Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Our Latest Handmade Album

Tonight Michael and Jessica came to pick up their wedding album, in an earlier post I had shown the materials to be used in the cover so it is cool to see the progress. I have now entered this state of when I create the book I no longer am sad to give it away (though I would love to have a duplicate!), I am thrilled to hand over the album so anticipated by the client. This is how it turned out -

The covered spine

a middle spread

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Michael & Jessica's Handmade Album materials

Chris and I are working on a custom hand made album currently for Michael and Jessica. We will post the finished product with some of my favorite spreads when it is all complete. These are the materials I am planning on using so far.
I don't think my p&s camera does the colors justice here. I would call the red a cranberry red with a light sheen, not as high as satin. The cream fabric for the inside does have a higher sheen. The ribbon I think is the most robbed here, it is a very nice rich buttery yellow color. There are three brooches I picked out and I think my favorite, because of the intended design of the book is the longer skinny one with the orange inset stones. My second fav is the lighter one, but it definatley has some wear to it since it is an "antique", or at least previously owned - since I don't know the technical definition of "antique".

I am thinking of a covered spine with the horizontal double ribbon like this book. I still need to get the orange ribbon I would like to have as the top accent to pull in the brooch.

Chris is printing inside pages.
I can't wait to get the finished product all done. It is going to be awesome!

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Angela & Dan's Signature Album

These are just a few pages from Angela & Dan's Signature Guest Book. It will be a 7x7 Asuka Book for thier guests to sign thier names and write thier wishes for the couple. We shot thier engagment session in early October, that hot and humid crazy fall day!, in Stillwater. I can't wait to see the real thing!

Friday, August 31, 2007

Tracy & Adam's Handmade Album

Tracy and Adam were married in 2002. We are putting together a handmade album for them that 4x6 photos will be adhered into. It is a 8x15, 56 side album with decorative papers as the cover materials. We utilized stamps and text (used on thier wedding day) into this album. It was a quite complicated process of layout and binding so it all read the right way. Now that we have the template of pages, the opportunities are endless as to what we will be able to create here in house. Whether it is adding photos to pages like this or actually printing our own magazine style layouts, our handmade albums now are going to be unbelievable (as if they weren't already!!!)!

Cameo Cut out and binding

Front Cover minus ribbon

Inside Cover paper

Inside - Between Folios

Inside detail of full spread page, the boxes are our guids as to where the photos will be placed

inside detail of text & stamp on a full spread

Inside layout of final spread
Not long now the next step - adding in the photos! :)

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Crazy with Handmade Albums

I've been on a roll lately with handmade albums. It is a long process to make these, and a lot of time, planning and thought go into each one. It is very hard to part with them but I know they go to a loving home.

This is a NEW offering in our handmade album line with the lace overlay.

Joe & Zoe's 12x12 DeLuxe Album with lace overlay, brooch and side ribbon.

Kim & Josh's 12x12 brooch cover with triple ribbon

Kim & Josh detail of ribbon on moleskin fabric.

Kim & Josh detail of inside paper

Jana & Brad's 12x12 cameo cut out album with double ribbon.

Literally as I type we are working on more handmade albums that are soooo increadible. I am excited for some new offerings to be unvieled very soon with new options for the inside pages.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Parent's Album

This is a handmade album made for Linda
8x8 parents size fits 4x6 and 5x7 prints
has 160 sides (some pages were left blank so she could add her favorite photos from her friends).
papers and a metal side ornamental piece with nameplate

Friday, March 09, 2007

Caryn & Jordan's Handmade Album

Caryn & Jordan's HM Album turned out awesom! Really cool fabric and a cameo cut out.
12x12 with 46 sides with black interior pages.
Another album that was hard to part with!