Sunday, 14 October 2012

Enjoy the Journey

I've been playing with this project for a while and finally finished it. The idea came from this video  on YouTube.  If you've never come across Laura and Following the Paper Trail and want a book template, she has a huge amount of projects and mini books on YouTube and can often be found broadcasting live on UStream.  The book pages are basically made from envelopes so you can put inserts (tags, mini-books etc) inside the envelopes which are open at the ends. I used basic bookbinding techniques and mat board for the cover.


To avoid a picture heavy post, I've spent the day playing with Windows Live Movie Maker for the first time and I recommend it if you've never tried it before.  I've had great fun.  Interestingly, I lost some clarity uploading into Blogger so it's not as high definition as I would like it to be but it's all a learning curve!



I used some gorgeous double sided Paper Artsy papers which I've had in my stash for ages.  I'm not actually sure if they're still available but they are a good weight and it takes the stress out of trying to match everything.  Now I just need to arrange a trip somewhere so I can fill it with photos and journalling :)

25 comments:

Julia S-W said...

Gorgeous album - love the colours and the embellishments. Impressed that you've made a little film too! Will have to click and have a look!
Have a great week.
Juliaxx

Julia S-W said...

Me again! It's not merely great it's a fantastic book and I'm so glad I watched the film! The journal inserts are gorgeous and there are so many details I would have missed if I hadn't pressed play. Thanks for sharing your wonderful project in this way and I urge everyone who leaves a comment to look at your little film or miss out!
Juliaxx

Cath Wilson said...

Ooh, I love envelope books - one of the first I ever made was made of envelopes and I was looking at it yesterday... lovely. Will try to watch your vid later, but I'm not a big vid person - I know, I'm weird x

flutterbycrafter said...

Wow, this is fantastic, lovely colours and a super vintage effect. Going to take a look at the website you mention xx

Sarah Anderson said...

wondered how I'd missed the previous posts then realised you'd posted them today lol! I bet that book feels as gorgeous as it looks! Great film, I've never played with movie maker so will add it to my list

froebelsternchen Susi said...

just brilliant!

Paula Jane Atkinson said...

I love your cover Carol, it is delicious!
I had actually seen this book & tried to play with it some time ago but then banished it to the back of the craft list.

Great little video & I love the completed thing!!!

Karin said...

Love this Carol, I want to go and make one now. Thank you so much for sharing your video, it's great to see all of those pages.

Suzanne C said...

These are gorgeous! Love the outside as it is so elegant and beautiful. The inside is just as lovely!

sam21ski said...

Wowser, this is fantastic, great idea to do the video too.

Sam xxx

craftimamma said...

I haven't managed to leave a comment for ages (life's been a bit of b... recently) but this is a fab project to throw my hat in once again, lol! It's an absolutely stunning book and one of those works of art that you need to keep coming back to as there are so many wonderful details that you never catch until you've looked over and over again.

Loved the film of all the different elements of your lovely design. Thanks for taking the time to do this.

Thanks for the link too. Off to have a look now as I love making books.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Netty said...

wow loving the video Carol and such a wonderful book with loads of fab pages and embellishments. Am now waiting for the next movie from you.......great music....xx

Cath Wilson said...

Finally got around to it - it's lovely inside, Carol - love all the little details and 'bits' - well worth a watch x

Heather said...

What a fantastic project Carol, and I'm impressed with the video. You'll have such fun filling your book with photos, journaling, etc.

butterfly said...

A truly stunning album, Carol... and thank you so much for the video tour - glamorous location shoot, I notice! Wonderful work!
Alison x

herminesplace said...

Wow fantastic, love it

hazel said...

I love this Carol, it's stunning inside and out. I've never made and envelope book - will have to check out the website later.
xxx Hazel.

karen said...

not only do you have a wonderful book....you can now make movies and I love the on location...in my back garden touch!!

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Wow, I mean - WOW! I absolutely love your book Carol! The papers are gorgeous, the rosettes, pearls, all the pockets and stuff... you've left me speechless. I would love to see it IRL. Coming to Faringdon or Wantage any time soon? lol ;) x

Neet said...

That was fab to watch - thanks for the ink etc. What a brill idea - wish I had read your blog before I did my Ely pictures. Thanks for the comment btw.
Love this book - yes, Laura has some great stuff on her blog/you stream etc but this is yours and you have made it so beautiful. A fantastic book, beautiful colours, lovely parts to it - absolutely just up my street. Thanks so much for sharing everything with us.

Hugs, Neet xx

Marilyn Rock said...

I just love that album Carol!

Paula Whittaker said...

truly beautifully - wonderfully put together project.

Pia said...

waaaauuuuw what a wonderful album, love all beautiful details
hugs Pia

Carrie said...

great album Carol and thanks for the link too I will have a good ol nosey and a play very soon :0)

Chris said...

What a fabulous book, Carol. Love all the different elements you used and the vintagey colour scheme.

I bought some envelopes months ago with the intention of making one of these. One day... lol