Thursday, October 19, 2017

A positivity journal

Happy to have made something that I can share with The Mini Album Maker's Challenge!  Not shabby for a quick throw-together...

(The back)

(This is the tag I started with)

(Scored leaves)

Fig. A: Created signatures

Fig. B

Fig. C

Fig. D

Fig. E

Supplies and notes:
  • Large Ranger tag inked with Broken China DOx
  • Tag coated in places with Teresa Collins modeling paste through Tim's Cubes stencil
  • Various Lindy's Stamp Gang Magicals added, including Cotton Candy and Frolic in the Forest Green
  • Distress Paint in Spiced Marmalade and Chipped Sapphire added
  • Tag folded in such a way as to accommodate a couple signatures
  • Tim's wildflowers cut from library cards added using Distress Collage Medium in Matte
  • Tim's metallic Quotations stickers added to the cover and spine
  • Interior of cover fortified using 7 Gypsies masking tape, which is very similar to some true book-binding tape
  • Vintage yellow seam binding from my stash
  • Signatures made in a very simple way: Canson mix media paper cut and laid in sets of three then sewn down the middle with the ol' sewing machine (Fig. A).  I made just two signatures, and in hindsight, this could have accommodated one or two more...
  • Signatures both glued to seam binding, at either side(Fig.'s B, C, D), then a bead of glue was added in between them and pinched together to further fortify the spine(Fig. E)
  • A strip of the seam binding was then added to the inside of the cover's spine and the textblock was added to the interior (Fig. F).
  • Tim's metallic Quotations stickers added to each page
I'll share this with the gals at The Mini Album Makers Challenge for October's challenge.


  1. My face wants to plant into my screen and eat this up like an art Popsicle! Oh those yummy yummy blue/greens!!! I love the signature idea here and the general tab book concept. Makin' me wanna play! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Mini Album Makers. Big hugs, Autumn

  2. Most definitely not shabby, it is gorgeous!! I love the way you created your signatures and the cover of the album is so, so beautiful! Love this! Thanks so much for joining in our October challenge at Mini Album Makers. Anne x

  3. Oh I love your little journal and the great tutorial you posted on how to put it together! I enjoy making things like this for gifts!
    I'd love it if you'd link this up to the Cropstop blog where anything goes as long as you use a couple products from companies they carry in the store. (You did!) You can check it out here:

  4. Machine sown signatures - yes! This is a wonderful journal. The colors you chose for the cover are amazing. Thanks for joining the challenge at Mini Album Makers Challenge blog.

  5. I never saw seam binding as a binding agent before! Very clever. Your journal cover is just beautiful. I love the watercolor look of it. Thanks for sharing with us at Mini Album Makers!

  6. Very beautiful album! Wonderful work! Thank you so much for playing along at Mini Album Makers.

  7. I love how the stamped die-cuts look against the artsy background. Thanks for playing along with us at Mini Album Makers.
    Alison x