Monday, August 22, 2011

A peep inside VELVET DAYS

How many art journals can a girl make??? I'm not sure I know the answer to that question!  I just LOVE taking old books, photos albums, and vintage treasures to make a new creation that makes my heart sing.
After enrolling in the Mary Ann Moss FULL TILT BOOGIE online class, I jumped in head first and started on yet another new "old" book.

This time, I wanted the contents of my book to be a little different from any of the others I have made in the past.  You may have heard about the SMASH book craze.  The smash book idea is one that struck a chord with me, as I have always collected pages and pages of lovely clippings I tear out of the millions of magazines and old discarded books I adore.  I have recently become addicted to the online version of this collecting notion... PINTEREST.  Have you spent some time perusing all the gorgeous images there??? Oh...it's a visual heaven... a feast for the eyes.

The veteran school teacher in me cannot turn loose completely from the awe I feel from the actual touch of "the real thing".  Sooooo, I decided to take my own collection of "tear-outs" that I have held onto for so long... stuck inside many organized, labeled binders.  What fun is that???  I decided to meld my cut-outs, vintage wallpapers, favorite quotes, and other yummy "goodies" from my stash.  Since I call this one VELVET DAYS, I labeled each page with a tiny tag attached to a velvet remnant. My book is already getting so fat I can hardly close it, but that is so my M.O.  None of my other books close, so why start now????











 

9 comments:

Susie said...

OMG.I love your pages. Very, cool.

Tina @ TinyBear said...

So beautiful Jane - love the pages.
One can never get enought journals :o)

Robin said...

It is lovely Jane, I wish I could touch it!

studiorose said...

Your pages are so much fun! Love finding all the little details. And again, that cover is to die for!

I also have notebooks/page protectors for my "idea file" - and I really like your version much better. :)

jan b. said...

Your pages are wonderful. This is a book I would truly love to peruse.

jan b. said...

p.s. The Pinterest link took me to the Smash video.

babyjane said...

Thank you so much, Jan. I have the PINTEREST link corrected now. I really appreciate your letting me know.

Corliss said...

Oh! I love the way you added clips to the images! Cutouts atop 'o cutouts. Very cool indeed.

primdollie said...

fabulous my dear I love the pages a LOT!! also LOVE pinterest!! what a time suck though but lots of fun there! thnx for the fab eye candy your pages are awesome of course! hugs!