Giraffe Journal and Floral Pencil

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Merry Christmas Pat!

Now before you think I gave Pat her gift in January I must tell you that she received it well in advance of Christmas. I'm just now sharing this fun project. This is a 1.00 composition journal I purchased at Dollar Tree. I covered it with velvet paper that I had been hoarding for 6 years!! Sadly the store is now out of business and I've never seen this paper again :( I used two different sheets; the giraffe pattern and the solid brown. The paper is attached with Paper Cement (made by the same mfg. that makes Rubber Cement~you can buy it at Michael's in the glue section of the store). The giraffe image (Embossing Arts~now out of business)was colored with Prisma pencils and blended with Gamsol blending fluid. I framed the image with a technique I learned at Technique Junkies called "Torn Frames".

The matching flower is a #2 pencil I embellished with a paper flower. I learned this fabulous technique from one of my stamping heroes, Tosh. Her blog is beyond fantastic and you can find her easy to follow directions HERE. I changed it up a bit by die cutting my petals from a Sizzix die cut heart since I taught this project at one of my stamping parties. I precut all the shapes for my friends to save them some time when they were making them (I spoil my friends rotten because I *LOVE* them all!!).

I've probably made a hundred or more of theSE journals and to date, this is by far my favorite and was made for one of my favorite people!! I hope you enjoy it!


kellyrae said...

OMGosh! Kathie, this is an absolutely marvelous gift set. I love how giraffe stamp with that paper. And the flower pencil is just gorgeous.

Susan said...

This is just stunning! I love this image and what a great match and project. Thanks for sharing how to dit it. And the pencil is perfect!

Anonymous said...

This is really neat! BTW, Auntie Amy bought Embossing Arts' images and has this giraffe. If can be found at:

Jan G.

Tosh said...

I'm honored that you liked the pencils enough to make some yourself!! What a darling set! I love the giraffe theme!! How clever. And your matching book is fabulous!! WOW!!

Thanks for all your kind words too!! They mean a lot!!!


Cher said...

simply adorable! TY for sharing...keep up the nice blog. Cheryl

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Pockets of Inspiration said...

I'm LOV'N this flower! Esp. with that giraffe print. Now I have to incorporate a die I DO have to make this. Just Beautiful!!