This is most def. a weird post. As you will have noted, if you visit here regularly, I have been de-cluttering. It is amazing the things you find.
Eons ago, perhaps 10 years ago, I did a couple of book compilation projects for a publishing house. The first was a greeting cards file. The way it was done was a bit odd, to me. Basically they sent me a stack of magazines the house also published and my job was to select projects from the magazine and, if at all possible, lift all of the photos they already had used then write text to turn the brief magazine info into a fuller project + technique entry. This was the final product.
None of the projects inside were my work, just the text. Inside was a little tool kit and a projects book and a techniques book
After that, I did a similar craft file, which was on stenciling – don’t still have that one, or at least if I do I haven’t come across it yet LOL!
But after THAT, they asked me to do a Scrapbooking book. That one was meant to have original work in it, as well as framing text. At the time I said that my feeling was that a one-person book would be less interesting if the style the person (ME) used was not to the buyer’s taste. I suggested adding another scrapper to the mix, they agreed, and I asked Shimelle. She said yes, and we set to work. We made layouts and wrote text and just when it was nearly time to hand over the results, the publisher came back to us to say the people they were compiling the book for (I THINK it was Reader’s Digest for some reason) felt the market wasn’t strong enough and had pulled the plug. DOH! Luckily we got paid, and they sent back all of the layouts. I sent Shim the layouts I did using her photos and she sent me the ones she did using MY photos. I never mingled them in my albums, just cause they weren’t MY work, IYKWIM. But I did keep them in another album. And I found them.
Here are a few, but not all she made. I love them all. I want to go back and find at least a couple of examples of the ones I did using the same photos so I can share her version beside my version. From what I recall she did her style and I tried to do a completely different style – more along the Clean & Simple lines so there would be a stark contrast and show how different a scrapbook could be.
I thought you might enjoy seeing these as I am pretty sure they have never seem the light before and it’s a shame cause they are lovely.
Shim was one of the first scrappers I met in the UK when we moved over the second time and she still inspires me over a decade later. I am so delighted to have her layouts using my photos. I hope you enjoy seeing them – finally.