Calendar album commission

I can finally reveal the pictures of the recent album I made for a friend of mine.

She phoned me a few weeks ago to ask if I had any ideas for something for her son's birthday. he runs a backpacking hostel in Argentina and has been out there a year. She wanted something that could commemorate his business and more... We discussed it, she brought pictures round and we chatted about her son and what he was like etc.

Anyway, after an enjoyable process including her bringing round an old pair of jeans and a piece of a rope ladder he climbed as a child to her going thought my scrapbook papers and choosing colours and textures she liked, I then set to work on the album.

I knew I wanted to use my bind-it-all, and as agreed create a calender style album that did not have months or dates written in so he could choose to fill in retrospectively or for the future. work on Carole Janson's blog inspired me for this.

I also knew I wanted it to be textured, not to neat, I love Donna Downey's work with fabric albums, and had shown my friend Donna's website. Incidently she loved all the colour of Donna's work but we didn't think they would be appropriate for her son.

Anyway, enough chat, to the pictures... I have some more detailed pictures of hidden flaps and quotations. Please leave a message if you would be interested in seeing these and also if you'd like to commission me to make something for you!

PP by Basic Grey, HOTP, Sandylion, TLC and maybe others. Cardstock by TLC. Bind-it-all, various punches, stamps by All Night Media, Hero Arts, Clever cut and others. Paint by Adirondack.


lisa said...

Wow, what a fab album. That cover just looks so cool : )
I hope your friend and her son love it. lis xx

Hazel said...

This is superb, Ruth - I love the textures and 'randomness' of it - what a cool idea!

librariane said...

What fun! I love how creating a blank album makes one stretch one's creativity. This is really neat.

Rachelxx said...

Love the album Ruth - you have done a lovely job!

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