I've been furiously working on my first client based scrapbook so I've been even MORE invisible and distracted than usual.
This is my first continuous scrapbook project- ever.
I usually make 8 to 10 pages a month (which isn't much considering I'm on 4 design teams).
None of my personal pages ever make it into an actual scrapbook.
They go into a memory box or on several easels I have around the apartment.
So this project was a true challenge and very exciting.
- My client has been saving all sorts of bits and bobs since high school. 9 years ago.
- My client handed over a folder with over 50 movie ticket and Broadway show stubs dating back to 2005.
- I have free rein over what will go in the design of the book as long as I don't go completely theoretical (you KNOW what my "theoretical" pages look like. This guideline was necessary.)
I am extremely nervous- what if my eclectic style doesn't fit the client's vision?
I didn't design a series of two pagers so no pages in the book "match".
There is no "page flow"- I wanted the book to look like something which took a very long time to make- years.
|Isn't that photo the cutest thing EVER? They are SO HAPPY! |
Ormolu tags bring s little more focus to the photo.
I had to print it very small because of it's low resolution.
- Paint, drips, gesso and 3D flowers. (If I got the look wrong it would be a disaster)
- Anything that would pop off of the page.
- Using a bazillion products- I stuck to a "kit" to economize and to make things easier since I had 15 pages to make in 3 weeks (in addition to my regular assignments- no pressure!)
The "kit" took the longest!!! The hardest part of the job by far.
The first page took 2 days.
I freaked out over "What would my client do?" and second guessed everything down to the choice of glue. GLUE!!!!!
It was a dark couple of days.
Keeping my young and urban client in mind, I used lots of bright pops of color and white space.
I snuck in some hearts, paper doilies and fussy cut flowers- you can't leave ALL romance out the book!!!
This was an amazing experience.
At one point (since I had no personal memories to get in the way) I was meditating on the beauty of family, love and tradition and all KINDS of ideas started to percolate.
Scrapping as yoga- believe it!
Gratuitous Lola SHOT!
|Little miss is BRAVE. Here she is climbing rocks in Central Park. |
I didn't take this photo. I am INCAPABLE of taking this photo.
I would never let the kid get near that rock. Thanks Dave.