Tuesday, 8 September 2009

Los Angeles Album

Los Angeles Album with acetate Front Cover 

Warning: This post has rather a lot of photos!
Karen was lucky enough to go to Los Angeles in February this year. Ostensibly for a Media Studies trip but they had a great time visiting the Hard Rock Cafe, Grauman's Chinese Theatre (where famous people's hand and foot prints are immortalised) and Rodeo Drive for shopping too. They had day passes to Warner Bros, Universal and Sony film studios - five days of hectic sightseeing and fun! A trip of a lifetime for my daughter as it was the first time she had been in an aeroplane!
She brought back 100+ photos and 6 hours of video footage she had taken! So the photos were crying out to be put into an album for her to keep. The problem was getting her to decide which photos to include, but eventually, with much nagging from me, I  finally made a start on the album in June!

First page without the acetate cover overlaid
Warner Bros Studios 
'Friends' Set at Warner Bros Studios
Santa Monica
I made the album completely from scratch, cutting coloured card and acetate pages to take a couple of photos per page, and used papers from K & Co's Blue Awning collection. I included pages of differing sizes rather than keeping them all the same width - I think this is more fun for the reader. Karen did all the journaling and there's a pocket to hold her plane tickets, mementos etc on the back cover. I used my crop-o-dile to punch holes through everything and used bright blue book rings (Oh for a Bind-It-All!) to hold it all together.

An open-ended slip cover to keep the album in was the final part of the project. I made this from cardboard (the heavy-duty kind found in transit envelopes which I always save) and covered the outside with matching papers.
Karen's very pleased with her keepsake  - and has edited her video footage at last! - into two videos which she has on  Facebook. The videos don't mean much unless you know the people in them, but as she will be studying TV Production at University, it's all good experience for her.
I can't even get my head around Paint Shop Pro, so I'm not going anywhere near her video-editing software!! Just leave me the easy job of papercrafting please.

1 comment:

  1. This is so clever - I like all the different page ideas too. Been thinking recently about a BIA too, all these ideas and I would love to get my photos off the computer and more accessible. Hmmm.



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