Monday, 15 July 2013

Soho Subway journal



Everyone loves a journal, don’t they? And I love decorating journals. So, as soon as I saw this gorgeous Soho Subway paper, I knew I wanted to cover a journal with it.

I couldn’t find any ribbon wide enough to cover the spine, so improvised by using the cotton tape sideways. I think it works quite well, and solves that problem nicely. You can’t see any of the grey of the original journal at all now. There's always a way...

To colour the main Postage Due image, I had to improvise again, as I don’t have a Crumb Cake marker. I began by inking the whole stamp with Crumb Cake, then cleaned off the flower, bike and 3 with a cotton bud, before reinking them with the markers that I do have. A quick “huff” and it was as good as new! As I say, there’s always a way...

I wasn't sure what word to put on the front, but felt it needed one. I eventually settled on “stuff’ as I’ll probably just write “stuff’ in it!

Products used are a mix of old and new as I only had my pre-order when I made this. But if you like it, we can hold a class to make something similar. Just let me know!

Stamps: Happy Day, Postage Due
Cardstock: Summer Starfruit (inside), Early Espresso, Very Vanilla
Paper: Soho Subway
Ink: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake
Accessories: Cotton Tape, Cute clips, Postage Punch, Crochet Trim, Vintage Buttons, Linen Thread, Artisan Label Punch, Bigz Alphabet Dies, Paper Doilies

2 comments:

  1. This is lovely and quite creative!! It would make a person WANT to write in it! TFS!

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  2. such a lovely make Helen best wishes Lesley x

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