Thursday, January 25, 2007

Ready to take on the world.

Well, my circle journal is ready to head out into the great wide world. Today I finished the sign in page and did my layout. The official mail date is Monday, but I'm going to be out of town Monday (yippee!) so I will hopefully get mine in the mail tomorrow.

And now, the moment you've all been waiting for....

The cover. My favorite thing about the cover is that I incorporated one of those wheels you turn for different words to appear in the window. It's been on my "someday I want to use this on a LO" list for forever, and now I've actually done it! So the title of the book is "can you {sense/see/hear/smell/taste/feel} it?" I thought it was fitting for the 5 senses theme.

I'm also loving the Hambly and Purple Onion stamps on this journal. I'm getting good mileage out of both on this project! (Oh yeah - and the ribbon looks really bad in the picture because I had it flat on the scanner, but there is brown, pink, and green ribbon tied down the spiral album edge.)


This is my intro page. It's pretty self explanatory. Again, love the Purple Onion!


My sign in page. Each spot is marked with the initial of a participant, in the order that the journal will progress. The tags are actually three tags fastened together with ribbon - one each for signature, picture, and the date. Another interactive page. =)


And this is my 5 senses layout. It's about Alloway, NJ, where I spent my summers growing up. I finally used my Hambly rubons on this LO for the first time! Also used Hambly pp and overlay, as well as Purple Onion stamps and DCWV background pp. Oh yeah - my favorite thing about this LO? After I printed the journaling on vellum, while it was still wet, I sprinkled it with clear embossing powder and set it. I love the result. Embossed, computer generated type. Yeah, I'll be doing more of this in the future. Very cool.


I'm getting very excited about this project and can't wait until I get the next book to work on! I've already got ideas for some of the themes coming my way. This is going to be a lot of fun.

7 comments:

Kate said...

How did you keep the vellum from distorting when you embossed on it? I have tried a few times to do this and I always end up with wavy vellum.

Elizabeth Wickland said...

Hmmm... I don't know. I tend to hold the heat gun a good distance from the paper - that may make a difference. I know that it makes a difference when embossing on acetate.

Samantha Jo Campen said...

That looks amazing! Can't wait to get my hands on it!!!

andrea said...

you have outdone yourself! the LOs are great, the journaling, the embellishments, everything! i will have to put my creative talents to the test on this one!

Dana said...

looks incredible... great job!

claudine said...

Super cute.... I love the Hambly!

Jenna said...

how cool is that turny thingie!?!where did you get that? your journal looks great!!! can't wait to do my layout. :)