Tuesday, May 10, 2011
REDNESDAY - PAPER BAG JOURNAL
Welcome to Rednesday! I hope you ladies enjoyed your Mothers Day.
Remember about a month ago I showed this photo on Rednesday, about a craft I was working on? Well, I finished it!
I made a Paper Bag Journal! Becky Schultea of Just Bee'n Me had posted one she made for Valentine's Day, using her own artwork (see it, and instructions, here). So I purchased her Valentine Variety Pack at the Aimee Asher Printable and Digital Crafting Mall.
I had decided to make a Spring journal instead of Valentine, and here it is! (Right-click on images to see larger size.)
It took me a long time to make this because I did it in bits and pieces, not all at once. I had used as many images from the pack as I wanted, then browsed her blog for a few others. That's when I noticed that she had made a new set called Sweet Spring Stitches (also at Aimee Asher), so I ordered that immediately! There were many pinks in this set and I darkened a lot of the pinks to reds as a personal preference.
I had so much fun making this that I want to try making another one, maybe during the summer when it's too hot to be out in the garden! Becky has also made a Mothers Day Journal using her Spring set, brown and white lunch bags, and put a beaded handle on it to make it look like a purse! It's so pretty, you can view it here.
Don't forget to check out my yesterday's post regarding the Initially Yours craft swap!