This is what happens when I have too many days off work: I go crazy making journals using the awesome skillz I learned in Mary Ann Moss’s amazing Full Tilt Boogie class. If you haven’t yet taken the plunge, perhaps I should warn you away! Because it’s so much fun you’ll become completely obsessed and then all that precious space you now have that isn’t taken up by a ridiculous number of handmade journals will quickly disappear.
I made another frame-block journal, again using Tim Holtz kraft resist paper, a leftover vintage botanical print, some images from Artchix, 7 Gypsies tape, ecru lace I stippled with blue ink, seam binding and a button from my considerable stash (and by considerable, I mean I could make 25 button necklaces and still have enough left over to pave the driveway).
About three days ago, I found a thin Hallmark book about 5-1/2″ square called “A Little Book of Love” at the thrift store. It was in near-perfect condition and filled with beautiful photos and quotes. So naturally I had to rip out the pages and cut the covers up. I used the first method we learned in “Full Tilt Boogie” to create this book filled with red, pink and reddish-pink papers, all with designs evocative of Valentines. Plus a few plain black ones for variety. I was able to use ribbon for the “straps” as it’s so small. I may have gone a little overboard with the buttons. (If I did, don’t tell me, ’cause it was really fun putting them on there.) I worked it out so the ribbon would cover the words “A Little Book of.” Because clearly it’s a little book; I don’t think that needs spelling out. 🙂