Curious By Design stamps - Chere Amie
Stampendous stamps - Butterflies
Hero Arts stamp - Ledger
Elusive Images stamps - Curly Birds (flourish used inside)
Chipboard pieces, 7 1/4 x 5 1/4 inches (covers)
Tim Holtz Idea-ology bookplate and brads
Distress Ink: Barn Door; Brushed Corduroy
Versafine Ink: Black
Coloursoft pencils, Sansodor and blending stumps
BIA and o-wire
Here's what I did:
1 Cover the chipboard pieces with paper leaving the reverse of the front cover uncovered until the after the bookplate is added later. On the front cover, add a panel of pink paper inked with Barn Door and with one corner rounded, and a panel of torn script paper inked with Brushed Cordoroy.
2 Stamp the girl (Curious by Design) onto a piece a plain Basic Grey paper and colour with pencils, blending the colours for a soft look. Round the top corner, ink the edges and add to the cover. Punch holes in the covers at this stage.
3 Stamp two butterflies, colour with pencils and cut out. Add along with the bookplate, trim and lettering as shown. Now you can cover the reverse of the front cover to hide the brads.
4 For the inside, stamp each page with the Hero Arts ledger stamp and the Elusive Images flourishes (or computer generate pages -believe me the stamping took an age!!!).
5 Bind the book and you are done.I hope you like what I made - do pop and see what the rest of my lovely, talented teamies made and join in the challenge at Gingersnaps. If you don't want to make a journal, what about a bookmark or bookplate for this theme?