Wednesday, 21 January 2015

The Making of Harry Potter

This is the final page of my Harry Potter Studio Tour album, but also the first, my title page. I had three things that I wanted to be in this page -  the picture of the Great Hall doors from my email booking confirmation, our tickets and a piece of film chipboard - but I wasn't sure how to combine them so I kept putting off making the page. At one point I had the idea of a patchwork of scraps behind the main photo, so doing it last was my best course of action.

However, once I saw the Twistback Thursday challenge at Sketch-n-Scrap, I knew if would work perfectly with my picture and tickets. This new challenge combines an archive sketch with a twist. This month the twist is to use something old and something new on the page. 

All the papers and cardstock on this page are new, bought for this album, and the chipboard and brads are old.

So now that I've finished all my Harry Potter pages, I will look back through them as a whole. I'll add things where they're needed and change things that I don't like. There is one page that I may re-do. I also hope to do an album share video or slideshow soon.  

Cardstock - Colorset, Bazzill
Paper - October Afternoon Witch Hazel
Vellum - from Stash
Letters - Tim Holtz Idea-ology
Chipboard - Creative Embellishments
Die Cuts - OA Witch Hazel
Wood Veneer Stars - Studio Calico
Bards - Papermania

Fiskars Postage Stamp Border Punch
Woodware Scalloped Circle Punch


  1. WELL DONE Amanda! Your last/first page looks fabulous, what a great feeling it must be to complete an album. I love the simplicity of your design with the ink splats that soften the background and the film strip is awesome! Thanks for sharing your Harry Potter page with us at Sketch N Scrap. xx

  2. OMG, you are right this was a perfect fit for your memorabilia!!! I love your take on the sketch, that film strip is just a GREAT addition to the page! I have really enjoyed your Harry Potter album, thanks for joining us at Sketch N Scrap!

  3. Great job! I love all the memorabilia. How fun! Great job! Thanks for playing along with Sketch N Scrap!

  4. Beautiful layout!!! Thanks to joining us at Sketch N Scrap!!!!

  5. Great job. I love it. Thank you for joining us at Sketch n Scrap.

  6. Absolutely perfect work with the memorabilia! LOVE the handwritten journaling too! Thanks for playing along with Sketch N Scrap! :)

  7. Awesome job with the sketch! Isn't it great when things work out? Thanks for joining us at SNS!

  8. Great layout! Thanks for sharing with Sketch~N~Scrap!

  9. Love your layout! Great job!Thanks for joining us at Sketch N Scrap! :)

  10. Great job. Beautiful page. Thank you for joining us at Sketch N Scrap!

  11. This is great! Thank you for joining us over at Sketch N Scrap!

  12. Isn't wonderful when things fall into place! Great job and perfect way to use the three things you wanted to use! Thank you for joining us at Sketch N Scrap!

  13. this works so well for your memorabilia!