Sunday, October 3, 2010

finally, some time to play

Wow, I must say, I love the way this journal turned out. Oh how I've missed my inks....
I made this journal for my sister in law. She is having surgery tomorrow (they found cancer on her kidney so it's being removed). This journal is for people to sign when they visit her, they can write words of encouragment, she can write down what people have brought her or done for her. My sister in law is off all duties for 3 months (lucky duck) so it's up to her 4 kids and hubby to make meals, clean and do laundry. Plus take care of her every need (teehee). Thank goodness her kids are VERY responsible and already do their part in keeping the house running.
But I'm sure many of us will still help where we can.
I made the cover of the journal with chipboard. I used Elegant Soriee pp and used modge podge to glue it to the chipboard. I didn't take and inside cover shot, it just has Soft Suede cardstock.
I inked the pp directly with the Crumb Cake ink pad in an up/down sweeping motion, then sponged Soft Suede in few places. I used Frech Script background stamp with Soft Suede ink. The damask stamp from Friends 24/7 set in Basic Grey ink. The dots from Extreme Elements in Baja Breeze ink. The flowers are from one of my tutorials using the scallop circle punch. I used Baja Breeze cardstock and blue rhinestone brads. Once assembled I spritzed them with Champagne mist shimmer paint mixed with alcohol. The leaves I cut freehand, crinkled then inked using Old Olive cs and ink. Added a few strips of tuelle that I ran my Soft Suede ink pad over. The tag is made with the big shot matchbox die and I stamped the word grateful on it. It's on dimensionals to add a little....dimension. The black bling swirl is not SU!. Oh, and I punched the holes and added the owire with my bind-it-all.
There are 14 inside pages for people to sign or for her to keep notes. I added a little decorative edge and a stamped image to each page, and little Crumb Cake ink with a sponge.
I also added 3 window sheets cut into top note shapes and decorated. The first one I used a tag cut with the matchbox die and stamped the saying "Life is a matter of moments." The flowers are dyed with Baja Breeze reinker. The crochet flower was from a friend of mine.
This second one has a tag also cut with the matchbox die and the saying is "You're a friend who makes good times great."
This last one says "You're in my thoughts, you're in my heart"
On the back cover I kinda did the same as the front. But I used the Tres Chic background stamp, the blotch from Extreme Elements, and the damask from Friends 24/7. I also lightly misted the entire thing with champagne mist shimmer paint with alcohol.
So? What do you think? Pretty awesome hey?!!

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Irina said...

looks beautiful Anne.

Leigh said...

Wow! This is absolutely gorgeous, Anne! Not to mention thoughtful and so sweet of you! Love it!!

carol said...

She's gonna love it! It turned out really nice!