For awhile now, I’ve been wanting to create what I call a messy album. Essentially, it is an album/diary etc in which the pages are made of random materials – papers that take your fancy, cardboard, fabric. Whatever you want – the only limit is your imagination! You can see some great examples here, and here.
Well, I finally settled on a theme and got to work. So far I only have my cover finished, and you wouldn’t believe how long that took! I also have some of my pages cut to size and ready to be attacked with ink, ribbon and other goodies.
Now, fair warning, the cover is rather full on. My 7yo so tactfully asked me, ‘Don’t you think that’s a bit much mum?’ After I stopped laughing, I had to agree. It’s bright, it’s random and a hodge podge of goodies. But that’s me, it represents my tastes and interests rather well! I’m using as much upcycled goodies as possible, so I’m bound to continue this random theme lol For example – the doilie used is from a thrift store, the ‘belt’ holding it shut is from an old pair of children’s jeans (it’s the elastic from inside used to adjust the sizing!), the t is covered in denim from the same jeans, the v is old sewing patterns, the u is vintage sheet music and the buttons are more thrift store finds!
I hope to get some work done on the pages for this tonight, including a corny little poem I’ve written for it lol Will update with new pictures soon!