I started by cutting the Wrapped Journal Diecut from a piece of Mat Board and I embossed both end with a cloud embossing folder that I had picked up at Joann's. Next I inked a glass tray with ColorBox Blends Bay Ink, added water, painted both outside and inside ends of the journal and the same for the spines and I let dry. I adhered a patterned cardstock on the back of the journal since I accidentally bled on it. 😔
I lightly inked the edges of the journal and the embossed images with ColorBox Blends Uniform Ink. Next I inked the glass tray with ColorBox Blends Coconut Ink and with a paint brush I lightly painted a wash over the clouds, let dry and then I dry brushed around some of the clouds.
I cut a couple of stars from the Bookplate, Hinges and Label Diecut and inked with ColorBox Blends Tutu Ink and once dry I added Stickles to each star.
I cut the "baby" journaling card from the Simply Stories Hello Baby Paper Pad and added a star brad before adhering to the smaller journal flap. I glued the star diecuts and mini gems to the cover.
I punched a hole at the end of the baby journaling card and added a brad which will be used as a closure. I cut a piece of cording which I folded in half making it 14 inches long before tying it around the brad. I wrapped the cording around the brad, then tied a knot in the cording and added three beads before tying the end of the cording and cut the excess cording off.
The inside of the journal I added patterned cardstock from the Simply Stories Hello Baby Paper Pad. I also covered the back of the baby journaling card with a piece of wood patterned cardstock to hide the back of the brad. I strung the journal with elastic cording and waa laa...finished! I will follow up next month with the inside of this baby album so stay tuned for a full reveal! 😀
If you haven't checked out Eileen Hull's blog this month to see what the Inspiration Team has created you can find those posts HERE and HERE. Also if you have any questions about this project please let me know.
Also I would like to submit this project for the following challenge:
Word Art Wednesday Challenge: #344-#345 Anything Goes
Thanks for taking the time to stop by, hope your day is wonderful and enjoy creating!