Sunday, 26 January 2014

Journal covers

This journal isn't finished. These will be the front and back covers. I was inspired by Gabrielle Pollocco. She posted a video a few weeks ago on her blog Such A Pretty Mess. I used a piece of packaging for the chipboard base. Then I used a bunch of different stencils with texture paste. Then I glued on various die cuts and the letters. Then I misted and inked. Then glued on the wooden clock. I used crafters workshop and dylusions stencils. Used Cheery Lynn, Memory Box and sizzix and cottage cuts and cuttlebug dies. Used tattered angels and perfect pearls mists. Used perfect pearls powder. Used a few prima crystals. This was a lot of fun to do.  Now I have to ask a friend to zutter it all together for me. I also saw a video on sewing the pages into journals. She made hers out of a cereal box. If I make a few of these maybe I can justify splurging for a zutter for myself....


Our beautiful granddaughter Tatym. She loves Sparks. We were invited one evening to watch her as she was awarded her badge. Used up a bunch of old stash items on this page. Also used Memory Box and Cheery Lynn and Sizzix and Tim Holtz dies. Did some machine stitching. Martha Stewart punches. The Tinker Bell is a stamp from Clearstamps. I embossed it to make the ink stand out a bit more.  

She Loves to Ride

My beautiful daughter and her horse. Her shirt is actually a salmon colour not pink as it looks in the photo. I have promised myself to do more journalling this year. Supplies: Prima and Close to my Heart pp, Reflections ribbon, unknown twine and crystal flourish and brads , real birch bark, Tattered Angels glimmer mist, unknown tag and sentiments, Tim Holtz stencil and tiny attacher and pins and die, Colourbox ink, machine sewing, recycled packaging. Always like to recycle something on each page if I can. 

Great Grandparents

My mom's parents. Supplies: Stampin Up ink and Tim Holtz stamp, Yellow butterflies from Gabrielle Pollocco's blog, Martha Stewart punch, Kaiserkraft pp, Prima wooden semtiments and crystals, Cheery Lynn & Stampin Up & Sizzix dies, fabric store lace and ribbon, Michael's buttons, unknown twine.

My Beautiful Mom

A recent photo of my beautiful mom. She has always looks so young. Supplies: Fabuscraps pp and chipboard, Amercian Crafts glitter paper, Workers Craftshop stencil and homemade texture paste (Thanks to Gabrielle Pollacco for the recipe), Dies by Tim Holtz & Sizzix & Memory Box & Cheery Lynn, Prima stamps for stitching and background, Heidi Swapp "fabulous" stamp, Royal Lace doily, Perfect Pearls glimmer mist, Stampin Up and Colourbox ink, Martha Stewart and EK Success punches, Zva pearl flourish, $ store pearls, fabric store lace.