Friday, March 13, 2015

Wallflower Collection Folio

Front Cover


This may be the fastest blog post I've ever written because I'm linking my project up with only 40 minutes to spare before the challenge ends. Ugh! The past few weeks...well months...actually have been rather stressful for my family. Somehow I managed every time to meet the deadline but I thought this was going to be the challenge I'd have to sit out. Well I'm happy to say that I pulled a rabbit out of the hat! While my collection folio is covered, altered and assembled it is not filled with my photos and mementos...simply ran out of time...but I did add some of Tim's relatives. ;)

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We are working from Tim's third book in his Compendium of Curiosities series and if you'd like an autographed copy click here


This is what my folio looked like before I started adding pages and pockets. Actually this is the small collection folio and as you can see you have ample space to create a keepsake book. .

A close up of the spine. I used papers from Tim's Wallflower 12x12 paper collection. I love these papers!!! All of the elements added are by Tim and I particularly like the industrial stickers.

Inside left panel, there's a pocket with a mini journal that's filled with pockets for storing photo's, letters, mementos etc. 

The top outer flap. The arrow points to a hidden pocket. 

This is the inside of the top flap.

This is the outer lower flap (what you see when you open the folio).

The lower flap folds down to reveal a pocket and another hidden pocket at the top. I'm kinda fond of those. :) 

What the finished folio looks like opened up. 

You can see some of Tim's found relatives peeking out. :)
Hopefully I'll be able to add a few more detail photos on Monday (I'm currently out of town) so you can see what my pages, tags and pockets look like.

I used several Idea-ology products in making my folio and every edge was inked with bundled sage, frayed burlap or gathered twigs distress ink. The only non Tim Holtz item used was Martha Stewart's Lace Doily border punch. 


This challenge is sponsored by The Inspiration Emporium and they are generously offering the lucky CC3C winner a prize of 

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That's all for me tonight, I'm off to visit the Curiosity Crew and leave some love. 
Have a great weekend everyone!
Lisa xx



24 comments:

Astrid Maclean said...

Absolutely adore your folio!! Love all the clever pockets, great idea t use the top and bottom flaps for pockets too!

Redanne said...

You more than pulled it out of the bag Lisa, you have done a superb job, your folio is simply gorgeous! I love how you showcased the beautiful Wallflower papers, this will make a fabulous holder for your mementos and photos! Anne xx

Tracy said...

Cool!!!! The more pockets the better. Fantastic work Lisa. Hugs!

Julia Aston said...

What a lovely folio Lisa! those papers are perfect and I love all of your 'decorations' so glad you got your post done in time to link it up! I've not worked with a folio yet - nice job on this! Have a great weekend!

Heather Maxwell said...

This is really beautiful and well executed! I love your colors and paper choices and the sweet pockets and embellishments. Nice job!

Anita Houston said...

Gorgeous folio! Love the paper you used and the key hole! Thank you so much for joining in our folio challenge at CC3Challenge!!!

Rea' said...

This is gorgeous !

toni said...

Fabulous Lisa! Loads of gorgeous detail love all your little pockets x

Pia S said...

It looks amazing, and it's so exciting with all the hidden rooms and pockets for treasures and memories...

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Wow Lisa this is fabulous! I have never made a folio but I can see the immense amount of work that has gone in to this and it looks gorgeous. I love the vintage/grunge look to the papers and the elements you have used to embellish it. Look forward to seeing more pictures when you get a chance.
Lorraine

*Vicki* said...

Such a stunning Folio design Lisa!! Love all of the different pockets and the papers are so gorgeous!! Beautiful work!!

Marjie Kemper said...

This is gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at CC3C!

Diane said...

Wow just a beautiful folio design.

Hugs diane

butterfly said...

Simply magnificent, Lisa - what a wonderful way to make the most of those glorious Wallflower papers - you've definitely inspired me to get my folio down off the shelf (where it's been sitting for an age) and start to play next time I have some time!!

Sorry to hear life's been difficult. I hope you're doing okay.
Hugs,
Alison xx

Sara Barker said...

Wow! what a gorgeous folio you have put together! I love your choice of the Wallflower paper stash to paper this! Absolutely gorgeous!

Asha said...

Gosh! Words fail me.... where do I begin! This is super stunning, Lisa! Hope you are well.
hugs Asha

The Craft Cupboard Under the Stairs said...

Beautiful! Sweet pockets

Deborah Adams said...

Your Folio is awesome!!! :D I like how you created secret pockets and folds, great idea. I haven't made a folio yet and well you have so inspired me to give this a try.
Thank you for sharing your wonderful project.

Shirley said...

OMGosh, it's great to be back look at your creative master pieces!!! This is wonderful, warm, and will be treasured even before you've added the pictures too.

Annette Green said...

WOW! Gorgeous folio, Lisa! I love the paper, of course, but you really displayed how wonderful it is here. The pockets on the fold-outs are great, and I really like the addition of the Industrious stickers. Fantastic!

Samantha said...

Totally AWESOME so much work and effort its Amazing I am totally gobsmacked!
hugs me xx

Hope your keeping ok too xx

Lisa M said...

You're just amazing! Have I told you that before? That's right...I did and it is true. This is just AMAZING L1. I am in complete awe of your incredible talent and ability to come in right before the deadline with a jaw dropping creation. I hope the stress level eases up for you. Hoping all is okay..
hugs to you my friend,
L2

Gio said...

Wow your entry is amazing, Lisa!

And I love all your paper crafting, you are a master!

Margaret said...

Oh, this is just amazing! I love all of the pockets and folds in this! You have outdone yourself again!

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