Tuesday, June 7, 2011

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Journal (Before)
I've been wanting to try my hand at making an art journal and I had the opportunity this past weekend when I created a journal for my niece. I picked up a couple of journals at Michaels for $1.50 each (practically a steal!) and decided to recover them. The picture to the right shows the album as it started, and the picture following is what I ended up with.
Journal (After)
Talk about a change in look & feel!!! I started by covering the journal with a green paper that I distressed and inked. I tried my hand at creating my own patterned paper - starting with white cardstock that I stamped, inked, spritzed and splattered until I was (somewhat) happy. I stamped this wonderful Stampotique image "Karin" over top of the patterned paper and then added some colouring with Copic markers.

The finished product is kind of weird but it is for my pre-teen niece and I expect she'll think it is just perfect!

Challenges:

20 comments:

  1. love your handmade paper and the fab image
    Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week
    Lisa x

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  2. I don't think the finished product is weird at all I think it is wonderful. I can't believe the transformation from that to this superb creation. Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Haunted Design House and hope (know) your niece will love it x

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  3. Oh what a change, it looks great after. Thanks for playing along on our no DP challenge this week on MAWTT, Hazelxox

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  4. Too cute! I love it. Thanks for joining us at the Craft-Room Challenge. xxKim

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  5. I really like your inked, spritzed and splattered paper and think it's much improved from the original - especially for your niece, I'm sure she'll love it..Thanks for joining our first Craft-Room Challegne..Esther xx

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  6. Karin is definitely one of my FAVES!!!!. I hear ya on the spritzing, too. Great journal. she'll LOVE it! Thanks for joining us for MM at HDH. xxD

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  7. When I first came to your post and saw the first image, I immediately though "Hmmm, that doesn't look like it would fit one of our challenges, it doesn't seem macabre at all" And then of coourse I read the post and saw your real entry and WOW, it's perfect! And your spritzed, splattered and inked bg is just wonderful, you really can't tell that you don't like doing it. Thanks so much for playing along with our Pleasure and Pain challenge at HDH this week with your wonderfully macabre journal :D

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  8. Love this make over great new journal your niece will adore it. Thank you for coming and joining us for our first challenge at Craft-Room Challenge Good Luck XOXO Zoe

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  9. Smashing make-over. Annette

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  10. Fabulous journal, love your colour scheme and I'm a big Stampotique fan. Thank you for joining us at Craft-Room Challenge.
    xxx Hazel.

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  11. Too cute, love it, fabulous journal!

    Thanks for playing with us at the first Craft-Room Challenge, good luck and hope to see you again soon;-))m

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  12. Fabulous journal and love your paper. Thanks for joining us at the Craft-Room Challenge. Good luck! Maria x

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  13. Love this journal.... i wish we had a Michaels over here. Thank you so much for joining us at HDH this week.
    lynx

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  14. Love this its so arty!
    Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week, hope to see you again
    Hugs Laurie x

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  15. Love that you made your own paper. Great job and wonderfully distressed. Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley Challenges.

    Hugs
    Carrie

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  16. Love how you've made this look so trendy I'm sure your neice will love it, thanks for joining us at CRC for our first challenge Debi x

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  17. A gorgeous project, your niece will love it. Thank you for joining our first challenge at Craft Room Challenge. Nikki DT

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  18. Toll gemacht.
    Danke, dass du bei uns mitgemacht hast.
    Viele Grüße Doreen EAC-Team

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  19. I'm sure she loved it, it really is pre-teen-y. (I say this as my 11 year old says "Oh mom, I want one of those!") Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley Challenges!

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  20. absolutely stunning thanks for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx

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