Sunday, July 18, 2010

My fabric covered altered journal

I have finished the basic construction of my fabric journal from Carole's online class. I love the vintage shabby look of it. I used some of my scraps of fabric from various projects - there's a piece from an old slipcover I made for a couch, and a tapestry piece that's one of my favorites -it was used in the bridesmaid dresses in my wedding 15yrs ago. I still have lots more I can do with the inner pages, but I did make some tags stamped with french dictionary stamps from Stampington, and sewed lace and a zig zag stitch onto them for several of the pages. Here are several of the inside pages.

My pages are tea dyed watercolor paper stamped in areas with a Stampers Anonymous scroll stamp. This page has a beautiful napkin I received from Marie at Lost Bird Studios adhered to it.

This page also shows stamped muslin bits and I found it fun to use pages of differing sizes.
As it happens, stitching is the theme this week at the Lots To Do Challenge - I think my cover qualifies!

22 comments:

Lori said...

Wow, this is looking beautiful! I've said it before, but you really have a flair for the vintage theme!

Sarah said...

The combination of papers and fabrics along with the stitching adds so much interest to your journal. A beautiful work in progress!

Lynn Stevens said...

Gorgeous book ,so many cool thing to see and to add so many personal touches makes it that much more special!

Zoechaos said...

Blown away by this Penny simply wonderful. I'll say it qualifies for LTD this week sitting here raving about it! Hilda will be round later in the week to see everyone's work she will fall in love with this like i have. xx Zoe

Healing Woman said...

Your journal turned out great. I love texture. What fun you will have filling it..or maybe you will just leave it as is.

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Hi Penny,
your altered book is just beautiful.So many details to look at and I'm so touched that you used the napkin.Have a wonderful week!
Hugs,
Marie

stampdiva said...

Penny, this is sublime. I want to sit with you and study your book in detail, feel the textures of all the different fabrics used. A thing of beauty. Lynne M x

Effie said...

Fabulous... so much texture and detail.

Von said...

Oh what an inspiring piece :)

2amscrapper said...

perfect for the challenge and such an amazing book--I love looking at the beautiful pages

Neet said...

I have got used to seeing beautiful work on your blog and this one is amazing. Absolutely beautiful.

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

You must be SO pleased with your journal Penny. It is really fantastic in every detail!
Such a fun class and Carole is such a great teacher too!
oxo

Otter Blue said...

Beautiful journal.

Paula said...

This is very beautiful Penny, & that gorgeous lace really adds to the piece.

Debbie K. said...

Just beautiful, Penny! Love the lace added and colors you used.

crafty creations said...

Wow this is truelly amazing - so much to look at - bet you had such a great time making it



Thanks for sharing with the Lotstodo Challenge - sorry I'm late in visiting - I've been away visiting with family xx Hilda

Netty said...

Oh wow this is totally gorgeous, love all the different textures and it so very pretty. Love it. Annette x

Wanda H said...

Beautiful!!!

Shar said...

Magnificient! What a great journal! Your cover is spectacular!

kiwicarole said...

Your journal is looking lovely, I really love that centre spread!

Tania said...

this is just so beautiful1

peggy gatto said...

A very special creation, I can see the care that went in to making these lovely pages!!