Sunday, 4 August 2013

A new album - ode to summer

Hi you all!
It is still very hot and humid here, I am not a happy bunny, as I cannot cope with the heat well.We seem to be getting more and more extremes of weather lately.

Last week I made an album, using some of the lovely papers that Christine sent me - thanks again! I made the covers from the back of an old drawing block, and cut a large sheet of good quality paper to make the pages of the accordion inside.

The front:


The first double page, with pockets for tags: 


Details:


The next double side with more pockets and a notebook which can be taken out.

 Details:




The back:

When you turn the page the next pages are waiting:

Details:

The accordion from the front:

And from the back:

This was great fun to make, and is a nice album for summer photos, notes etc.
I am linking to 'ode to Summer' at Simon's Monday Challenge.

Have a great day, keep cool, and thanks a lot for coming by!

23 comments:

  1. This is really gorgeous Valerie. Love all the pocket details and the bird embellishing.
    Hugs, Fliss xx
    PS: Hope it cools down for you very soon.

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  2. Love everything about it! So light and full of summer breezes. hugs, Donna

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  3. Absolutely fabulous. So many super places to add things. The design is great.
    Yvonne x

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  4. Valerie, love all the little pockets! Such a delightful summer creation. Sorry you are still in the high heat and humidity! We cooled down a little, but today it is quite humid and I so dislike that! Hugs!

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  5. Valerie, so great to see this, it's beautiful!

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  6. Ooh Gaaanz toll ,wunderschöne seiten mit tollen Notebbooks.

    GLG Jeannette

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  7. Wow! What a wonderful project full of so much detail! Love the little pockets! Thanks for joining along with Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

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  8. So many wonderful pages and great ideas Valerie. The humidity certainly hasn't affected your creativity.

    Hope it is cooler for you soon. It is really wet here today which has a cooling effect I think

    Love Chrissie x

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  9. Ola Valerie, what a gorgeous little book, love all the little pockets and that birdie on the front. We're having it hot here too, can you guess where we are - we're off for a saunter down La Rambla today! Xx

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  10. Oooooh, how lovely! Have fun!!!

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  11. Love your muted tones on this Valerie and how you've done your titles. x

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  12. this is wonderful, love all the bits and pieces! Great project.

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  13. How wonderful Valerie - I love all the envelopes for hidden goodies. You are really getting me going here - I can not wait to get back to my craft room. Maybe a couple more weeks. You are so much fun to follow and I am so sorry about your heat. You will love winter!!!!
    sandy

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    1. I can imagine that it seems to be a long time away from your craft room! But it's just important for you to heal just now!

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  14. Really beautiful, Va, my all time fave album! Hugs, Barb

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  15. das ist wunderschön Valerie! Himmlisch!

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  16. Superb Valerie! Absolutely superb! :0) x

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  17. This is gorgeous, I love how "artfully" you did all the wording too, really looks fabulous and great birds too! ~Diane

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  18. WOW Val... I love this beautiful album... such gorgeous detail... and so much to see... truly wonderful... hope some cooler days have found you...

    Jenny ♥

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    1. They haven't found me yet, but I'm still hopeful!

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  19. absolut genial... wundervolle Kunstwerke!
    Herzliche Grüsse, Sichtwiese

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  20. Fabulous! Love all those tags and pockets.

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