part 2.