Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Journal Covers and such....

All six covers together.

Upholstery scraps, 5 by 5.

Heavily tea dyed fabric, 6 by 6.

A little bit of everything, 6 by 6.

Tea dyed ribbon and fabric, love the red with the black and white, 6 by 9.

Tea dyed fabric and lace. Tried to used up a lot of scraps, 6 by 6.

Lots of dark scraps, upholstery fabric, etc. Ribbon ties, 5 by 5.

I spent most of last weekend dying fabric, sorting fabric, going through ribbons, lace and buttons. I am taking my first online class from Mary Ann Moss. Hop over to her blog and check it out. We are making this great journal. I - being the over achiever that I am - decided to make several journal cover and then of course journals. I figure I go through them at an alarming rate anyway, I might as well make my own.

These six are my first covers. They are so fun to make. Just about anything goes. I like the small intimate ones, yet I can see that the 6 by 9 size will be the one I work on first. Just a lot more space to make intricate pages with. I will share these as they evolve. Hope you are all working on something fun.

12 comments:

Janny said...

Wow, they are gorgeous!

Bea said...

You have been busy! Aren't these wonderful. Now you are all set for the new year. :)Bea

Jane Jeffress Thomas said...

How awesome are these journal covers. I love what you have shown us. Love your blog too.

Terri Kahrs said...

Ohhhh, Elizabeth, these are outstanding! I can just imagine you sorting through your treasure to make these beautiful journals. Sounds like you're really enjoying the class. Holiday hugs, Terri xoxo

Lindart said...

I LOVE these covers! Like a cozy blanket for your journal! I love the ones with the strips that wrap round and round - like opening a special present every time you open your journal!

freebird said...

Your SIX covers look great. I haven't even made ONE cover. I've got lots of inspiration though after looking at everyone's. Not that that ever does any good as once I look at MY fabrics my muse just goes her own way!

Julie Ann Shahin said...

These are amazing!!!! I have to catch up on Mary Ann's class now that I am home from vacation.
xoxo,
ja

Melinda Cornish said...

When you get on a roll, you really get on a roll! these are wonderful, I love them all.....

Trudi Sissons said...

Beautiful selection and work on these fabric coveres!!! I'm inspired. - I read your tea/coffee dye instructions - thank you for those and the freebie - Happy New Year!!!

Robin said...

These are all just stunning! The colors and textures you put together are simply amazing!!

The Paris Salon said...

I am loving these journals Elizabeth!! I am actually on the verge of purchasing an inexpensive sewing machine for the Salon ~ now actually feeling compelled to do that. Your covers are scrumptious.
xo,
Gaye

vintage wil said...

Ohh they are all gorgeous!!great image and colors!!!