Sunday, 24 January 2010

Journalling... it's everywhere

Have you noticed?? I'm getting sucked in too and because I'm also trying to incorporate fabric into my work at the moment, after much deliberation (who am I kidding!) I have signed up for Mary Ann Moss's class Remains of the Day. I've had a great afternoon messing about with bits of fabric and my sewing machine and eventually ended up with this. It won't be everyone's thing but I love the messy way it was created without too much thought and from my point of view, still ending up with something that I really like! The next stage is to make the pages. Watch this space!


The picture's not great but basically the right edge (the cut off triangular shape) folds over the front and is then casually wrapped shut with whatever you have to hand. Click on the pic to enlage for a better view.

30 comments:

Sue said...

Oh wow, Carol I love it, what a lovely personal journal cover.

Sid said...

Gorgeous journal cover. Love the texture and depth !

LME said...

Beautiful :)

Kaz said...

this is stunning!!! I love that Carol, going to have a nosey on the link!

Karin said...

I love this journal cover Carol. It's stunning, looks really touchy feely. I'll be looking out for the pages too!

cockney blonde said...

I really like this. I've started a few journal pages but really need to do something about making the journal. The only thing is I DON'T do sewing!!! I may have to rethink as I have loads of lovely fabric to play with, x

joanne wardle said...

just gorgeous, looks thrown together but cohesive at the same time! very very impressed

Roben-Marie said...

This looks awesome, Girl!! So glad you are taking the class!! :)

penibear said...

Absolutely gorgeous Carol, I can't wait to see the pages xx

Audrey said...

Its absolutely fantastic Carol!!! I love it. Can't wait to see the pages now!

craftytrog said...

Totally lushious! Love everything about it Carol! xx

Cath Wilson said...

Absolutely love this, Carol - really pretty in a shabby chic way :) I used to get a zine which arrived wrapped like this and they were real treasures. Keep it up - I'll be very interested in what you get up to, lol. Much as I love the journalling idea - very much like the Altered Books we used to do - I really don't have space for any more books or I'd be having a go myself...

Sue Bleiweiss said...

Beautiful!

Heather said...

This is gorgeous Carol - I love it's look of antique elegance. Can't wait to see the pages.

Carrie said...

this is amazing Carol - I wish my messing was as successful - off to nosey at the link now. :0)

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

Classy, love the colours too.

More please!

Chris said...

Wow, Carol, this is stunning! I love all the different fabrics and trims. Absolutely gorgeous.

thekathrynwheel said...

Wow wow wow, it's fab :-)
Kate x
P.S. Can't wait to see the pages you put in it!

Marilyn Rock said...

This is stunning! I would love to touch it! xxoo

Janny said...

This looks fabulous! You can see that you enjoyed playing;o)

Sarah Anderson said...

Carol it's fabulous!!! I love fabric sewn together like this. Looking forward to your journal pages! It's dead easy, just colour the pages somehow, stick things on, stamp, doodle, write words if you like...that's all there is to it!! It's all about playing and enjoying the materials :)

stampdiva said...

I am completely in awe of what you have created and cannot wait to have a peek of the Journal pages. I love the organic nature of the cover. Such a stunning piece. Also, to have made your own journal is much more satisfying than a purchased one. Amazing work. Lynne M x

hazel said...

Beautiful journal cover Carol, looking forward to seeing the pages.
xxx

Julie Ranae said...

Carol....I am LOVING watching you and Sarah and so many others display your journal work....it's truly lovely and inspirational!

Oxana said...

WOW! I love this cover!

Kim Piggott said...

Wowzers this is stunning!
hugs
kim x

Sue said...

wow that look gorgeous good days work, sue.x

Paula said...

Totally gorgeous!!! Love the colours they are very appealing.

Artyjen said...

How lovely! It almost looks too nice to journal in!!! LOL :)
xoxo

Sarita said...

Beautiful Carol, I love all the different fabrics and texture,
Wonderful work,
Love Sarita xx