Tuesday, January 14, 2014

6x6 size chipboard album

Conundrum. Which I'm sure shocks you. I started this little mini as a baby album using a 10 year old (at least) Basic Grey line-Periphery because I don't know the sex of the baby so it needed to be mostly not pink or blue.
 And somehow it all got out of control.

I cut down a 12x12 size chipboard and painted it.
and inked it and painted it some more.
It took 3 days to dry in this humidity and since it was taking that long I added more ink and paint to the covers and started in on the guts of it.

I cut down several different size and picked out music and on the back is like a library card. Added an envelop for keepsakes.

 Of course it still needs some more touches - ALOT more touches, but it was at this point that I was thinking this may not be a good idea as a baby book - especially if its a gift and its not a gift for another scrapper.
So NOW I'm rethinking.

Which is of course a scary thought.
 More birds and I love love love the papers.
I added the bluebirds - like the bluebirds of happiness. Which is baby-esque. This might be a cool album for heritage photos maybe.
ARRRGGGHHH...not sure. 

This is the back cover and the front sort of looks the same - with a bird on it. 

So my QUESTION TO YOU is - should I continue on as a baby album for a gift to a non-scrapper OR keep it for myself (unless you want it) and go back to the drawing board. 

I'm soooooo torn.

5 comments:

  1. The album is turning out gorgeous I love those papers, I just don't know if I would like it for a baby album. I don't necessarily like traditional blues and pink and baby stuff, but this looks so elegant and classy. Not that a baby album can't be elegant and classy. Guess you are back to square one. I love it!

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  2. I love this album!!! You are doing a great job

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  3. Okay - I like this. I like this a lot. But if it's not going to someone who "gets" the whole scrapping outside of the box thing - it may not be as appreciated as it needs to be.

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  4. This is so beautiful, Lynn! If you think it will befuddle the recipient and it's just going to sit unused, I'd keep it for sure.

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  5. keep for yourself:):) gorgeous Lynn!!!

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