Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Wedding Guest Book: Concertina Girly Pink & Purple

Concertina guest book, all pink and purple

This was commissioned by a friend whos long time friend was getting married and she wanted to give a guest book to the bride for the wedding.

Conversation 6 months ago...
Sen: I want a guest book. Pink and purple. Make it girly. Bling it up too!
Me: Sure, no problem.

I used purple and pink through out. From pink pages to purple covers, pink and purple roses, pink and purple ribbons, and pink and purple blings in heart and circular shapes... All pinked and purpled out.

Close up of heart shaped gems detail

I was also really tired during this period. So looking at these pictures reminded me how tired I was, but I had to push myself to get this done as I had other orders waiting in line.

Then I noticed mistakes started to crop up, is it obvious? Can I fix it? Do I just push on?

I had to fix it, it was too obvious to leave it be, my QC is very high. Mental note, don't ever do that again, nip it in the bud.

Close up detail of pink and purple roses at the ends of the ribbons

I was very happy when I was done. Both sides of the guest book was decorated as it'll be used for two ocassions to reflect that. And my friend was very happy when I delivered it to her.

More pictures can be seen here.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Dos-A-Dos: Pink & Purple

Pink and blue back to back book 

One day a friend and I were talking, her mother in law birthday was coming up and she was trying to figure out what to get for her MIL who has absolutely everything. She was telling me how her in laws are really into books, as from her description, the house was packed with books as they love books. She mentioned how her MIL also kept journals, and she would use the old school text books for that.

'Ah hah!' moment.

Why not get a hand made journal? And there were other parts in the conversation that lead up to using images of the grandchildren as end sheets.

End sheet with grandchild no.1

Chose the pictures, fiddle around with Photoshop, and there you have it! A completely original personalised journal for the intended recipient.

Quite sweet isn't it.

More pictures of the book can be seen here.  

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Stab Bound: 6th Batch!

I actually lost track of how many batches I've been making, it wasn't until I was preparing the invoice when I checked what number I was up to. Goodness, six batches already, and that translate to 120 stab bound autograph books I have made for the school so far. No wait, 130 because the first batch was 30 books and after that 20 at a time.

Note to self, check when does contract making these ends.


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