This is Barbara bringing you a special project from the pages of my art journal! Like many other crafters and color enthusiasts out there, I have several boxes full of cards to send out (or keep) that were starting to cry out begging to be used. Although I send out several cards a month, I still have stack and stacks and decided I could start making journal books instead. So for this project, I’ve used the faerie Nouveau Girl Wishes from Some Odd Girl and the background is from Make it Crafty.
The book is about 5″x8″ which is a bit larger than a square 6″x6″ card so I have a little more room to work with. I love to include at least two images on them, if not more, because the size allows me to focus on what I like to do the most … color! This is the fourth book I’ve started and I love having it proped up on my desk – and just like a calendar, I can flip the page to something else inspiring for that week. I’ve also started a smaller sized one which is about the size of a trading card which I like to use for single character stamps. Those I plan to use later on as actual trading cards and I think having them all bound up will make it easier to transport.
The books I like to use the most are multi-purpose heavy duty art journal books with thick sturdy pages. I found mine at the local craft store but you can find book at any art supply store too. Here’s a close up of Wishes with her sparkly wings…
Thanks for coming by and I hope this gives you an idea for your next project! Don’t forget we have a FABULOUS color challenge happening right now! Also, Facebook fun is coming up and the challenge was posted TODAY – JOIN us for prizes!