Sunday, November 15, 2009

Sweet Angels and Reindeer Christmas Journal

A few weeks ago at an estate sale I found this darling children's magazine from the 1950's. It wasn't in very good condition, but the illustration on the cover was just so darling that I had to bring it home. I knew I wanted to do something with it, but couldn't stand to lose the original, so I made a color copy of the illustration onto cardstock, and voila! The idea for a new journal was born.

This time I chose a lined journal, instead of my usual watercolor paper journal. I decided to try something different, with the idea in mind that someone might want a more traditional journal instead of a journal intended for art journaling. I covered the front and back with yellow cardstock, and then added the vintage illustration (which I had already added glitter to because, well, I can't help myself with the glitter). Usually, I like to layer a lot of vintage papers and vintage laces on top of my journals, but with this one I decided to keep it simple because I didn't want to take away from the illustration. I added felt trim and some vintage lace to make a frame. Finally, I glued on a few vintage foil holly leaves (a find of Kari's from awhile back) and a little more sparkle.

A fun project that has already got me in the Christmas mood! I feel a Christmas crafting blitz coming on....

Oh, one last thing: Go Horned Frogs!!! Is that a BCS Bowl Game I smell???

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