Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Journals

I made some journals while I was recovering from my knee surgery. 
They're fun to make and I think they're great little gifts!

Sometimes I spend ridiculous amounts of time deciding what bit of embellishment goes where.  I like them to be "just so"!  Generally speaking, I'm happy with the way these turned out.  I have eight smaller journals waiting to be embellished too ~ they'll be perfect to tuck into a purse or pocket!








The journal below is my favorite one.  I think it must be the colors and the simplicity of it.  The black scallops are a nice touch and I love using cheesecloth...that's an idea that was inspired by looking at beautiful creations throughout the land of Blog.  Inspiration is a wonderful thing!!

The image on this journal was shared a while back by Dawn of The Feathered Nest.  Guess what she's sharing it again!  Click here it see it - and other beautiful images too!  Dawn's such a sweetie!

12 comments:

Dorthe said...

Dear Marie,
They looks beautiful all-I love the style you used, and the one with the 3 children, is absolutely beautiful-.
How are you doing Marie,-have you startet work ?
Hugs,Dorthe

Sweet Annabelle said...

Journals are a weakness of mine - I have dozens, and not many of them used! The Chickadee's Nest is my favorite, too!

Hopemore Studio said...

Marie, I love your journals. I know many times you are preparing for craft shows, but had you thought of opening an etsy store? It would be a great place to list your artwork and keep motivated to make throughout the year.

JDConwell said...

They're beautiful! I especially love the Chickadee's nest. :~)

Gaby Bee said...

Your journals look great! Love them all, but especially the one with the three children! Adorable!

Have a lovely day,
Gaby

Heavens2Betsy said...

These are wonderful. you can see the care you take in their creation. penny

Shelley said...

They are all beautiful Marie....you are so talented....blessings

Jo said...

They all turned out great! The one with the birds and the music notes is my favorite. I can tell that you spent lots of time picking exactly what would look good on them and it was worth it. :-)

Ann said...

While your knee may have been hurting it certainly didn't harm your creativity. Those are lovely. They'll make great gifts.

LDH said...

These are very special, Marie! Each one is perfectly lovey!

Sherry said...

Your journals are beautiful. My favorites are those with the birds on them. I hope you feel better every day.

Lululiz said...

I'd be hard pressed to pick a favourite, they are all so beautifully embellished.
I hope everything is going ok with your knee and you are not in too much discomfort.