i like it…

From some humble beginnings… a cardboard lid, comes a little mini album that is near and dear to my heart. It’s a little album about things I like, right now in 2011.

It’s messy and stampy, out-of-my-box and is all manner of things all hodge-podged together.

And do you know what?

I had the most fun creating this album than I have anything in a long time.

I love the randomness.

The imperfection.

I love it for all the ink and paint on my fingers creating it.

Today I’m super excited to be the first guest designer at the brand-new Lessology Blog. Lessology is a new challenge blog dedicated to altered things. It’s all about the beauty and artistry of using less. OK, OK, When you look at this album you don’t see “less”. I have fun putting everything and anything that appealed to me on it. But the basic album was created with upcycled cardboard and everything you see on it I had in the house. A lot of it is bits and pieces I had laying around that needed used up.

I hope you’ll stop by and join me today at Lessology for photos, all the details on this album and how to make it.

It seems like today is a busy, busy day for me. Stay tuned as I’ll be back!

 

Happy creating!

17 responses to “i like it…

  1. Oh this is FABULOUS, Julia! I LOVE IT. It really is so YOU. :)

  2. this is gorgeous, Julia!

  3. Oh Julia, I just adore your work…such a fabulous upcycled album! I’m thrilled that you’re Guest Designing with us over at LESSology!

  4. I absolutely love this! What a great way to not only up-cycle but keep things you like close at hand and turn them into art to boot! I love the texture the crumpled sewing patterns lend…what a great idea! Thanks for the inspiration!

  5. Jaw dropping gorgeous! So glad to have you with us this month!

  6. very cool, it’s like those smash albums, I love how you did one of all the things you love now, it will be neat to look back on in a few years

  7. Very pretty Julia! I have got to try a mini-album soon, it just seems like it would take far longer than a card! Ha!

    Also — congrats on being featured at Moxie Fab today! :-)

  8. Congrats for being a Moxie Fabber…

  9. This is wonderful! Love the shabby chic feel of it!

  10. Just brilliant Julia! You never fail to amaze me with your beautiful creations and this one is no exception. :)

    Thank you so much for being LESSology’s first guest designer. You are such an inspiration and it’s our honour to have you with us. :)

    Congrats on being Moxie Fabber of the Week! :)

  11. Your book is brilliant and amazing. I love all of the pretty details…especially the cardboard and the pretty flower on the front. Thank you so much for guesting with us at LESSology. :)

  12. Looks like such fun! Glad to discover you at Moxie Fab! You go Moxie Girl!

  13. Hey Julia! I was so, so excited to see that you are guest designing for our first challenge at LESSology! You absolutely nailed the altered book challenge. This is GORGEOUS, girl! Love every little inch of it. :)

  14. Ou! Paint & text and numbers & texture. Dreamy!

  15. Wow! This is sooooooooooooooooooooo very cool!

  16. Your album is awesome! I love the collage look but still find it hard to achieve but worth trying. Thanks for the inspiration! :)

  17. Hola soy nueva en esto pero me gusta tu album. Sigue asin y gracias por compartir tus ideas.

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