Monday, December 12, 2011

A Penny for Your Thoughts?

Good Evening Everyone!

I hope you had a nice weekend and a good start to your week!  I started making these journals a few years ago as a way to track what I was eating and my weight.  It was a good thing for me to have something pretty to go to everyday and journal what I was doing.  I made a few for the recent bazar I did.  
The journal is just a recycled journal in kraft paper that I purchased at the local craft store.  I used copic markers to color the binding and edges of the journal to give it some color.  The front, back and inside covers are all covered with paper.  The ribbons are tucked in between the inner cover and paper.

This one I decorated with some gems as it fit the glittery paper.  The flowers were touches with a bit of copic air brush to highlight them.

The bluse one a bit different taste, but I used the copic air brush system again to touch the flowers and I used distress ink around the Dream tag.  Binding once again colored with the copics.

The third journal, I colored the binding and the ribbon with copics.  I did not quite have the right color of ribbon, so I made my own to match.  The tag was embossed in clear with a tim holtz stamp and then I used the distress ink and a water spritzer to cover the tag in orange.  I finished it off with a mute brown ink stamped with dots and the sentiment with a clock.  All stamps (except the dots) by tim holtz.  I love his variety!

I hope you have found some inspiration!  Have a great week!

Thanks for stopping by, I always appreciate kind comments!
Until next time...


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