Saturday, 11 September 2010

It's a...

...girl thing.

Helen who runs our Thursday night crop asked me if I would consider making her some mini-book samples for the shop so that folk could see that the materials she sells can be used for other things than just card making & scrapbooking.

This is the first one I have completed.
Although a bit "Little Princess", the idea was to make it 'girly' so it could be used as friendship journal - somewhere to hide those little treasures and pics that girls collect.
The cover has been kept fairly simple so that it could be used for a variety of purposes.
Inside thare are plenty of pretty journal cards for recording events, thoughts, whatever...
The pages are a mix of CS in co-ordinating colours and envelopes to create pockets for containing more treasures/secrets.
The decoration was kept fairly simple - some pretty PP and some stamped images but the idea is for the owner to actually decorate as they add to their journal.

The covers were made from heavy chip/grey board and all the PPs used were from Best Creations inc. The CS was Papermania scalloped 12x12 from a stack and the stamps were images by John Byars. Envelopes used were the straight flap style rather than the pointed style. Book rings were used rather than the BIA so that the owner would be able to add to the journal. Some pretty co-ordinating satin ribbons and a bit of Tim Holtz distress ink and there you have it.

Now I've got to think of something 'boyish' - thinking cap on....................


Winnie said...

Very pretty! I love the stamping. Those John Byars stamps - they're gorgeous!

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

Sweet! :)