Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog - Green or St, Patrick's Day

Journal Book - A Ladies's Diary
This month at CCCB, we are creating projects using Green/or St. Patrick's Day.  I have wanted to make this journal book ever since I saw the tutorial on YouTube.  I wanted to create something other than a card for this challenge, so I decided to take the plunge!  It takes a lot for me to cut my G45 paper.
The Challenge is sponsored this month by Rick St. Dennis

The Image "The Flapper" by Rick St. Dennis
I added a small gold brad to the center of my 4 leaf clover and it really added visual interest.  The bracelets, belt buckle, and necklace were given dimension by adding Liquid Pearls.  A couple got squished while I was fussy cutting!  I covered my design paper in clear shelf liner before covering the chipboard.  This gives it a matte finish and will also protect the paper from tears and accidental spills.  The closer is an extra button from one of my suits. A magnet is attached to the ribbon and under the belly band.  I coated the image with 4 coats of Aleene's Matte Sealant and attached it with foam tape.  

I only had time to embellish one page before the project had to be uploaded. Today, I managed to get four pages completed and to cover my tags.  The pages in this journal are sewn in.  It is so easy and such a nice way to bind the page into the book.  I have started the binding for a smaller book with more pages.  This one has twenty pages.  I hope to make a Share Video when I am done.
 The 4 Leaf Clover is only there to help keep the pages open so the picture could be taken.

Here is the link to Charlie Jones' Tutorial
Her Diary is just Gorgeous.  It was a project she created for the G45 CHA Booth last year.

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Am in awe! Style, creativity AND patience. Inspiring project, Chana. TFS!
    xxx Asha
    Sunny Summer Crafts

  2. Thanks, Asha! You're so kind!

  3. This is stunning i was just watching the tutorial on youtube last night for this project -you have made it beautifully and i kow whayt you mean about Graphic 45 I am the same and with my Tim Holtz papers too
    carol x

  4. Wowee Chana this is completely gorgeous! Really am awestruck by this fabulous creative work and the image on the front is just perfect for this - love it :)

  5. Fantastic, Chana! Love this wonderful design, too--great combination of papers & embellies. and the image is beautifully done! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  6. Chana this is gorgeous! TFS!

  7. Wow, this is stunning. Very creative and inspiring. You must be very pleased with how it turned out.

  8. Wowzer, what a gorgeous project. Looks like you spent a lot of time and love on this. It's stunning!


  9. This is "off the chain", Chana! I am amzed at all the detail and work you have in this!

  10. Wow, stunning. Thanks for joining us for Vickie's Challenge at Lady Anne's.

  11. Hello Chana, I have noticed that you must have forgotten to link your entry to Vickie's challenge over at Lady Anne's maybe you could do this now please *smile* I love your diary it is beautiful, I would love to see it again when completed *smile* Thank You for sharing with us at Lady Anne's Challenges. I hope we see you again soon.
    Love ~ Lady Anne xx

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  12. Thanks, I have it linked now!

  13. Fabulous diary!!!
    Thanks for joining us at CTO this week!!!!

  14. Fabulous book you made, it looks amazing and great coloring of the lady in green!
    Hugs, Elenor

  15. Beautifully detailed diary, I love all the special touches! Thanks for joining us this week @ CTO for our "Luck of the Irish" challenge :)


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