Hello all!! I’m so excited to share this very special project I created this week. There’s lot’s of pictures….so grab a cup of tea and settle in. As you all know I’ve taken delivery of 2 huge boxes of super beautiful G45 papers for the shop and I’m having myself a good ol time playing with them.
So the back story of this Vivre Album is that it began life as an antique law book. I removed all the insides and painted it black to enhance the warm paper patterns.
I added a braided chain to the key and hung a lovely metal heart fob. All the black roses were hand painted and glittered. All the yellow flowers were cut from G45 scrap paper and inked and layered. Behind the flowers I’ve added beautiful black netting for texture.
I’ve incorporated the Medium Tag Book which you’ll see gives me pockets on the inside….and on the outside it’s beautiful tabs.
The inside cover has a lovely harlequin pattern and a tag from the French Country line. I’ve finished the tag off with Natural Burlap trim with black accent and black seam binding. You can see how the pockets work now…..with tags for additional for journaling and mementos.
I used the pages from the original law book to create really chunky thick pages with a lovely tattered edge. The inside pages are finished off with coordinating paper patterns and trimmed butterflies.
There’s a second pocket page with additional tags.
Here’s a better view of the pockets. I adhered them to a coordinating paper pattern to ensure they stay extra sturdy.
Keeping the tattered edges on the book papers helps to give this album an amazing fullness and texture.
So that’s my very special Vivre Album. I hope you love it as much as I do : )