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Sunday, 5 June 2011

June Birthdays

In June,our family celebrates seven birthdays so I've been busy making not only quilts but birthday cards too.
For my fourteen year old niece I'm taking the Sketch Saturday Week 158 challenge which is being hosted by Jeanette this week.

Instead of making a card, I'm making my niece  a journal which will double as a card.

I picked up an A5 visual art diary for under three dollars from my local art shop.  Also some super strong double sided tape.  I usually use sticker paper (sometimes called Jac Paper) but I haven't been able to source any recently.

Strips of double sided tape is applied to the front cover of the diary.
Then some, what I call 'layering', takes place beginning with a solid colour in this case.
Inspired by daisyquilts.blogspot Colourful Fridays' next theme of "blue and orange together" I have started with: ORANGE.

Next layer is orange themed background paper then dark blue layered with light blue.

Found a 'quirky' paper doll graphic at The Graphics Fairy which I think is perfect; not only for the colours but also because a journal can be a life saver - literally.  
The graphic has been cropped, with text added, layered further, embellished with paper flowers, tasselled ribbon, Bradz and the sentiment 'quirky' (printed out from a Word Doc.), and all adhered to the cover.
Thanks everyone for the inspirations!!
I have linked this post to 
and will link to others as the week progresses.
Also linked to Brag Monday @ The Graphics Fairy.

Have a super week.


  1. Love it...the colors are great!


  2. What a fab idea and a great take on the sketch, I'm sure your niece will love it!
    Thanks for joining in the fun with us this week over at Sketch Saturday :o)

  3. Love the vintage feel to this. Such a fab gift! x

  4. Thank you all for the encouraging comments!


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