What a fabulous idea from the lovely Lin Brown making a journal to carry around. Personalising it too is so special that I wanted one.
So I followed her instructions as best I could. This is the person who has never yet stuck properly to a recipe. I didn't have any canvas and can never wait to get stuff so I found some canvas -style fabric.
I used similar colours to Lin and had to use PA Chartreuse as it is still my fave!
I used greyboard and stuck to the 5x7 size.
The hardest bit was stamping onto the acetate. Because it slips, I found myself getting so far and then ruining it so this was my 3rd attempt.
I glued some gold lace as a panel down the front of the book and used wired ribbon for my spine.
I didn't have much in the way of decent paper to put inside so used a pile of envelopes instead. so I can make notes and store bits inside.
Thankyou Lin for setting me off again. I think that I would like to camp out in your craftroom!
This is amazing hazel! Love the ribbon and can I pinch your idea with the envelopes? So cool!ReplyDelete
Love this Hazel, your stamping looks amazing well done for carrying on. What a great idea to use envelopes xxxReplyDelete
What a beautiful journal Hazel, love the ribbon and lace additions, the inside cover is just lush and perfect acetate stamping! Gorgeous! Ruth xReplyDelete
Great Hazel, and very quick of the mark. xReplyDelete
Hazel, this is a gorgeous version of Lin's book, the ribbon is a great touch - and well done for the great stamping on the acetate (eventually!) lolReplyDelete
Ooooh this looks fab hazel, love your bow and the envies inside are a novel idea - hope it's going to get some use xxxReplyDelete
This is gorgeous and beautiful album Hazel! Pop the ribbon and great idea for stamped on the acetate! I love the envelopes pages xxReplyDelete
Ooooh... Rather scrummy Hazel, great colours and love your stamping, genius idea to add envelopes instead of paper, much better idea. Everyone should have one of these in their bag :-) xxxReplyDelete
This is stunning Hazel! The envelope pages are a great idea! xxxReplyDelete
Weren't you fast out of the blocks on Lin's night!! Love your twist. Yes acetate can be a nightmare. I remember back in the day we often used to 'pounce' it with our chalk anti-static bags to help prevent skidding before stamping with stazOn . Might be worth a go.ReplyDelete
Great journal. Love the idea of envelope pagesReplyDelete
Wow, Hazel - love your journal covers - the acetate words are so cool... and what a brilliant twist with the envelopes.ReplyDelete
Wow wow wow awesome journal, I really love the size you made and the envelopes inside is a fantastic idea :-) Kezzy xxxReplyDelete
Fantastic ! Love both the outside, well done for persevering with the acetate, and the inside.. love the envelopes idea.ReplyDelete
Oh your handmade journey is gorgeous! The envelopes are clever!ReplyDelete
gorgeous...love the muted colours but still filled with such interest...ReplyDelete