Sunday, 15 November 2015

A bag full of MEMORIES

Hello crafty friends..
Welcome to my page today. Back to paper crafting after a long time...yes this time with some scrap denim too!
I had an empty cereal box sitting on my table for sometime now and I was wondering what to do with it. As I was playing with it, I realized I could make a bag and so was born this project!
Next, my hands reached out to some old jeans and i ripped some fabric to make the cover. The best combination to go with denim is leather and so.... some faux leather too for this project.
Here is what I made...do you think this is just a bag!
It opens into a handsome, macho masculine album! The paper line used is Tim Holtz “lost and Found” and have used the hidden hinge binding here.
I followed the score line of the empty carton and so the size of the album and spine was determined by that. To enforce the strength of the album, i used thick chipboard and tyvek too to make the album durable.
There are 4 interactive pages...the base being Kraft, the papers compliment so well with it. I have inked the edges with walnut stain to further age the album. There are a lot of tuck spots and some little interesting tit bits that can be opened up for a little surprise!
The faux leather too is with Kraft CS as base and I have actually done some stitching to attach the leather and denim to the cover! How cool is that.
This album screams “masculine” from all sides and so I kept the embellishments sans flowers! Now that is a relief...
The handle is fixed using bronze metal brads and there some charms too hanging from the handle. The little glass bottle is filled with colored sand...white sand + fired brick distress inks!
In all this album has a list of men’s favorite stuff....denim, leather, metal, machine, football , blues, browns , reds and NO FLOWERS! Do you agree???
Do leave me a note about this album...I had a great time making the bag too! A lot of Tim Holtz Visual artistry stamps have been used for the secret elements and surprise notes that spring from the pockets!
I have still not made up my mind about the recipient of this bag full of memories...may be my brother who is visiting me next month with a box full of crafty goodies??? Definitely a deserving candidate...what say?
I would like to enter this album in the following challenges...
Lulupu- make a mini
Sparkles monthly Challenge- Anything But A card
All Sorts Ch Blog- Anything but a card

Thank you so much for stopping by today.

Until my next creative journey,
Happy crafting and recycling.
Cheers.

















17 comments:

  1. Rupa..........love the wonderful album........you have started stitching too now !! sooper sooper like !!

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  2. Rupa, this is fantastic! Love everything about it! You have inspired me to at least think about tackling another Mini Album!
    Hugz,
    Chana

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  3. Wow, this is fantastic, you have created something very special from the boxes and materials
    Yvonne xx

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  4. Gosh!!! Truly a bag full of memories aka surprises...Of course...Ur blog is full of surprises...
    U know...Rupa...un blog enaku Ra. Parthiban kavidhai madri...Vithyasam...Arumai...Azhagu..Pudhumai :) :) :) Short of words...Adan en mozhi kaikodukudhaanu tamizhil solla vizhaindhen :)

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  5. This is some fabulous work Rupa! Love it!

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  6. This is such a great project. Awesome and inspiring :)

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  7. This is really interesting & the album looks lovely :) great memories!

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  8. Oh my gosh Rupa, this is awesome!! I can't believe you turned a pair of old jeans and a pile of cardboard boxes into this incredible album! Yep, you're a creative genius!! Love it, every bit of it!! hugs :)

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  9. Love it love it !! Too good. Looks so much like a bag. Hifi to that lil brain of yours

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  10. Love it love it !! Too good. Looks so much like a bag. Hifi to that lil brain of yours

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  11. Gorgeous project, Love the vintage look & masculine finish :)

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  12. Wonderful project!! Love every part of it & especially the faux leather is looking amazing!!

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  13. Tracy 19 November 2015 at 22:24

    Fantastic creation, thanks for joining Allsorts challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  14. Rupa this is a wonderful project. You are cant go wrong with a masculine project.Thanks so much for joining us at Lulupu - Make a Mini Challenge. Good luck!

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  15. Inspired by your amazing vintage albums I had made one mini album, http://shiningcolourscrafts.blogspot.in/2015/11/pocket-memories.html

    Thanks for your wonderful inspirations!! :)

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  16. Wow! What a fantastic project. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Sparkles Monthly Challenges.

    Hugs Helen P (DT) x

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