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Thursday, 1 November 2018

Faded Memories or Bright New Experiences...

Whichever way you look at them, the things you put into
 a handmade journal stay with you longer.

My November project for


CD Journal

Moving things outside meant I came across a lot of old projects
that never got finished.
 One was a CD journal(maybe 10 years ago??)
I only had the 3 panels, so I set about making pages 
for it using scrap watercolour papers
 (just drawing round the cd and cutting out)
 Next a collected a few patterned paper scraps to
rip up and add interest by gluing onto the back
 of the watercolour pages...
 and gessoed both sides for future use. 
I also cut out 4 circles of lush Vintage paper
(again only £3 for a 12 x 12 pad from The Works)
to recover the cds. I set aside the cd with the butterfly
 on for future use.
 Once dry I threaded all the pieces onto a ring...
 the inside pages all ready to be worked on.
 For the front cover I printed out some 
inspirational words and glued on, before using
 Posca paint pens to make them stand out more.
 As you can see, I couldn't resist some random stamping
 on the pages :D
and a few strands of ribbon for added charm.

If you don't like getting messy (like I do) you could simply cut 
circles from the different  papers in the pad you are using...
double sided would work best as they are thicker and stronger :D
Enjoy XXX

I would like to share this project for the following challenges;

9 comments:

  1. I just love the way you put this together. Thank you so much for your lovely design for Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper November challenge. xx

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  2. What a fabulous little journal. I must have a go at one of these!! Thank you for sharing your beautiful make with us over at Polkadoodles Crafting and hope you will join us again.

    Take care,
    Ann-Marie (DT)

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  3. Very beautiful!
    Thanks for joining us at Polkadoodles
    We look forward to seeing you again next time.
    Hugs,
    Anna DT

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  4. That's a clever and unique little journal!

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  5. This is so beautiful Gina!!! I love the idea! Big Hugs!

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  6. What a lovely project to share with us here at
    http://ttcrd.blogspot.com/
    Good luck with your entry and hope we get to see more pages yet .
    Shirley-Anne DT

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  7. You've just reminded me why I keep on trying to craft a handmade journal, ink and paper and memories I can touch. It would be nice to go back, to look through boxes, to smell old creations, to remember what it was like to make them, to feel them...

    I shall "explore, believe, create" and keep...

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  8. Lovely work. Thank you for your comment on my blog and for letting me know that the link was wrong to Crafty Hazelnut's pattern paper challenge. I have corrected it now. Best wishes

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  9. Love this journal! Thanks for sharing with Crafty Creations Challenges! ~Kelley DT

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