We have a new challenge starting over at A Vintage Journey today which is all about books. As this co-oincides with me flying out to Cyprus with my two old school friends for our annual trip away, I just had to make a journal.
The lovely Deb is our host this month and our challenge theme is "Book It". For all the details of the challenge then hop on over to her fabulous blog post HERE and also to see how the rest of the Creative Guides have interpreted this fabulous theme.
I cut my covers out from stiff card first and decided I needed to get the patterns absolutely perfect on the covers. So rather than put the papers in the Sissix machine I measured everything and cut it out of the paper to get that gorgeous design wrapping around the journal.
The 1/4" corner chomp on the Crop-A-Dile is a perfect match for Eileen's die so I got my rounded corners easily.
The covers were then adhered to the board. As I only wanted two signatures inside (I am only on holiday for a week!) I glued the spine together to make it smaller.
I then glued strip on to the spine and repunched the holes. Voila! all ready to go with decoration!
I had bits and pieces of the papers left for decoration and of course lovely tags which are included in the paper stack. There is a pocket on the inside cover ......
.... and this year very glamorous photographs depicting the three of us !!!
Small collages on the individual pages just ready for journalling.
A useful pocket for tickets.
Some of Alison's wonderful Friendship quotes.
And another pocket on the inside back cover. I have been waiting to use this Tim Holtz Found Relatives photograph for ages!
There is not much decoration on the cover as the papers were just so beautiful I didn't want to cover them up. (The translation is: Nothing is Art if it does not come from Nature.)
The journal is all ready in my case for writing up each evening and all the little collections of bits and pieces I manage to collect! I don't know how many of these wonderful Journals I have made now. Eileen Hull has really given us so many wonderful dies I can't imagine not going on holiday without one! Thank you Eileen!!!!!
As always thank you for joining me today and don't forget to hop on over to A Vintage Journey to see all the other fabulous makes for this challenge. And of course I hope you find the time to join us too.
Have a great weekend! I will !!!!