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Hi, Welcome to my Blog. I'm an avid crafter; Scrapbooking, Cards, ATCs, Tags, Altered Books, Art Journaling, Décopatch, Knitting, Crochet, and Embroidery amongst other things. I live in Surrey, UK with my husband and son. For exercise I play badminton and I have been Geocaching since 2009 and now and again Pokémon Go. Recently I got back to Ballroom and Latin Dancing too. I run a UK based on-line papercraft group.

Saturday, 1 December 2012

An Attitude of Gratitude #31

OK so I know there aren't 31 days in November but Bernice is doing a roundup and the cover of her journal today on "An Attitude of Gratitude" so I just had to do my cover too, despite still having 7 pages and the inside covers to complete.

Bernice used up her table papers to make her covers. I haven't been using table papers but had various sheets of sprayed backing papers and chose my favourite from when I first got my Dylusions. Must have been spraying a tag!

My paper wasn't wide enough to fit the whole cover, so I left the mulberry spine free and just covered the other bits. I used old dictionary papers for the words "Attitude" and "Gratitude" and various flowers and leaves which I had previously diecut and were in stock. I used sepia glossy accents over them, and added some ribbon too.

I also added some metal pieces, corners, arrows pointing to the words and a "Journey" token. And what a journey this has been (although I still have a bit of a way to go yet!)

I can't really take a photo of all my pages together like Bernice has, but here's a side view of the album nearly completed.

I am so pleased with it so a HUGE THANK YOU goes to Bernice - HORRAH!


Sunshine Girl said...

Its lovely - have you checked T!ms blog yet this morning?

Julia S-W said...

Lovely cover BJ. This journal is a real work of art and you must be very pleased with your achievement.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I adore your wrap-up. And you managed to get it in a few sentences, too. Unlike my long rambling post that I created (grin).

I love the looks of this book. So awesome to see these pages come together like that. And the corners on the cover are a brilliant idea!

NatashaMay said...

Great sprayed effect and I love how it looks put together. :)

Bernice Hopper said...

Thank you for joining in with this project. I have been really encouraged by seeing your pages every day. Thanks for posting my linky the last 2 weeks.

Elizabeth said...

Fabulous journal, BJ. Lovely pages and the corners are the perfect finishing touch. Now you have something to treasure always. Elizabeth xx

Gwen said...

Great job, BJ! I love your covers! It has been a pleasure doing this challenge with you!