Baby Wrapped Journal Cover Part One

Hi everyone! It has been a crazy and insane month and I am barely getting in a project for Eileen Hull’s Inspiration Team…EEK!!! ūüėį I decided since I will have a new grandson in nine weeks I would create a little baby album using the Wrapped Journal Diecut.

I started by cutting the¬†Wrapped Journal Diecut¬†from a piece of Mat Board¬†and I embossed both end with a cloud embossing folder that I had picked up at Joann’s. Next I inked a glass tray with ColorBox Blends Bay Ink, added water, painted both outside and inside ends of the journal and the¬†same for¬†the spines and I let dry. I adhered a patterned cardstock on the back of the journal since I¬†accidentally bled on it. ūüėĒ

I lightly inked the edges of the journal and the embossed images with ColorBox Blends Uniform Ink. Next I inked the glass tray with ColorBox Blends Coconut Ink and with a paint brush I lightly painted a wash over the clouds, let dry and then I dry brushed around some of the clouds.

I cut a couple of stars from the Bookplate, Hinges and Label Diecut and inked with ColorBox Blends Tutu Ink and once dry I added Stickles to each star.

I cut the “baby” journaling card from the Simply Stories Hello Baby Paper Pad and added a star brad¬†before¬†adhering to the smaller journal flap. I glued the star diecuts and mini gems to the cover.

I punched a hole at the end of the baby journaling card and added a brad which will be used as a closure. I cut a piece of cording which I folded in half making it 14 inches long before tying it around the brad. I wrapped the cording around the brad, then tied a knot in the cording and added three beads before tying the end of the cording and cut the excess cording off.

The inside of the journal I added patterned cardstock from the¬†Simply Stories Hello Baby Paper Pad. I also covered the back of the baby journaling card with a piece of wood patterned cardstock to hide the back of the brad. I strung the journal with elastic cording and waa laa…finished!¬†I will¬†follow up next month with the inside of¬†this baby album so stay tuned for a full¬†reveal! ūüėÄ
If you haven’t checked out Eileen Hull’s blog this month to see what the Inspiration Team has created you can find those posts HERE and HERE. ¬†Also if you have any questions about this project please let me know.

Also I would like to submit this project for the following challenge:
Word Art Wednesday Challenge: #344-#345 Anything Goes

 Thanks for taking the time to stop by, hope your day is wonderful and enjoy creating!