In a recent post I had a couple of comments of curiosity when I mentioned I was making a pre-wedding thoughts journal in the style of Tim Burton. It is a custom journal for a lovely lady called Samantha, who has previously brought one of my journals via Etsy.
The specifications were black, red and blue with the quirkiness of Tim Burton yet keeping the elegance of a wedding. I'm not going to lie I initially found the styling of the task daunting - adding the quirkiness of Tim Burton without making it overly gothic and keeping the elegance of a wedding, how was I going to do that? Once I figured out what I wanted to do though I loved it!
This journal was so much fun to make, finding all the bits & pieces that would work for it. After sending Samantha an initial sketch she wanted some vintage buttons added so I included them on the frame along with some pieces of broken jewellery, vintage beads and other quirky bits.
I added some handmade Indian papers that are not useful as a writing surface because of the texture but very beautiful as pockets to keep bits and pieces in.
I also added some vintage Lewis Carroll book pages that have beautiful illustrations that, I think, really compliment the style.
Also has pockets on the inside of the front and back covers and also a tucking spot on the back cover thanks to some lace.
But then it does not matter what I think, I just really hope Samantha thinks I have matched her specifications and will love it, fingers crossed :) x