Friday, July 2, 2010

Butterfly Journal

Well I started out this morning, like a good girl, working on my project, I kept making stupid mistakes, the kind you make when you are not paying attention. This usually means I just need a complete play day, time to clear out my brain and work on things I have thought of but could not work on cause I was doing a project. So put everything away and brought out the toys and also allowed my eye to linger on a couple of books I have been reading. So back to my post, as a lot of you know I love, have a passion for closures, and while looking last week at a small clamp sitting on my studio table I had an idea and today put it to the test, it works and I am excited. This closure is removal if at some point you do not want a closure anymore and the if you decided you want it back you can do that too. The journal overall size is 4 1/4" X 6 1/4", the cover was created using 4 pieces of chipboard for the front and back cover, outer pp is by BoBunny Press and inner pp is by Foof a la. The inner journal pages were colored on the edge with a pale blue. This is all about ribbon, crystals (went a little crazy with those) and fun. I think in a post last week, I shared that I was excited with the Cinch because the holes were large enough to use eyelets and still bind - NOT - I knew that I had used the eyelets but when I researched it was with the coil binder not the o-rings, sorry if I misled anyone. So I have the covers done and have to figure out a different way to bind, so I used 1" binder rings, I really like the look of it, sort of industrial meets fem.
This is the journal without the clamp and open.
This is the clamp on the back, you are going to thread on side of the ribbon under the clamp then snap it down and tie.
This is the inside front without the closure and the ribbon tied on the front. Hope every one has a supper dupper 4th, stay safe. Hugs


Sandy from Ukiah said...

This is just awesome.. I love those butterflies... So do you like the cinch as well as the BIA?

Crayola58 said...

Awesome, indeed. I love the papeers on this journal, and of course always love the butterflies. Wonderful.

1CardCreator said...

Those butterflies look so dramatic! Great idea on the closure too. Thanks for sharing ~Diane

Tracy Evans said...

Lovely journal, and those butterflies are gorgeous and pop from the page in those dramatic colours. Have a good evening, Tracy Evans x

scrapn_momof2 said...

Gorgeous Sandi!

~JulieH~ said...

This is so beautiful Sandi those jewelled butterfliesare exquisite! Ilove the use of the eyelets in your binding and great way of using the clip for closure. Beautiful!

Leslie said...

This is very nice I like it!!!

Sharon Caudle said...

Beautiful, Sandi! Love those butterflies and the papers you used are stunning!

~ Kendra ~ said...

Sandi ~

BEAUTIFUL journal!!! I love the butterflies and your choices of paper! Great job!


Bren said...

What a great journal idea, it's beautiful and really workable at the same time. Love your ideas