Friday, March 12, 2010

Binding it All Up...

I finished binding my Let it Loose Journal tonite and now it's all done! It feels great to finish a big project, doesn't it? Here's how the finished book looks...
I used a grocery shopping bag that already had a sunburst graphic on it, and wrote the title on with a white sharpie. The rest of the cover is happy tape, and Love, Elsie adhesive fabric.

Here's a closeup of the binding...
I used some Stampin Up ribbon, and a bunch of beads I still had from my beading days. I just love this binding technique and I can tell I will be doing alot more of it!!!

Let it Loose was a fun and inspirational class to be sure! Here's a recap of all the pages I made...










I don't know if I could pick a favorite lesson. I think what I loved most about the class was the variety! I also really loved getting reacquainted with my markers again! Now, I'm thinking I might have to invest in either some copic markers, or some of those Tim Holtz refillable alcohol ink markers. For any of you who have either of those types of markers, what do you think? Do you recommend one over the other?

Also, if you took the Let it Loose class, I'd love to hear what your favorite part was!

I hope you all have a fantastic Friday! Thanks for visiting!

14 comments:

Marit said...

It's a fantastic book Michelle! And seeing all those pages again... WOWZAH!!!! Did we really do all that??? (Yes we did LOL!) About the markers, I was planning to buy me some but maybe I should wait 'till you got your answer which ones are "better". (But hey, I think in Holland they only sell copic markers in the store, I'll have to order the Tim Holz online - so I might go for the copic because it's easier to go buy those and take right at home with me...) And my fave page of the "Let it loose" ones? My oh my, but if I have to choose, I think the second one (with the reaching hands) and the last one!

McMGrad89 said...

Wow! Yours came out incredibly wonderful. I really enjoyed seeing what you were doing while I was working on the same thing. My favorite part of the class was definitely the doodling pages.

Chris said...

so so beautiful! thanks for sharing it as a total project - I enjoyed seeing each one along the way but seeing it together is so much more meaningful. I am getting some copic markers later this month - Jamie from TAAFOMFT uses them and loves them. I don't know anyone who uses the Tim Holtz ones so I can't speak to that. From looking at them, Copic offers 300 colors and you can also mix colors. It looks like you make your own markers with the Holtz inks. Looking forward to hearing comments from other people and from you once you make your choice. Have a great weekend!

vikkiscrappygal said...

That looked like alot of fun. Liked all of the pages. Just love the front of the book.

Angèle said...

OVE to see all the pages together on your blog Michelle! You did a FANTASTIC job girl!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

i want a white sharpie soooooooooo bad....where did u get it???? and i hear that copics are the bestest thing since sliced bread!!! i really loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee how your book turned out!!!! it is truly gorgeous michelle! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Kristii said...

You are totally amazing my friend!!! I love each and every page!!!!! You rock!!!!

Leslie Davis said...

What a wonderful book you've created!! I just adore your fun cursive! You deserve to be very proud of your creation! And that binding is something I'm going to have to learn!

Georgia Visacri said...

OMG... these are FABULOUS!

michele said...

seriously ... WOW. i'm in awe!! that window page is speaking to my big time!

Viv said...

Wow, Michelle!!! Your journal is stunning!!! You have a great style,I loved every page you`ve made!
My fav lesson was making the collage :)

Love Viv

Traci Keriazakos said...

You have such vision in your art. Where do you come up with these ideas. I love how uniquely you every page you create is! Your use of color always blows me away. I wish I could "let loose" like you do with your pages!

EverydayMe said...

wow wow wow... that is amazing! the front of the book makes you want to know what's inside... and it's delightful!!! great job!!
{{hugs}} Michelle

kanishk said...

I think the second one (with the reaching hands) and the last one!
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