Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Color book project...

So Scott asked for details on the color books and since I'm trying to find people to do the project I thought I'd go public with my explanation. Ok, so first, no, you do not have to know everyone involved well or even at all. The one I'm doing right now I don't know more than half of the people. Friends of a friend.

Basically it works like this. You choose a color or idea (some I've seen: nature, powder blue, beach, black & white etc) and buy a scrapbook you like for everyone to fill. Since this would have to be a mail thing, the book should be relatively easy to ship. Plus, you're in charge of the shipping for your book (you supply stamps or money and inform the people how much to put on envelope/box for each shipping), so if you choose a huge one, you're screwed. At the beginning you fill out a sheet about who you are, what your idea/color scheme is etc. This page will have everyone's name and address on it. When you're ready, you pick a name on the list and send it off. When that person has finished, they cross themselves off the list and send it to someone who isn't crossed off. Eventually it will get back to you. The one I'm involved with now is probably taking an entire year. Someone has to be in touch with everyone so that if anyone moves it can be reflected on the sheets. In every book I've seen, the owner did their own first page, but I don't really think that's necessary. I think maybe it helps with the "vision" of the book.

Basically you can do whatever you want within the range of the persons color scheme. Although branching off does happen. For example, if my color is pink someone may think pink and lime green and go from there. I've seen magazine cut out pages, drawings, really anything you can think of. I always end up using a lot of glue. Maybe just because I like glue...

Does that help at all? I'd post some pictures of what pages look like, but the only book I have is Liz's and there is a chance she reads this site. I don't want to ruin the surprise for her. Anyone is welcome and we have to have more than 6, so right now its only my sis, me and Scott (if you decide you'd like to do this). So obviously, there is no project right now. But if anyone out there is interested, let me know....


  1. People in Minnesota like crafts...

  2. I'd do it again. Although we should really try to set some kind of time limit on it somehow. Like ask people to only have each book for one week or something like that. I don't know exactly

  3. Obviously, you know I'm in. And S said he'd consider doing it. (Can you imagine how hard it would be if both S and I did it? When we had to do each other's books? We'd have to be really good, and not sneak peaks at our own books, wouldn't we? ooooooh.)

  4. I'm in. Let me know when we start.