I posted the sneak peak and then forgot to come post the whole thing.
This is a spread I did for a collaborative project. I created a few signatures and sent them to the host of the project. She bound my signatures and all others that she received from the participants into a beautiful book. This book was a gift for a very special lady and I am so honored that I was able to participate. I wish I could have done more but I was knee deep in my goodie swap at the time.
The flap on the right opens and I added a little note in the library pocket. This was a very fun spread once I was able to get started. The flower and leaves are all hand drawn. My first attempt at the that and I’m really quite pleased with how it turned out.
The rest of the spreads were very simple with plenty of space left for the recipient to add her own special touch. click to embiggen.
I finally got a ROD style journal up on my Etsy site. It is a pseudo ROD because I added plain paper signatures inside the stitched cover instead of all the ephemera pages. I love those stitched, ephemera pages but they are a huge time investment. I wanted this journal to be quicker to make and more accessible to those who might not be ready for all those beautiful, pre adorned pages. I have all kinds of ideas for more covers and can’t wait to get a few more done for my shop.
Blue ROD Journal
Back of Journal
There are a few more images on my Etsy site.
One of my favorite bloggers is Mary Ann Moss from Dispatch From LA. Her blog is always a bounty of beautiful colors, intriguing photos, and inspriation. I especially love the peeks into her visual journals. I’ve wanting to try my hand at visual journaling for some time and, lucky for me, Mary Ann offers a wonderful online class on creating journals like hers. So, I finally took the plunge and created my first Remains of the Day journal.
I plan to use this journal to cronicle our trip to Colorado this past June.
We had a wonderful time exploring the beautiful mountains with our very good friends, Steve and Meredith, and I’m looking forward to reliving the trip in this journal. Here are a few more pics before any journaling.
There are some more images in my gallery here: ROD Journal