As I have said in previous posts, I really don't do blogging anymore, but as today sees the start of a new challenge at A Vintage Journey, and blogger is still the platform for our challenges there, - needs musts, - so here goes:
Our theme, as the title of my post suggests, is Beautiful Blooms, and this is what Jennie, our host and queen of beautiful blooms for sure, has to say about it:
Flowers are a perennial favourite for most of us, so this month we would love to see your beautiful blooms showcased on your project. You might choose to use a die cut, stamps, readymade, homemade or pressed flowers .... a single flower or a whole bouquet. Just remember to create your project in one of our preferred styles: vintage, shabby, mixed media, art journaling, industrial, timeworn or steampunk.
There are of course numerous options with a theme like this, as Jennie says, I decided to go for shabby and used some beautiful digital papers from Gi Kerr .
I created a little folder, that holds a concertina booklet inside as well as some journaling cards.
But let's start with the folder:
I printed one of the papers on A4 paper, backed it with some card and then glued another piece of paper to the inside, all this to make for a strong cover.
I cut it to 5 1/4 " high and 10.5 " long and then scored at 3 3/4, 4, 73/4 and 8" along the long side. This gave me the cover and two 1/4 spines, plus a flap for the cover.
I had sewn around the edges of the first paper already, before backing it with card and the inner paper. The front was then embellished with cut outs from one of the other papers, plus some little flowers, lace, cheese cloth etc, as you can see from the photo.
Now to the little concertina booklet, it holds 3 little journals inside made from coffee dyed paper:
I made mine slightly differently, but the principle is the same.
And before I end, please check out what my teamies have created and if you want, do join in with our challenge, for after all, who does not like some Beautiful Blooms...
Thank you for visiting today and stay well!!!