Friday, October 20, 2006

My "You Think You Know Me" Album

I have been working on my album for Shimelle's You Think You Know Me Class. Usually late at night after a long day. Usually when I need to escape.

I decided I want to do my own thing and not buy a preconstructed album. After all I am definitely not the norm nowadays. So I started with some chipboard, my Rollabind, and a pencil.

This is what I came up with...


It says "ME" only the E is facing up and makes it a bit off and kinda funky just how I feel. And yep, that's pencil marks you see. I was sketching out letters and ideas before I went at it with the scissors.

The cool part is that the "M" opens to the side and has enough chipboard pages for 5 layouts. And the "E" lifts up and has room for 5 layouts. And I really dig that! All my own design so I am proud of myself.. The black button like things are actually the Rollabind disks that are the hinges or binding of the book. I can add more pages just by popping them on the disk or remove them just as easy.

Here is what the cover looks like right now:



I decided to go with negative images in black and white to strengthen the fact that there is 2 seperate albums if you will. I think it turned out pretty good.

Here's what the "M" looks like opened:


And here is the "E" side opened:


And this is the back cover:



One solid piece of chipboard that keeps the "M" and "E" from seperating. Don't mind the weirdo dots. The lighting is bad.

I would love to hear some comments. I don't post my work often. Always afraid of the negative feedback but as Gen reminded me, As long as I LOVE IT then it doesn't matter.

The kids are both away for the night so I am going to scrap until the wee hours while I have some alone time. Hopefully I will post some pages in the next few hours. :)

7 comments:

ArtsyMama said...

What a great idea! Looks fabulous:)

eef said...

Love your album! How cool is that you can open it from two sides!!! Really like it, very original ;-)

Ngaire said...

Tam this album is wonderful! Good on you for creating something so individual and striking! I love the look of it and you should be very proud of it.
And bah humbug to those of you who dont like it!

~Krystyn~ said...

Your album is awesome!! Super creative and it looks GREAT!!! Can't wait to see more!

Tam said...

Thanks guys for all your comments!

I don't share very often I guess to be honest because I am afraid of the reactions I will get. But I do appreciate all of you taking the time out to leave some wonderful words of encouragement.

You made my day...ok week.

Much love!
Tam

Rosemary said...

Your book is excellent! Great job!

I haven't even started mine.

Nat said...

Wowsers - this is awesome!!!!!

 
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