Monday, December 31, 2012

Dreamer boudoir mini album and journal

Dreamer Boudoir mini album and journal
This is the perfect bedside companion - a compact, ribbon-tied mini journal and photo album combined, where you can record dreams, jot down memories, keep lists and quotes, save notes and write drafts of letters. There are plenty of pockets and envelopes where you can tuck away small trinkets or love letters, lots of tags and photo mats for photos
I made this journal using the instructions offered by Steffogal1 on her expert you tube video for her "super cute and fast journal." And
I find this 7 1/2 by 3/12 boudoir journal to be the perfect size to keep on a bedside table so as to remember all those brilliant ideas, story lines, plans and fantasy that arise during that evening or early morning twilight sleep. The style of this "Dreamer" boudoir journal is a mixture of Victorian, Art Nouveau, shabby chic, bohemian and steampunk all wrapped together with ribbon. I used papers, materials, ephemera, flowers pigment inks and techniques from Graphic 45, 7 Gypsies, Tim Holtz, Prima, K&Company, and Recollections. Like the Victorians, I'm a great believer in reusing everything from advertising labels and items to scraps and tatterings left over from other projects or stuffed away in my stash.
The first page features a vintage photograph and a vellum butterfly by K&company, accented by a rosy border and some Prima and K&Company flowers. The second page shows some mulberry paper in a medieval design as the background with a Michael's dollar bin tag tucked into a border made with a Tim Holtz die. The third page features a journaling spot over some open stock French blue paper.

The third page is with a paper from the K&Company Mariposa paper stack  and includes a journaling spot and a place for photos. On the foruth page, I added a journaling tag from K&Company's 2012 Halloween collection and made a red striped pocket and poppy covered tag with paper from the K&Company Jullianne  paperstack. 

The fifth page uses more paper from the Julianne stack and a tag I made with more of the French blue open stock paper from A.C. Moore tucked into a border.  The coiled paper star is from my stash of years ago. On the sixth page, I made a medallion of the French writing paper and overlaid on a open stock Recollections paper.

This is one of my favorite pages with lots of journaling spots, page seven was cut from a get well card someone sent me.  It was too beautiful with it's deep sky blue not to use! And I added another K&Company journaling spot and then made a second one on the tenth page.  In between is a centerfold envelope with two pockets and the inset saying "Dream" with the beautiful bird is from open stock paper.

The third page shows an envelope and tag form Michael's dollar bins over some beautiful open stock paper and I love using advertising in my projects, just as the Victorians did so I used a Twinings teabag in a beautiful purple as a tag holder.

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