Thursday, 20 June 2013

How Much Fun Can You Have With Three Bits of Paper.............................????????


Evening All,

I wanted to share this mini-journal with you all. I had SOOOOOOO much fun making it but I will apologise now as this is a little photo heavy!!

My inspirations for this came from Valerie Sjodin's stunning, shaped edge, hand bound journals and Teesha Moore's fab youtube tutorial for a hand bound journal, please pop on over via the links included if you fancy a peek too.

I have adapted my mini-journal to fit my supplies and make it my own........

Front cover

Back cover

Internal pages

Full cover spread

Ha ha ha, 3 sheets of A4 160gsm paper, folded, trimmed, painted, stamped, stenciled, stamped again, embellished (slightly!!), doodled, bound together with a simple 3 hole pamphlet stitch and secured with a magnetic clasp.

Stamp credits go to - Paperartsy, Lynne Perella (Acey Deucey and Stampington), Stampotique, Lindsay Mason (DooLallyPip), Bo Bunny, Lost Coast Designs, Prima and various others from my stash that I sadly couldn't identify!!

The 'colour pop' embellishments were made by colouring an old book page with distress ink, stamping the images I had chosen, cutting them out and then embossing them with a single coat of clear powder - I love how distress ink intensifies in colour by doing this.

Many thanks for popping by and leaving a comment if you feel you would like to, your time and thoughts mean a lot.

Huge hugs



Karen Gist said...

Having had my paws on this I can say that's its really beautiful Dawn! HUGS xxx

My name is Erika. said...

Love the colors here and the whole idea of going with the mistake to see where it takes you. This one took you to a beautiful place.

Sandy Leigh said...

Loving this journal! Thanks for sharing! --Sandy Leigh

Terrie Purkey said...

What a fabulous idea and your journal turned out beautifully. I may have to try my hand at it this weekend. I didn't have a chance to watch the videos (I'm at work), but I'll watch them for sure this weekend. Thanks for sharing the inspiration.

Suzy said...

Wonderful journal!

coco said...

I love this book Dawn !!! Especially the front and back covers are wondeful... And like you, I love these stamps from PaperArtsy and Stampotique (I have some that I should use more often when I see what you did with them! :)) Big hugs xx

Sandy said...

Oh Dawn - what a wonderful little book. You have done a really fantastic job with this!!

Joyfulploys said...

This is a fabulous journal! Thanks for sharing it!!!

BJ said...

Adorable mini album, must go to the links to see how it was actually made. Love how you have decorated the pages especially using the 3 main colours as different backdrops. Gorgeous. BJ

Gio said...

I'm pretty sure you had a lot of fun making this. It's perfect from the first page to the last one! Such colours and compositions!