This week I've been hard at work on this little altered journal. A friend of mine is about to have a baby girl, and so I decided to make her a journal for a baby shower present. This is the most elaborate/complicated journal I've ever done, and it was quite a process! I started by wrapping a composition book with burlap. I'm not sure why I chose to do that, to be honest, but I wanted a fabric starting point (not paper). I think the burlap is good starting layer to work with, but a couple of things to note: it frays (a lot!) and it's kind of see-through.
After that, I started on the front cover, and layered an old doily with a tatted lace edge, paper, another doily, several layers of trim, and some chipboard until I got to this point:
Then I went to work on the inside covers. Here's the front inside cover:
I covered the page with my all-time favorite scrapbooking paper. Then I used another small rectangular doily, added part of a hanky to it, and glued it down on three sides to make a pocket. Then I added some trims to the edge of the page.
For the back inside cover, I kept things a bit more simple with just paper and trims.
Then I finished up by adding paper and trims to the back cover.
At this point, I think I'm done, though it's hard to know when to say when. I feel like it may need a few more things here or there..... Anyway, the shower is tomorrow so I need to be finished with it soon!
Hope you have a great weekend! I'll be back on Monday with an exciting giveaway! Also, it's not too late to join the 25 Days of Christmas Stitchalong -- the more the merrier!!
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