Sunday, 31 July 2011

Full Tilt Boogie

I first read about this over at
my long time blogging friend Alisa

She had made this beautiful journal
from a vintage celluloid photoalbum.
and when I saw it, I so wanted to make one too.

Knowing that I didn´t really had the time by now
I put it aside in my head for something I had to put on my
'to do list'

and then I went back to have a look again and again...
It keept coming back to me - the thoughts about
making a journal totally different from what I
normally work with.
This is all about paper and with lots of colors too

so I started to read about the workshop over at Mary Anns
still knowing I didn´t had the time

I could start on gathering suppliers, couldn´t I
that wouldn´t harm - and so I did.
It´s not easy to get the real good stuff over her, so I had to
order online.

The vintage celluloid albums was out of my reach.
I could find some at reasonable prices online
but the shipping costs were even more than the album price
so that was out of the question - and mind you, I wasn´t going to make one
I didn´t had the time.....

and you have probably guess it by now
I signed up for the workshop - ofcourse I did
I HAD to

so I found some awesome bookcovers in my studio
to use for the album
and have finished my first journal

Haven´t worked on any of the pages yet.

That´ll have to wait until later,
but I really enjoyed the process.

Here´s a close up of some of the pages
just prepared a bit - ready to work on 

using all kinds of different papers
for the pages and different sizes too

and here´s how my journal looks like
on the front cover

I´m so glad I did this
Thank you Alisa

wanna make one too?
check out Mary Anns workshop

Wishing you all a wonderful day
Tina ♥♥♥


Cheryl De Beer said...

My word I love that, if I had the beautiful 'stuff' I would soo so make one - it is realy lovley.

Beth Leintz said...

Yes, I want to make one, too- I love yours- I'm fascinated by all the different papers and the binding.

QueenBe said...

Tina anything you make is always amazing. This album is certainly no different!

Hope said...

....I love all your things....everything is always gorgeous. I am going to look at the class....I want to make one too.

Jan said...

I ADORE your journal!

Nelda Ream said...

This is really lovely, Tina! I have been making my journals for the class from book covers also. I love the way yours turned out. Your choice of materials and papers is outstanding.

FarfallaDK said...

It is so adorable, Tina!
I love all the different kind of paper that you have used for the paper.
It must have been very funny trying to make something new and in a different way.
Knus, Emilie

Emie58 said...

I LOVE your journal!!! It's beautiful and different from any other I've seen. Shabby Chic!!! You will have a lot of fun working in it.
Thanks for sharing, Emie

babyjane said...

This journal is absolutely STUNNING! I love everything about it. I too am taking the MAM FTB class, but I haven't gotten started yet. You have inspired me. Yours it just my style. BRAVO and thanks for sharing!

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

Tina ~
That is absolutely awesome!!
I am on my way over to her blog to check out the workshop ~

Donna, Doni, Lady D said...

I left a comment on FTB Flikr. I just can't quit looking at it. It's amazing! You are amazing for making it. I'm in LoVe. I hope you will make many more. Donna

Robin said...

Your journal is just stunning, I love it!

Jan Conwell said...

I especially like the hinges/binding on the back...beautiful work.

Nancy Lynn said...

I love love love your journal. You did a fabulous job. I love FTB class.

Charmingdesigns said...

I came over from FTB. Your book is beautiful. I'm adding lots of lace to mine also. Lovely!

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Absolutely gorgeous,dear Tina!!
Have a lovely Sunday.

Rhonda said...

Oh Tina, it is beautiful. These are so much fun to create, I've done smaller versions.

I must check out the workshop, it sounds very interesting.

Have a fabulous day!

jan b. said...

Your journal is fabulous! I love how you used the opportunity to create your own design on the cover.

Anonymous said...

wow this is so wonderful! I love all the texture!

Kana said...

Tina, you have done a wonderful job! I really think your journal is pretty. The book cover looks great with the frame on it! I have just finished watching wk one ane hope to start on my journal soon. Thanks for the inspiration!!

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

I love your new journal. So romantic and pretty! I want to make one now.


Michelle LaPoint Rydell said...

Wow, Wow, WOW! Your journal is so pretty! I love all the textures and the soft colors! You did a fantastic job!!!

Vicki said...

OMG! This is just gorgeous. I'm in love. May have to take that workshop. We are at the beach for a week but your sweet package arrived the night we left! I love it and will post about it soon. Can't wait to see what you do with these pages. Love this. xoxo

Paula said...

Dear, sweet Tina,

I love your gorgeous journal! You did such a beautiful job! I love all the papers, lace and fabrics! I especially love that you made this journal from scratch with materials you had on hand. You are so creative and talented sweetie! I am so glad you shared photos of the inside. I love every page you created! The cover is beautifully done!!!!

Have a great week! Love you, Paula

Barbara Hagerty said...

This. Is. GORGEOUS! Absolutely stunning! I'm going right back to look at it again! So BEAUTIFUL!!

Robin said...

What a beautiful journal Tina! I love all the different types of papers and ephemera you used for your pages....and the cover is divine. Have a wonderful day.


Jillayne said...

Love it Tina!
I am in the same boat as you and I signed up anyway - over a week ago and am knee deep in paper and fabric - I have to make my covers because they are too expensive to get here as well. The worst of it is... I have four of them on the go!!!

The Feathered Nest said...

Dear sweet Tina....your journal is GORGEOUS!!!!! I'm so glad you took this class so we could feast our eyes on it's goodness....of course, I know anything you create I will love :) So, so many lovely pages!! hugs and love, Dawn

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Your journal is fantastic, dear Tina! It would have been a shame if you hadn't convinced yourself to give it a try. An original vintage album couldn't look any better than your version with the pretty book covers.
Have a wonderful week :-)!

Evi said...

what a lovely journal that turned out to be. Sometimes you just have to dive in. You will have lots of fun filling it up.
I think it is nice to use up things you have and make do in a wonderful creative way.
Hugs, Evi

Alisa Noble said...

Tina, I love, love, love your journal!!!!
Mary Ann just sucks you in, doesn't she?!
I've finally moved on to the second journal and made 3 of them.

Leslie said...

Hi - I just signed up for FTB and your journal is the best one I've seen so far in looking thru the pics. Absolutely gorgeous and I'm going to model mine after it. Thanks for the inspiration!

primdollie said...

absolutely stunning I love it!! I pinned it too to share your cover!! LOve your pages as well! nice work!!

Nancy Maxwell James said...

this is just stunning Tina! every bit is vintage goodness! I have been enjoying your pins on pinterest too! :) Have a wonderful weekend!

Lana said...

Tina ~ this is just a pretty as can be! Your work is always amazing! :)

Janine said...

Hi Tina, I love your work, love bookbinding, and this one is so gorgeous made, and the journal, so great. You made a beautiful piece of work. Have a great weekend, best wishes from Janine

Xela said...

Wow I love your journal Tina
Fantastic work
Hugs Alexandra

suziqu's thread works said...

Tina you have done a magnificent job making this journal. It is so "you" and wasn't it fun and hard to put down?
GORGEOUS work! I'm a bit late in commenting as I have been away!
Love and hugs,