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Thursday, March 10, 2022

BIG PROJECT..

 Hello everyone,

So after scheduling quite a few DT post's I had some time, not much, but some, time on my hands and always wanted to make a journal style book using only what I had, nothing new, just an old ringbinder, gorgeous papers [thank goodness for those]..serviettes, pearls and time..

So I made a shabby Chic junk journal, I think..and lots of photos,30 of them.. sorry....I mean it, really sorry, but I may edit some out....let's go..



This was kraft coloured paper that I bought by mistake, I thought it was the card that I liked but it wasn't, so it was left in my draw for ages..until now.


A4 sheets, folded in half and glued together..



Ring binder and halved papers..


For my cover, back and front, inside and panels I used serviettes, they are so pretty.




But not too flash at covering black though..


After binder was totally covered, I then made panels with the serviettes and added them on..


And it looked much better..


Then added lace from my stash and some rose ribbon lace..


Made some flowers..


and used papers from Paper Rose for the background layers for these ones..


Nice..


Beautiful papers..and did stitching with my machine, that was fun..


Ooo, look, a negative piece will make something with that!


Ripped papers and glued down...


Added flowers and postage stamps that I printed off...


Loaded on the Ephemera..


die cut frames and made pockets and tags...


Added quotes onto tags..


Made sure there were several tags in each pocket...


Made water falls and quotes inside each panel..


More Ephemera...


Waterfall panel...


I found these wonderful sets from The Paper Boutique and used loads of them and still doing so with a couple of other projects..


They made making pages so easy and I really had fun doing this..
right or wrong I didn't care..


Through in an Art Deco design with the old Telephone..


Beautiful ribbon and roses with pearls here form my stash..


Another waterfall...


More Ephemera as well to fill gaps..


This was the front cover...


Then added the ROSE ...gardens are filled with love...
cut from along the top of some 12x12 papers..


She got pretty thick..


Inside back cover...


And book standing up to see all the pages..



The End..

Thank you so much for stopping by, sorry it was so long I just couldn't take out pictures..

Luv CHRISSYxx

Challenges to enter..

Crafty Gals Corner [Add a flower]

Ellibelles crafty Wednesday [ Spring is in the Air]


Dare 2B Artsy  [Anything goes]









20 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

*****fab*u*lous****** Hugs, Valerie

crafty-stamper said...

Absolutely fabulous Chrissy love all the beautiful papers,pockets,tags and ephemera-fabulous
Carol x

Janette said...

I am glad you showed it all Chrissy, its absolutely beautiful, lots of work but so worth it, you did well with every piece.
Its been along long time since I made any books, maybe soon, you have inspired me....don't you always....:))xx

Chris said...

AMAZING! A wonderful result of hours of fun! Such a beautiful journal Chrissy.(and I love all the photos!)
xx

Elaine Stark said...

Amazing. Elaine

Lee said...

OMG.that sure is a work of art,I love it.What glue did you use to secure the serviettes please.xx

*Vicki* said...

WOW Chrissy!! You're so inspiring with making your own book here! Absolutely GORGEOUS works of art with the papers, pockets, tags, flowers, ephemera, etc! Everything is done up beautifully my friend! Thank you for sharing this wonderful project!!

Carol S. said...

WOW!!!! Chrissy, now this is an amazing project. A stunning work of art. A beautiful keepsake book. Big hugs, Carol S.xxxx

Crafting Queen said...

Wow, this is stunning Chrissy. Bet you are so pleased with it. Have a great day. Anesha

aussie aNNie said...

This is brilliant, love that colours, papers and oh everything on it and amazing project ♥

Conniecrafter said...

Oh wow that is gorgeous, those napkins made for a great covering and so nice to have figured out what to do with those sheets of kraft. Gorgeous papers, flowers, tags and frames, put together just beautifully, Love it!

Brenda said...

Chrissy, this is such a delight to the eyes! I love all the beautiful lace and roses and papers...those ribbon roses, oh my. This is such a treasure. And you are right when you said, "right or wrong" you did it...that's why I LOVE making these journals so much. There really is no wrong. Beautiful and in my opinion time well spent! Big Hugs!

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous project Chrissy, those papers are so pretty and all the embellies look fab.
Loved seeing all your photos too!
Lorraine x

Pia S said...

I think it looks like so much fun to do projects like this, I see it as a potential for a special gift for a special person, but I don’t have enough time. Especially now. But one day, hopefully, this will be on my agenda too. It turned out very pretty.

Margreet said...

How could I have missed this stunning art work???
This is a real treat for the eyes. You have used such pretty papers, flowers and embellishments. Glad you took so many photos to show the making of!
xxx Margreet

Sarah said...

I am SO impressed Chrissy, you were born to make junk journals!! xx

Billie A said...

Beautiful project. Awesome papers and dies. So glad you shared over at Crafty Gals Corner.

pinky said...

Oh my word Chrissy, what a MASTERPIECE!! I absolutely adored looking at all the photos and even wanted to comment under each one lol. I did laugh when you held up the waste and said 'I will makes something with that' lol. True Chrissy!! Amazing job!!

Ellibelle said...

Such beautiful work, it turned out absolutely amazing with all the wonderful details! Thank you so much for sharing at my Crafty Wednesday challenge!

Aunty Sue said...

Wow what a stunning project a labour of to cherish