Monday, March 29, 2010

New Journal--finished!



This journal was enjoyable to make. Mindlessly (well almost mindlessly) sewing stuff together while your nerves are knitting over life events is a wonderful thing. I have actually used up all my snippets and all pieces and scraps in the drawers that would fit in this journal. I had planned to sew this into a hard cover old book cover but it didn't fit after a got all the signatures together so that was just another opportunity to sew another cover together. It was rather difficult to sew the signatures but it finally came together. Now I will start to use it as a journal and write in all of the blank places.



You can see here how the Distrezz it all tool distresses the edges of the paper.







HERE is a YOUTUBE video of the book if you want to see it all. It's only about 4 minutes long.

26 comments:

Elizabeth said...

What a fabulous treat-all of your backgrounds flow so beautifully together!!!! I ahve amountain of bits os I MUST try this!!!! THe You Tube Video was a fabulous way to start this rainy Monday morning!!! Thank you so much for such a wonderful gift!!!

Diane said...

Oh, Martha this is SO impressive!! I'm off to watch the video.

Mary said...

It's marvelous, marvelous, marvelous I tell you!!! I hope you have them stacked up on your coffee table for all to enjoy!!

If you ever feel the need to create some of these for you etsy shop I would snatch one up in a second!!!!

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

You cannot believe how much you have inspired me to create one of these! My budget doesn't allow for the class right now, but I have studied your creation, saved it so I can learn more, and hopefully, get me moving in the right direction! Thank you for the sharing you have done!

Diane said...

Hi Martha, I just read your comment on my blog on Suzi's class. I watched the first 2 videos when I was out of town this weekend, and I'm kind of dreading trying to learn it (you know what I mean?) I remember how fustrated I got with just the full frontal view. It just looks hard. I loved the first video of her explaining the class--she's such a fun person!

Janie Husband said...

Amazing..........

LeeAnn@Encouragement Is Contagious said...

Oh Martha, it is so inspiring and beautiful. You can sew also? Wow, where does your talent end?

Thank you for including the YouTube tutorial. Once I have a chance I am going to watch it.

Jane Farr said...

Love it Martha! Just breathtaking. I bet it feels wonderful to put your snippets to such great and lasting use.

Becca said...

Hi Martha, your work is stunning! I would love to make something like that one day. Thank you for the inspiration. Becca

margie Phillips said...

Martha:

Bravo!!!! Your sense of color is wonderful. I love the use of the black and white polka dots and checks with the black ink calligraphy words. Something about black against colors that make things pop.

Your are such an inspiration, thank you for sharing with us all.

...margie

Marie aka Grams said...

You are pretty amazing, do you know? Beautiful book. You must be so proud.

linda said...

I wish I had a sewing machine to make these kinds of journals! Very impressive, great work!

Createology said...

I adore your newest journal. The colors are so fresh. How wonderful to be able to pick up a piece of art and read, touch, and see so much of your personal style. Happy creating...

PaperPumpkin said...

WOW WOW WOW, Martha!!! I am in love with this! I think I'm speechless...Wow. I love it. I want it! (PS I'm glad you don't have an artisitic GPS! I love where your creating takes you...and us!)

PaperPumpkin said...

Hi again, check out cutetape.com for some of those fantastic tapes!!

Tess said...

Oh Martha, it's fabulous. I love all of the bright colors and cheerfulness it sends off. I can't view the YouTube now but I will soon.

lori vliegen said...

spectacular.....really, really spectacular!!! xox, :))

Renee Troy said...

How delicious, Martha. Such eye candy and I'm sure filled with the same...Fabulous job!

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Gorgeous! i could stare at it forever!

Jingle said...

outstanding job!
eye opening to me...
Happy Tuesday!

jgr said...

Gorgeous as always! You make me want to take up sewing! Thank you for so much inspiration.

Nancy said...

ABSOLUTELY wonderful!! I'm on my way to the video.

Ayala Art said...

SO beautiful!

Buffy said...

Gorgeous book,the colors do just flow together.

Gina Lee Kim said...

You create amazing things with your hands and heart.

peggy said...

amazing! this is beautiful! thanks for sharing!

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