Thursday, June 22, 2017

Colleens Things with Wings is ready to Fly

This is my first time entering a journal swap. I'm really looking forward to this experience. It is such an honour to work in all the journals & I'm thrilled that I will see everyone's work in mine. 




I enjoyed putting the journal together. I covered a Manila folder with fabric, inside & out & 
re-enforced the spine with an extra piece of thick board.I stitched pockets inside the front & back of the cover. Two signatures of 3 pages were added with ribbon tied around the spine & knotted on the outside. A few beads from my very limited supply were tied on the ends. The pages can be removed to work on.



Inside the front pocket are some tags for the girls to keep. Maybe they could replace it with a tag for me. A gelli print was used for the contract & round order. I stamped some wingy things on this.



For my title page I did a painted & stamped background & covered it with a picture of butterflys, that I absolutely adore.


My spread has a small flap.



I loved this picture of the mouse, which I found on pinterest, & knew I had to use it.




The back pages.

15 comments:

  1. Great job Colleen. Lovely journal, interesting blog post. What more could I want.

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    1. Thanks Pam, I should have put a chook in there somewhere. I might yet.

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  2. You did well, Colleen and I love your journal. We're on our way now for quite a journey..............

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    1. Thank you Janie, yes what an exciting journey it will be.

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  3. Oh this is wonderful Colleen! Looks so delicious and I'm keen to play in it! ♥

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  4. What a lovely journal Colleen and well done on tbw blogging.

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    1. Thanks Louise, It's all a growing & learning experience.

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  5. Looking great Colleen. Will be good to see it in real time.

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  6. Your journal looks great Colleen.I love your colours and the images are fabulous☺

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    1. Thanks Roz. I put a lot of thought into it all.

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  7. your journal looks fabulous Colleen, here's to being a newbie as this is my first time also in a journal swap. xx

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    1. Thanks Danie, I hope you enjoy this amazing journey & I wish you well. I'm looking forward to seeing your blog as well.

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  8. Lovely touches of whimsy and a fabulous first go. I'm very impressed.

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