Rust and Lace Journal

Full Front View

Hello and welcome to another installment of “As the Journal Turns”…. I have been rather obsessed taken with the making of all sorts of journals.  A good friend recently told me about the Katelyn Lizardi Journal Bigz die from Sizzix and the coordinating thinlits set which cuts pages and pockets … Continue reading

Gothic Journals

Gothic Journals

Hi all.  I’ve recently been rather obsessed with Gothic images and specifically stamps by Lynn Perrella. Stained glass and gold come together to make lovely treasure!  The outsides of the journals were cut out of medium weight black chipboard and collaged with old text and Paper Artsy Fresco Finish paints, … Continue reading

Faux Leather Mini Journal

Front of book, assembled.

Today I’d like to share one of my new favorite things – handmade journals! I created this one using the Eileen Hull passport die, which produces a 3.5″x5″ book.  This one is a bit over an inch thick and made to look like pebbled leather. My son is really into … Continue reading

Andy Skinner Challenge: Bold & Bright

Transit #1

Hi all! Today I’m really stepping outside my familiar comfort zone.  Andy Skinner is hosting a new challenge – Bold & Bright.  I’m very much a grunge girl and I have always loved Andy’s faux rust techniques.  For this challenge I really tried to brighten my palette using products I … Continue reading