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 to fit it. So of course I had to get them and those dies are what I’ve used here. I love the size of journal it makes which is somewhere between the various Eileen Hull dies.
As I was trying to think of the design for this little book I was quite excited by the design created by Stacy Hutchinson on the Mini Album Makers blog. I love the layered look she achieved, in fact I love all her designs. She does really fabulous work. So I borrowed the idea of layering with frames and added some beautiful vintage lace given to me by a friend, and vintage keys and buttons from my stash. I rusted a leftover Jolee’s frame as well as the embossed book cover (Vintaj Morroccan embossing folder). The rust is a combination of various rust and patina pastes from Prima, Viva with a bit of DecoArt paint. I layered the rust frame over a Tim Holtz baseboard frame that I distressed and sanded.
The inside signatures and pockets are all cut from Stamperia’s “Time is an Illusion” paper which is so gorgeous I could hardly stand to cut it. There is also some rough Japanese handmade paper tucked in there for making notes. There are tuck spots, cards and envelopes throughout. The gold embellishments are all from the new TH Impresslits (LOVE those!). I love how well this turned out!
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