Friday, October 03, 2008

Fabric Journal - Week 1

Outside cover showing the wood beads.



Hand carved stamps



Tri fold Concertina Structure with 3 signatures (booklets of paper).



I had so much fun making my first journal in Sue Bleiweiss's online Fabric Journal Making Class.
The first lesson was to make a concertina fold journal with 3 signatures. I embellished the cover with wood beads, a ribbon and a snap button closure. I used birdy fabric on the inside and decorated the first open page with some of my hand carved stamps.

Lesson 2 starts today and I cannot wait to see what we make!
Melanie made an amazing journal. I will show it to you tomorrow. :)

17 comments:

Sandra y Coco said...

I like your journal so much! and the hand carved pug stamp is AWESOME!

Sherry said...

Great Journal. Love the choice of fabrics. Awesome hand made stamps, too.

Rachel said...

that is just great. I really need to jump on this online craft class bandwagon....

Lisa M Griffin said...

Melissa this journal is fantastic! It utterly charming. Be sure to come by my blog, we are on the same wavelength my friend! =)

Diana Evans said...

this is a beautiful fabric journal Melissa!!! I love it...and the beading is such a nice touch...

I hope you have a wonderful weekend creating all kinds of new things...

Have fun and say hello to Melanie!!!

hugs
Diana

Fannie said...

Wonderful, Melissa! Nice personalized touches to the pages with your stamps. Thanks for sharing.

Robin Maria Pedrero said...

Oh I want to make one too! THESE ARE COOL! I love the stamps too. Good luck with your entry to my give away. Thanks for the heads up on the faulty button.

Nevis said...

Wow, super cool! That came out so nice!!!

Maggie and Mitch said...

How beautiful! You are so talented, Melissa!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

The Devil Dog said...

That is a gorgeous journal. Mom loves the beads and ribbon on the edges.
Mom is also flabbergasted that you forgot to take pictures of the quilts. Silly you!

Roxy

2DogStudio said...

Melissa, Love the journal but even more so those rubber stamped images!!! You should make a video on how you made those.. I bought all of my tools, but I'm too afraid to start!

Puglette said...

Hi Melissa, I love your journal! The fabrics you chose are just beautiful. I love the colors. That looks like a fun class, can't wait to see what you make next.

Thank you for your kind words about Teddy, I really appreciate your thoughtfulness.
Puglette
(Judy)

Tara Ross Studios said...

I love fabrics, they can be addicting. Your journals look great! Love the birdie fabric.

How fun!

Peng Peng said...

WOW! I could see this for sale in Borders! Fabulous journal you made there :O) Can we ever have too many journals? lol!

Manon Doyle said...

Love your first journal Melissa! What a great class!

marianne said...

too beautiful to use! Gorgeous

Karine said...

Melissa, your journal is SO so wonderful. Did it take forever to embellish it with the beads? That is so cute. The fabric is great, too.

It's way better than mine! I love it.