Tuesday, April 20, 2010

PAPER WHIMSY JOURNAL



I joined in a swap recently at Paper Whimsy which required making a small journal, 5"x7", and decorating the front with at least two images from Paper Whimsy, and one of their bits from their shop. Well, that was the easy part because every single thing they sell is beautiful. I had never put together any type of book at all, so it was a challenge, but a good one, and the guidelines referenced instructions in the most recent "Cloth, Paper, Scissors magazine.
Their binding technique was very simple and worked well, and I used gaffer tape on the seam from Paper Whimsy, which I can now say is a fantastic product!! The covers I cut from some beautiful files I had won on a giveaway a while ago. I added the P.W. girl, and created her skirt from an actual vintage dress I have had for years. Added some bling, fabric, and a nice little glass bobble of LOVE! Now I might have to make myself one!! Thank you for looking!

18 comments:

Cindy said...

Sharon, the recipient of this swap is in for a HUGE treat!!! This is your first time binding a journal?...it turned out perfect. And oh my goodness, that vintage fabric for the dress...that is the perfect touch. Love the glass bauble as well. You are such a natural, Sharon!

stregata said...

This is just perfect, Sharito!!! The colours, the emotion, the images and the fabric!!!!!
I can't wait until we do another RR!!
BTW, did you get my email?

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

So glad you popped by my Magpie's Nest Sharon! BIG WOW on your lovely PW creation. The closeups are stunning too! They are some of the most wonderful images to play with!
oxo

Heavens2Betsy said...

This is fantastic - I love the colours you've used

SummersStudio said...

Sharon, you may become addicted to making books. I wish I still had time. It is so nice to write or doodle in something put together by hand. Your journal is beautiful.

Diane said...

Sharon, everything you do is so creative!!

Lesley said...

I love to make books and haven't for AGES!
This one is stunning and the recipient will definitely be thrilled!
Lesley x

Barbara Lewis said...

Sharon, You make me want to do collage work! These are so lovely and, again, I love your colors. I love coming to your site. It is such a treat to see the beautiful things you have created and the details that go into them.

Debby said...

This is so beautiful, great work.
debby

sanda reynolds Mullingar,Ireland said...

Sounds like lots of fun and the result is AWESOME, Sharon!!! I love it and I simply ADOOOORE the little vintage dress!
Lots of love, Sanda xoxo

Marilyn Rock said...

Wow Sharon! I adore this book! That little dress is just precious and everything comes together so beautifully! Great use of the gaffer tape!

Auntie Cake said...

Love your journal, and the fantastic fly bracelet! I love journaling! I can't seem to get enough of it nowdays!
Kate

Stefanie said...

Wow, that turned out great. And I love bling and fabric:-)

regards

Stefanie

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Gaby Bee said...

This book is adorable. I just love all the lil details, great composition too.

thekathrynwheel said...

Oh I LOVE this! The colours are beautiful and the charms are a perfect finishing touch :-)

Christy Laudig said...

Oh yes....the recipient WILL love this!! ; ) Beautiful colors, sweet treats from your stash, and a great job you've done.

Thanks for participating in the swap!

Julia said...

I love this! Beautiful colors and wow , that dress is adorable!

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