Sunday, 28 April 2013

New Journal 'Dream'

Hi you all! It's been a chilly day here, but hope the sun will come for a visit tomorrow! I got woken up early by the postman again, bringing a parcel for the next-door neighbour. I wish I could sleep so soundly as all my neighbours evidently do!
I kept myself warm with crafting, painting and cooking, a good combination! I decided to make another album. The cover has been made from cardboard which has been painted with pink and then gesso to tone it down a bit, and stamped with script and diamonds while it was still wet, which gives a nice texture. I then built up layers with hessian, ribbons, lace and  paper strips. The focal image is a lovely Leonardo lady from Lost Coast Designs, stamped with Adirondack Espresso onto some packaging, and distressed with vintage photo  Victorian velvet and antique linen DIs. I used some pretty netting under the image.  As the lady looks very dreamy, I added the sentiment 'Dream'. I used a Prima flower and leaves and some scraps of ribbon and a few charms as embellishments.






The backside has been made from cardboard from an old drawing pad, covered with white, embossed paper and distressed with Victorian Velvet.


There are 50 pages inside waiting to be drawn on, doodled or scribbled on! I am linking to the 'Sentimental' Challenge at Fashionable Stamping and to 'so sentimental' at the Craft Room and 'Dreams' at PanPastel Blog

Have a nice day you all, take care, and thanks a lot for coming by!

33 comments:

  1. I love this album Val, so pretty and feminine, just gorgeous! Hugs, Sarah

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  2. Ein wunderschönes Album, gefällt mir sehr gut. Vielen Dank für deine Teilnahme bei FSC.

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  3. This album is very nice. You always do such a great job. Have a great week ahead. Take care.

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  4. Loving your gorgeous album Valerie, you will so enjoy sketching in this. Hugs Annette x

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  5. Stunning album, love all the beautiful details and stamping.
    Yvonne x

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  6. So stunning! Love the background with the fiber (?) layer for the lovely stamped lady! All the fabrics and ribbons add such great texture! Hope the Sun does come out for you tomorrow! Hugs!

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  7. Simply Awesome, Valerie. Sometimes I'm pretty much speechless - so I'll leave it at that. hugs, Donna

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  8. wow lovely val, hope you manage a lie in tomorrow, take care, hugs

    maria xx

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  9. Oh my gosh Valerie. Your journal is gorgeous! The colors, textures and elements make the image pop. It will be a real "dream" for someone special.

    Hugs,
    C

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  10. truly gorgeous journal cover!!

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  11. wo das ist vielleicht eine ROMANCE valerie!
    Gekonnt! wunderschöööön!
    schönen Sonntag Dir!

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  12. Wow Valerie! This is just so beautiful. The image, the colours and the techniques you have used on it are terrific. The early morning and cold weather seem to suit you :)

    Can't wait to see what works of art you put inside.

    Love Chrissie xx

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  13. Valarie this is to die for it is gorgeous layer upon layer of luxuriousness. Dreamy through and through, thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room challenge.

    Chilly start here on the east coast today hope it's better with you (& headed our way!) XOXO Zoe

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  14. Hi Valerie, such a beautiful cover, love all the soft layers, perfect with that gorgeous image.
    Thanks for joining in at FSC
    Avril xx

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  15. Great journal! Love the dreamy lady. :)

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  16. WOW! What a great journal. Lots and Lots of yummy layers. I LOVE that.

    Happy Sunday to you my friend.

    Hugs~

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  17. Absolutely lovely, Val, you really are the queen of albums! Hugs, Barb

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  18. Gorgeous Valerie - a treasure that anyone would love to have. Your creation has a very special feel. I just want to touch it!!!!!!
    Sandy

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  19. Valerie you've decorated your album beautifully. I love the pastel colours perfect for a dreamy book. x

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  20. Thank you for sharing this fabulous and beautiful album at Craft-Room "So Sentimental" Challenge, good luck and welcome again;-))m

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  21. What a wonderfull album. The cover and back are beautiful.

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  22. That is one super pretty book Valerie. All the elements are just perfect. You have wonderful ideas ;0) Mo

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  23. What a beautiful image Valerie surrounded by all of this loveliness xx

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  24. This is gorgeous Valerie - so delicate and I love the vintage feel.
    Hugs xx

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  25. Pink and brown are such a nice color combination! I love the dreamy look to this card.

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  26. Stunning journal Valerie! I love all the texture with the netting and paints (such beautiful colors). This is a really beautiful piece. ~Diane

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  27. A wonderful project Valerie. Thank you for joining us at Craft Room Challenge.
    xxx Hazel.

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  28. Just stunning!! all the soft texture details to die for, I'm pinning this to Pinterest next :) thanks for sharing with us at Craft Room Challenge, Debi x

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  29. Just gorgeous! So luscious and textural! xo

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  30. Ooooh lah lah! This one's begging to be held and touched. Gorgeous variations of texture... love it!

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  31. Hi Valerie, this is a beautiful album cover...so lushishly vintagey!!!! Love the texture, it looks amazing.
    Thanks for joining in the fun at Fashionable Stamping Challenges
    Dot x

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