This purse acrylic album I made at a class at the Portland Creating Keepsakes Convention. (CK) It was my first exposure to working with acrylic and I learned lots of great things like how to adhere to it (clear glue dots), what kind of paper to use (double sided so the mat is for both sides!) that if you use flowers they look great from both sides! (No stems means they are never upside down!) We also learned to stamp on acrylic and how to use an acrylic dye. (Not a fan of the dye!) In the end, I had this adorable purse album that's sat around for a couple of years, empty.
Then I saw the pictures of my daughter's first horse back ride and I knew I had the perfect combination! My daughter still talks about the horse she rode, Sailor, as if it was yesterday! (Two years later!) I created this album for her to have in her room as an accent, but also to remind her of that great ride!
The leaves on the bottom page are part of the patterned paper. I had extra, so I cut them out, inked the edges and added popdots to give some dimension and added them to the top page for continuity! The one of the buttons across the top of the page actually hide a hole in the paper! :)
Since I don't have the photos yet, I cut out the photo anchors and kept the sticker backing to the part that would touch the photo. I then used a brad to adhere the rest of it down. After I put photos in, I'll just remove the sticker backing and stick it to the photo!