Friday, December 7, 2012

I solemnly swear I love All Things Teresa Collins!

Hello everyone! Today I have something very different to show you. I made a journal! The one I am showing you is my second journal, the first one had really crappy binding (we don’t get good book rings here and I spiral bind it myself) so I thought I’d show you a better version before the other one.
I used half of the Carolina Breeze papers for this one (remaining half I am saving for another journal! *wink*). I did use DCWV as a front page only because I didn’t want to waste TC’s gorgeous designs by gluing the other beautiful side! And I also used bits of American Crafts Christmas cardstock (glittered)
Sooo here you go!
Handmade flower – from scratch! Faux epoxy on swirls, frame is Silhouette cut.
I had no stamp that said “Forever” so used my dad’s mini alpha stamps instead, I think it looks okay?
Left page has a pocket and 3 tags. The tags are stamped, journaling area/photo mat provided behind the tags.
The right page has a photo mat with glittery butterflies.
Here you can see the journaling/ photo mat area and the tags too! I so wish I had more sentiment stamps, next on my list is to get Teresa Collin’s stamp maker!
What you see on the left hand side is a handmade medallion with a button center, this page is a peekaboo page of sorts and on the right there is a pocket with two tags.
The scallops are hand cut.
In the above picture, the right hand side page is a flap and opens up to reveal a photo mat and journaling area.
I hope you guys liked it! I for one am loving these journals and making them is SO fun! The best part is that Teresa Collins’ papers are so sturdy and textured that you don’t need extra layering to give them body. I have my eyes on a couple more of her collections and people you have been with me forever now and you know I have never ever gone crazy after designer paper brand because they all are so beautiful but this... THIS.I.LOVE!
much love, keep crafting!
Challenges: Tuesday Alchemy, Totally Stampalicious, Live & Love Crafts


Cindy Gay said...

Beautiful blacks and yellows. Very professional.

Desire Fourie said...

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MEGHA said...

very beautiful your coloue combo.

Duaa said...

Beautiful journal! Love the black and yellow combo.Your work never ceases to amaze me!


DeeAnn said...

Beautiful and inspiring. I love the color combo. I love the handmade flower and all the die cuts. I love your faux epoxy embellishments. I adore the medallion.

Creativek(shraddha) said...

This is utterly gorgeous Erum..the papers sure are lovely ..but you make them look prettier!

Anne Temple said...

This is absolutely stunning! Fantastic paper choices and so many wonderful details. Love that black handmade medallion.

Doreen said...

simply stunning. The colour combo is amazing. Love everything on it.
Big hugs
Doreen xx

Macarena said...

Wow! That is a great job! I love it.

Tracey Anne said...

your book is amazing!!! you have put so much work into it you must have been doing it for days. I love everything the dies, the rosettes and especially the colours xx

Avni said...

W-O-W! So beautiful! Love the handmade flower and medallion!

Shelly said...

Totally gorgeous, E! It's packed full of beautiful details. Hugs!!!

Shruti said...

Wowwwwwww!! :O This is soooo pretty.. and wadda color combination! Makes me wanna make something with the same combo now..
Brilliant work, ET


Unknown said...

Damn awesomeeeeee..!!! M a biggest fan of ur creations..!!!

Shweta said...

Awesomeee.... M a biggest fan of ur creations ET... Classy one..!!