Sunday, July 10, 2011

Cabinet Card Album Journal...

I'm still doin' the Full-Tilt Boogie!!! Remember this album? It's the one I originally bought off of ebay, for the Full-Tilt Boogie class. The cover is beautifully embossed velvet, and inside, the pages are thick chipboard cabinet card frames...
The album is going to turn into two separate journals - one using the covers, and a different one using the inside chipboard frame pages.


Today was my monthly girls' crop, and I used the time to finish constructing the first of the two journals - the one using the inside pages. I had so much fun making it, and I have to say I love how it turned out...

The button closure is made from a Tim Holtz fancy button, and some stretchy pink ribbon.

Here's how the front looks...
I got the donkey from a 1965 Boy's Life magazine, and I've been waiting for the right project to come along - I'm so glad I finally got to use him!

For the spine, I used a combination of a photo from a thrifted book, and part of a bag from today's Dick Blick art store purchase...

Here's how the back turned out...

Here's the inside back cover. I haven't started filling it yet, so the frames are all empty, but I plan to collage on the pages. Some frames will be covered and some will be used as part of the page. You can see how I attached the ribbon closure. It's just a simple hole with the ribbon knotted. The photo of the horses is from that same thrifted book...

A closeup of the inside back cover...
I could not possibly be more happy with the Full-Tilt Boogie class! I still have two more journals to make, so in the end I will have seven handmade journals from the class! And they are all different!!! How fun is that??? I love it!!! You can still get in on the fun if you want to - click here to check it out.

Thanks so much for visiting and have a great Sunday my friends! I will see you again soon!



10 comments:

Barbara Hagerty said...

Beautiful! I'm still on book 2, and I can't wait to get to this book. Yours is fabulous!!

Sandy said...

Love this one too. Great job and the horse is pretty.

Marit said...

Wow Michelle... you ar in 'production mood'... yet another fabulous art journal! Have fun filling it!

Cynthia Schelzig said...

What a fabulous book creation...love it....I will be signing up for this class in the near future...can´t wait!

laurie said...

there is nothing more exciting than a new journal and yours is gorgeous! i hope to take that class, ftb, someday but my summer is filled to the brim.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Looks AMAZING Michelle! LOVING the donkey! :):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Nancy Lynn said...

This is really an amazing book. You did a great job on it. Love love love it. It's a great class isn't it.

donnaj said...

wow-this turned out great! I haven't even started book 2 yet! :)

ReneeInLA said...

This turned out really cool, Michelle! I love that donkey photo!!

jan b. said...

Okay, I know that's a donkey on your lovely cover ... but I can't help thinking "Mr. Ed" and now I've got that silly theme song in my head .... of course! (http://classic-tv.com/shows/mister-ed.html )