Good morning everyone, I hope you are well :-) I am a bit under the weather at the moment so I apologise for being so quiet, but here is something I made a little while ago to show you for my All Crafts Challenge.
I mentioned recently that I have a special journal that has messages written for me from people I admire-Alkaline Trio started it a few years ago and ever since I have collected lovely messages :-) For my birthday I made a project of sending positive message swaps to my friends and so I wanted to have somewhere really special to store these as my journal is only a plain notebook and is getting thick with sticking things into it, so I am making copies to put in the notebook that will be flat, and putting the originals in my scrapbook.
I won a prize a while ago from Crafty Devils Papercraft and I spent my vouchers on the Gorjuss collection of scrapbooking and decoupage, ribbons etc. Its always nice to start from a collection which is meant to go together, and I have added stash I already owned to get the look I wanted.
I started with the Gorjuss 12x12 paper, and I put together a decoupaged image of Gorjuss girl with a journal. I then made a mat for her from Papermania script paper which I coloured with inks in a distressed manner. I used Coredinations whitewash cardstock torn around the edges as the back of the mat, then added Gorjuss ribbon around under the decoupaged image.
Next I made a border with Gorjuss bookprint paper, matted with Coredination gemstones cardstock, and decorated with Gorjuss trim. I added my sentiment with Gorjuss alphabet lettering, then decorated with some brass embellishments I have had in my stash for ages, placing a crown on Gorjuss head, and a butterfly in the bottom corner to reflect the 'MY' part of the sentiment on the page.
Im hoping its a good start to a wonderful project to give the lovely messages people have taken the time to write me a proper home :-)
If you are looking for the challenge post look below this one :-)
I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Thank you for looking and for all your lovely comments :-)