This past Monday morning, I woke up feeling totally compelled to create.
Have you ever had that overwhelming feeling that you just needed to do a certain something...and that you just couldn't rest until you did that something? Well, that's just what happened in the creatologie studio and now there are several brand new "I Start, You Finish" journals that I wanted to share with you.
It's been a little while since I released any "I Start, You Finish" projects...but the ideas and the little parts and pieces I was saving for the covers were starting to accumulate...could very well be why I felt so compelled!
If you're new to the creatologie studio and my blog, you may not know what "I Start, You Finish" journals/albums/projects are. They are projects that I begin with a theme, a color scheme, and a handmade or pre-made book or album. In the case of books and albums, I complete the cover and spine, leaving the book interiors for you to finish. It's a great way to be able to use things that you have...and to detail and personalize the interior pages to reflect your style, display your photos and record your stories.
Many of you have told me that you have a hard time getting a project started...that you need someone to kind of set the mood and get you going and once that happens, you are off and running. That works really well for me...as I love to get things going...and I absolutely love doing the covers. I guess that means that we make a good team, right? Grin.
OK, let me show you what I've got this time.
Love Notes is a hand made hard back book with an interior flap. It's filled with sturdy watercolor paper (12 pages, plus the inside covers and flaps), pre-washed with light walnut ink, all ready for you to add the detailing. Pull back the flap and you will find a folded page of parchment paper...perfect for writing the story. The outside of the book is covered with a washed black/ivory ticking stripe fabric and handmade lace removed from vintage (early 1900's) French pillowcases which were worn and torn beyond repair.
There are so many layers on the cover...wedding lace, a shabby metal card tin with handle, three beautiful heart themed tags inside the tin, hand dyed flowers and crinkle ribbon, old buttons, an embossed pewter strip with the word LOVE, a key, diamond and vintage Japanese pearl, vintage leaf appliques, and a beautiful silver/black puffy heart bead. All of these add up to a beautiful, feminine book, perfect for an anniversary, a wedding, a bridal shower, or just a special book to celebrate love.
This "I Start, You Finish" Love Notes hand made book can be yours for just $97, plus shipping. Just click on the Buy Now button below to place your order for this one of a kind album.