Ah second week of January?! Eek! I am still here I promise! I've had a couple of mentions from my lovely blogging friends that they are missing me a bit online. I'm still here, working away on making some journals and on the video tutorial that I promised before new year - of making journals from your left over greetings cards.
The journal above is made from large xmas cards, though nothing to do with the tutorial. I am also still keeping updated with all of your wonderful blogs, though as 90% of the time I'm on my iphone, which I do not trust to enough to leave comments (after one rather disastrous attempt) I guess you wouldn't know that. So I resolve to spend more time on the 'proper' computer and blog about my works in progress as well as my completed pieces. Here's the current state of the journal from the tutorials, it will look similar yellow one below once done:
The tutorial videos will be split as follows:
* Journal itself; two parts by the look of it as I'm editing like crazy but still over the time limit I want, so: Part I will probably be making the signatures and pockets, II covers, binding and decorating.
* Then for each of the pockets I am making mini books, each made from one card. This will be another video showing 5 ways to stitch, cut and slot or simply fold these mini books.
* Then on the journals I have also been using some homemade chunky beads (which you can see dangling in the pic below) so I will also do a fourth video tutorial on this.
Whoop, it feels like I have done nothing but talk at a camera and edit, edit, edit this past week! lol but I love it! and am hoping to get the videos up as soon as possi-bla!
There is also the matter of the giveaway I am doing for on youtube for my subscribers (3 prizes, the main one is this yellow journal I am showing you a sneak peek at and IS one of the christmas card journals). I shall hopefully (time-willing) upload the video for later today & post it here when I do.
Finally I want to show you something that made me smile from ear-to-ear when I saw it, the beautiful journal below is made by my fab online chum Annie (who, & who's work, I absolutely adore) based on my cereal box journal tutorial I did a few months ago.
Isn't it gorgeous??? It really makes me so so so happy to see wonderful art being made from, well let's face it, what many consider rubbish.