Today is the final day, it’s time to share the details of the last page on my Make A Wish Album!
If you haven’t seen the video, it’s a must watch to really appreciate the album “in action”. Watch it here.
These follow-up posts are for those die hard detail lovers who want to see things up close and personal. I’m talking about you, Miss how-did-you-make-that?
Before I get started on the last page, here’s a few pics you might enjoy. I snapped these photo of the pop-up castle in progress, when it was just beginning to take shape.
First sketch, with a more fortress-like castle. Meh… too predictable. I went to bed after this sketch and woke up with the idea to make the castle more curved, with a smaller base to appear like it was sprouting out of the page, and a different angle of pop-out so it would lean back, away from the reader.
Much better. I’m so tidy – like my workspace?
Alrighty, let’s move onto page five, shall we?
Lots of handmade flowers here. I particularly like the cardstock roses. I made them from Colonial White cardstock, then inked the edges in Smoothie. I also snuck in a little nod to CTMH products by using the package insert from an embellishment pack to create a rose. It’s the little rose next to the letter L. You can click on the photo to make it larger.
The page above is one of those I couldn’t remove from the page protector, because of the interactive element. So it’s a bit shiny in the photo here.
The album was displayed at convention to prevent too much handling, so all-in-all my artwork was in pretty good shape when I received it back. This element is the one that probably got the most abuse, because it could not be displayed opened up, so it had hundreds of opens-and-shuts. I tried to make it as secure as possible, so there’s only a bit of paper tearing and fingerprints, I’m pretty happy about it. My heartfelt thanks to all the consultants who were very careful, I appreciate it!
Well, that’s it! Just 5 pages in 14 days. I’ll admit I’m a slow scrapper, but this album is a bit unusual. I estimate that I spent between 20-30 hours per page on the construction. And I’d do it all over again, in a heartbeat. It was so much fun to dive into the creative process, and come up with a one-of-a-kind scrapbook that felt personal yet I could share it with the world.
Now that I have it in an album, you might wonder how thick a 5 page scrapbook could really be?
Yeah, pretty thick.