Friday, May 1, 2009

Tilda's Dream Journals

I've been wanting to make some journals, and I found a few challenges that I thought would help inspire me to do them.

First, there's a challenge and Guest DT call on the Friday Sketchers Blog. They had a sketch (of course) and put out a call for a Guest Design Team member. They wanted you to make something with one of their sketches, so here's my shot.
Second, was a new challenge blog I came across, all about Magnolia stamps - which I totally adore. You can find this blog here. Their theme was Pink and Green. So, I already wanted to use dreamy Tilda - she's perfect for a journal. I had needed a color theme - and Chloe (my 3yo daughter) wanted to help mommy pick out papers - and without any urging, she chose the pink and then the green. It was fate.
Third, was another cool challenge blog. They have a requirement that you will only be entered into the drawing if your creation is for them alone... so, I decided to make 2 journals (one for this challenge alone - and the other for the rest). Stamptacular Sunday's challenge was to use a charm on the project. That was an easy peasy one - I always put a charm on a ribbon or fiber to use as a place-holder in my journals. I put an extra one on the front of both journals tied to those fibers too.
Oh, the inside pages are basically half a sheet of 8.5x11 cardstock (which I buy in bulk on sale at HL). I have a template set up to print the lines, and I just run the half sheets right through my printer (on both sides). Tilda's are colored with copics, the covers are done with papers from the new DCWV stack. I used some of my SUPER DUPER AWESOME FAVORITE PAPERS EVER - FUNKY FAIRY PAPERS to mat the tildas, and also for the big center panels - papers from the "Just Hanging Around" set. Inside the covers, I used papers from the "gorgeous gingham" set from Funky Fairy. Go to Funky Fairy now!! Run! I used the leftovers after cutting out the mats to punch little flowers, then stickled the flowers for lovely shiny effect. All was attached with the Bind it All (another great investment). Hmmm... I think that's everything.
I hope you enjoy, I really love making these journals.


Donna said...

Great journals Diana, it's so nice to be able to cover up some plain looking notebook with wonderful papers and images, and you did a great job on them. Thanks for playing along this week at SSC.

Danni said...

These are so nice! Great job!

joey said...

Hiya these journals are so pretty, just love the colours and gorgeous images.

LuLu said...

Brilliant idea Diana . . I really should use my Bind-it-All a lot more than I do. Love the Tilda images you have used.

Have a great weekend,


Crafting Joanne said...

Hi Diana

Gorgeous journals such pretty colour choices.

Thank you for playing along with the Stamptacular challenge.

Joanne x

Skraptacular Designs said...

Hi Diana,

I just love making journals and you've done a marvelous job! Isn't it fantastic to be able to take a "plain Jane" and create something spectacular? I love when it works out that way!

Fabulous job!

Thanks for playing along with us this week! Hope you'll join us again for some more challenge fun!


Carly said...

Oh I just love this! Wonderful job Diana.

Michele Spera said...

Oh Diana
the two journals came out great!! Nice work on them and the tildas are colored really nice:-)
Nice choice in colors
Michele spera

Carmen O. said...

Love your journals! I love how you added the fiber and the charm. Great job!

Liza said...

Your journals are so pretty, I love the colours you have used. Thanks for joining us at SSC.

Liza x

Janneke said...

Beautiful ;)
Thanks for joining us at SSC ;0)

Janneke X

Anonymous said...

Awwww these journals are awesome. I love the charm you used. Great job with the challenge!

Sprytebyrd said...

These journals are wonderful! I love every little detail!
Thanks so much for joining us at SSC this week! Hope to see you next week - Good Luck!
--x Dee