Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Postcard Journal Book

I received my Postale Tags  ( the larger size 6 1/4" by 4 1/8" ) , from Altered Pages ! I have always had a "thing" for tags , I love making them and using them for many things !! I loved the size of these , and the "weight" , I thought to myself, perfect for a small journal !! I think it could be used even as a "special" card for someones birthday !! So I got out my papers & paint !!  I cut a piece of paper as wide as the postcard and about 2" wide , this is how it will be held together !

I used a scalloped edge scissor also , and after I glued it to the postcard I distressed it with a blending tool and ink. Gluing the whole book together this way !
After my book was all assembled I used stencils that I had and  mist paints or use any kind of paints you want for your backgrounds.
I aged some pages again with ink and a blending tool , I like an aged look !!
This is what the page ended up looking like !
I used some die cuts , a clock from Altered Pages Collage sheet , and stamped the text on clear acyclic from a package ( recycle )  ! More pages to follow,
Rubber stamps and vintage papers,
More stamps and a die cut chair and sweet little birdie from an Alterd Pages collage sheet.
The cover of the book( the very first photo )  is from a stencil that I misted on and added embellishments such as a paper doily that I also misted and glued , then stamped the cover with various stamps , added a die cut butterfly that was glittered and some leaves, and an adorable little image from Altered Pages! I use a pen for outlines and doodles& of course some pearls & rhinestones !! A quick little book to make to journal some thoughts for yourself or for a friend !If you have any questions feel free to email me , there is an email link on the right side of my blog !
Have a fabulous and creative day , hope I have inspired you today to create something !

Friday, April 6, 2012

Postcard Journal & More !

Sorry for so long in between posts !!! Life , some days I think I will catch up & boom ...something happens to put you behind again ! I have been working on my taxes ..........ugh , will say no more !I have been working on a lot of projects , will share some of them with you today !  I have a new kit on Altered Pages , an altered "book" with a Paris Fashion Theme ( above photo )!!

 This is a little journal I made , very quick little journal to make using Postcards from Altered Pages , I love the postcards , they are heavy enough to use for a journal page and large enough to journal in , yet not super huge ! I think it would be great to use as a "card" for someone , dual purpose I guess ! I will post directions later on how I created it !
                                                          A tag I made the other day !
Came across a new site ( to me at least ) that has a lot of various craft supplies !  Click on the link and I get rewards for when you also join & make a purchase !!! If you have time check it out !! A girl can never have too many supplies on hand !
Have a wonderful & creative day !!