Monday, September 21, 2009

my first commissioned project...


My mother-in-law asked if I would be interested in creating a book for her friend about her daughter's first communion. I thought it would be a great challenge to take on. I had 3 months to complete it as my mil was away on vacation for the summer. I have never completed a mini book before so I wasn't sure how to tackle it. I settled on going with coordinated papers as it seemed the best way to create flow. I found a great little 8X8 book from Little Yellow Bicycle with papers from the zinnia line. It included some stickers and papers and I purchased other pieces from the line so I would have lots to work with. With some of the leftover product I created 3 blank layouts that they can add their own photos to.
I haven't given it to my mil yet but here's a sneak peek for everyone else.



Some of the layouts have hidden jounalling tags where special messages can be written





This layout is a double page spread















6 comments:

Julie said...

Wow. Absolutely incredible work. This is just beautiful and I'm sure they'll cherish it.

Anonymous said...

it's beautiful. she will love it!

Darcy

Karan said...

im sure she will love it, you did an awesome job Shelby!

Tracey said...

This is gorgeous Shelby! WHat a lovely gift!

Veronica said...

this is awesome! Way to go!

Bev said...

fantastic job Shelby...love the layouts and the great colouring...a keepsake forever...great job