Monday, 20 August 2012

A travel journal

 Hello folks!!  Well I'm back from an absolutely fabulous weekend crafting at Broadwindsor with Maggie, Sue, Mary and the rest of my crafty lovelies (waves and hugs to you all).  Lots of crafting, laughs, food, fabulous company and scarcely enough sleep to get by... all in all a fabulous time had by all.
 Mary MacLeod hosted a class and these were the lovely journals we created.  We were given the mount board covers and all the die cut and embossed pieces (thank you Mary) and we set about decorating and putting them together. 
I stamped my background with Sam Poole's gorgeous Newsprint background stamp.  I inked the edges of the covers and all of the pages with distress inks.  I coloured all the embossed pieces with alcohol markers before adhering them in place.  I punched the holes with my Crop-a-dile and held the journal together with book rings.  For a final touch I hung an epoxy sticker, a tiny tag and a cute little key on twine from the handle.
I really enjoyed my weekend.... I hope you did too.
Ciao for now!
Sandra x


Doreen said...

This is so lovely Sandra,fab

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sandra, Just seen your post on Sam's Blog, left a little comment and popped across to see the details. This is absolutely beautiful, Sandra. I love how you have stamped and inked the covers etc. Please could you tell me where the die-cuts for the valise come from ? I would love to make one of these. Lots of love from Patricia xx

Carol S. said...

Hi Sandra, Great little book. Glad you had a fun couple of days. Sounded brilliant! Hugs, Carol S.xx

Buttons said...

GREAT book covers here Sandra. LOVE the embossed handles and that newsprint works so well. Hugs, Buttons x

Sandra said...

Thanks for all your lovely comments ladies :o)

Patricia .... my lovely friend Mary die cut all the pieces for the class. But I've had a quick search and you can buy it here for a great price.
Hope that helps
Sandra x

Dawn said...

I found your blog via Sam Pooles, I think I will be a regular visitor from now. This is a fab idea, filled with photos it will make a great gift, Christmas presents here I come. Thank you for the inspiration, Dawn x

Creative Studios by Sam Poole said...

This is so stinking CUTE!! And I am very jealous of your crafting weekend..sounds like fun to me :) Hugs xxxx

Mary MacLeod said...

Aw thanks Sandra pleased you enjoyed the class. Now I have found your Blog I will be a regular visitor.. Just spent an age looking at all of your fab work.

Mary MacLeod said...

Pleased you enjoyed the project. Have just found your Blog and will be a regular visitor. Have spent ages marvelling at your work.