Thursday, January 31, 2013

Decorated A Sketch Book (DT Project for ThePieceByPiece)

Soooo, it's the last day of January and my January DT Project for ThePiecebyPiece has to be completed!!! I bought a plain sketchbook and decided to decorated the front and back covers to give as a gift to a family member!  I used the Graphic45 Communique and the Recollections (Micheal's Craft Store line) Union Square papers for this project.  The links to all products used from the store will be after all the photos. Since the G45 Communique paper line is vintage/grunge, I went with that same design concept. I used lots of Tim Holtz products, some real clock hands, a kitchen cabinet handle, and even made my own shabby chic fence using a ruler that I cut up!  I luv the fence!  Used a TCW chickenwire mask and some modeling paste to add more texture.  Even added some real chickenwire between the can barely see a small peekaboo--should of used a larger piece, I guess, but it's on the project!!   Anyhoo, here's the pics:
This is the front cover as a whole. Went with the "telephone" theme on the front.

Made my own metal eyeglasses here!

Love the wings behind the "Liberty" photo!  You can also see one of the huge clock hands!  

Here's the back cover as a whole.  Went with the "vintage camera" theme on the back.

Usde a stencil and modeling paste for the rose.

Wanted the "vintage camera" that I fussy cut from the paper line and the key to 'hang' from the metal rod lke a signpost.  
  OK--here's the links to the products I used:
Candy Gems:
Heart Ribbon Sliders:
10MM flat back pearls:
Wing Appliques:
Resin Birds in flight-Ivory
Black French Venise lace:
Black Embroidered lace:
Natural Oval Cluny lace (crochet lace):
Cream Embroidered lace:
Cream fabric eyelet trim is temporarily out of stock.
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Thanks for sharing your time with me here!  Hugs! See you soon!


  1. A beautiful piece of work!! I love all the layers and the different styles. Everything came together nicely!!

    Happy Crafting

  2. Absolutely stunning!! I love every detail and I just love your work! Beautiful journal!! big hugs, Violet