Sunday, March 6, 2011

Using the Good stuff

 When I saw Karla's challenge, I looked around my studio, and saw a new very plain black journal lying there.  I have been thinking of coming up with something to help me stay on track with all the blog swaps, giveaways, physical addresses, thoughts about blogging, and ideas that I wanted to keep in mind.
 I used some of my antique lace, some new felt leaf trim, and old beaded necklace, and most importantly a piece of old bling from my hoards of vintage rhinestone jewelry.  If it hadn't been for the challenge, I think it would still be in the pile, because I haven't wanted to use it.  Anyway, I came up with this blogging journal.  I sure had fun creating it on March 5, 2011
 It was dark, and my lighting was not very good either, but in a way, I kind of like the way pictures turn out in my studio after dark.  It usually has an antique ambiance to it.
 I also used old wall paper in the back cover, these paper roses (prima) and these lovely millinary leaves from the Speckled Egg.

An old button and elastic with key attached is the latch for my journal.  I am pleased with how this turned out, and I would like to thank Karla for her wonderful challenge and the link party!  Karla's Cottage  is one of my greatest inspiration blogs.

The back inside cover is done in the vintage wallpaper.  Just love the old flocked papers!

21 comments:

Zondra Art said...

Great work, I love it!
Nice greetings from warm and sunny Croatia.

Just me said...

This is gorgeous Michele! I love all the lace and bling! Love it! Love it!

Storybook Woods said...

Just beautiful, what a stunning piece!! Clarice

fairyrocks said...

Good Morning Michele,
So nice to see your latest work of art.
Stunning piece!!
Keep smiling and creating

Ginger said...

How wonderfully creative you are!!! Such a treasure you have created with your Good stuff. And what a special heirloom that will be someday for your family. Good job.
Ginger

PeggyR said...

WOW that's gorgeous.

Petite Michelle Louise said...

just beautiful... all of the touches. i am working on a project using the same image. i just love it!

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

What a gorgeous journal. Thanks for sharing this beauty.

Danielle

Bunny Rose Cottage said...

I absolutely love it!! You did an amazing job. Every single detail you used is so perfect and I love the colors :)
Hugs,
Amy

Little Messy Missy said...

That is beautiful!!!

Jacqui said...

Wow, that is beautiful and inspiring!

Lena said...

This is a wonderful idea, and a nice way to use something that you love.

Thank you for participating in the "good stuff" challenge.

Lena

Holly Moore said...

Jeepers Michele, using your good stuff has really made for an outstanding journal for you. What a treasure and a true keepsake you have created. Doesn't it just make you happy? And on a journal, how fun you get to use it and look at it a lot now. Great idea!

Laurie said...

-swoon- it's just beautiful, Michele!

Seahorse Ranch Girl said...

This is just beautiful. To use jewelery...well, you jumped into the deep end of the good stuff pool. I think you will be happy you did everytime you look at this journal.

ornamentsbypink said...

Hi Evelyn
Your journal turned out beautiful! You gave me an idea, I've been working on our family geneology (not as often as I want to) but anyways I just keep stashing printouts of documents and things in a folder. I'm going to purchase an album and decorate it to look antique and victorian for my family info and pictures! Mary

Beth Leintz said...

I love that flocked wallpaper too- and the image on the cover of your journal is beautiful- what a fun idea- and you have such nice handwriting!

bikim said...

soooooooooooooooooooooo pretty!
:)
Happy week,
Rosa

Sew Loquacious Angela said...

Your journal cover is absolutely fantastic! I love everything about it...especially the paper roses and the "old" rhinestone bling! It's just gorgeous.
Have a great week!
Angela

Petite Michelle Louise said...

hey michele...i saw that you were too late to sign up for the pay it forward party on my blog? why note head over to danielle's blog @

http://daniellesserendipity.blogspot.com/

she follows my blog..she's a sweetheart..and she's participating in my PIF party but only has 1 in hers . tell her i sent you! she'll be thrilled to see you.

Erica said...

This is beautiful! And of course, I read Karla's blog too! Your handwriting is so lovely, too. Great good stuff!

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