Every once in a while I like to mix it up! Making something other than a card is super fun, gives you a gift to give (in many cases) and stretches you creatively‘
I had a ton of larger chipboard pieces that hadn’t used in card making because they were honking huge (look a those words! 5” long!) And for my design teams especially I like to do something other than a card! So for this week’s Crazy 4 Challenges, I decided on a journal. Our theme was to make something related to spring (or fall if you live in the southern hemisphere). Of course it’s insanely cold here, UGH! NO spring in sight. When I’m making journals, I usually keep them pretty flat so the larger embellies don’t get messed up during use, especially when I make them for kids. But this one is for a grown up so I went pretty dimensional. I do suppose though that it might be hard to write on the backs of the pages… Ah heck, I never write on the backs anyway!! Hopefully whomever ends up with this won’t either, or maybe write on their lap??!!
I started by placing everything in it’s place which takes a while with this many embellies! Then I took everything off and I added some custom mixed pink embossing paste (Copic/Golden) and applied it through a random heart stencil (SSS). The base of the embellie cluster is a doily (die PTI) then I layered on a sticker with a white flower on it. Then some chevron ribbon (May Arts), seam binding ribbon (Masterstroke), sequins (Simplicity), buttons (PTI) and roses (Really Reasonable Ribbon). The other embellies and paper are all American Crafts.
The binding canvas sticky back ribbon stuff is from Prima and I airbrushed it with a few shades of ink to match my journal. I was super happy with how it turned out! What do you think?? Spring is the best season for creating (right??) so this challenge is fabulous! You want to play right? Visit all of our amazing designers to see how everyone else interpreted this theme! I’ll look for you all there!