19 September 2013

Another B'Day, Another Journal

Hi everyone. Thanks for dropping by. I mentioned recently that another journal was required (this time for the birthday of Son No. 2 - the aspiring author). Well the day is here and the journal is done so here goes.


There won't be much in the way of gabble - I mean description! - today (breath a sigh of relief out there)  as time is rather precious.


The central panel was created first but I didn't want to do another paintsy background, so Shelly Hickox's 'faux leather' technique was perfect.


As I'd used Wendy Vecchi embossing paste through a stencil for the base it needed a thin layer of brown paper over the top - Linda Coughlin to the resuce!!! My order from The Funkie Junkie Boutique arrived at the door and inside were parcels beautifully wrapped in the perfect weight of paper - result! Even more important, some Claudine Hellmuth Multi-Medium Matte was also included and is ideal for using to attach the paper/coat the inked up surface.


Now for the main panel. This involved lots of masking and stamping with a combo of Brett Weldele images (including embossed resist to protect the author in the centre). 


However, you will notice my author is stood in front of a bookshelf in the shop where he is waiting to sign copies of his latest tome for his adoring public. Brett hasn't created a stamp like this yet, so I drew these by hand myself, trying to replicate his style as closely as possible.


Finally, layering with plain black cs, some filigree metal corners and Stickles added a certain je ne sais quoi. And as with the previous journal (HERE) the inner covers were also embellished with inked/embossed paper.


And I'm pleased to report my son is very happy with it.
So I will enter the following challenges;
That's all for now folks. Take care of yourselves.
Hugs, Jenny x

35 comments:

  1. Absolutely fantastic. Love the faux leather and your hand drawn books are perfect. Love it. Tracy x

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  2. I'm agog at your drawing it blends in so perfectly !!!
    Another master piece :)
    Von ♥

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  3. Beautiful Jenny, I don't know about your son loving but I just adore it too. What great masking to compose the picture and the shelves of books are the perfect background, your drawing style fits the ticket my friend.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

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  4. Of course your son loved this - it is stunning and clever stuff with the drawing in the background.

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  5. Great use of the Faux Leather, technique! Love this journal cover and I know Son #2 will as well! Hugs!

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  6. Wow jenny You are really rocking these journals! Your son will be the envy of the other students, i can feel a few orders coming on! You've done a brilliant job on those books Bret had better watch out! Toni x

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  7. No wonder your son is happy with it Jenny, it's fabulous. Love that faux leather cover, it's fantastic.

    Sam xxx

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  8. And it is a WOW from me too Jenny, Brett has competition! Your drawing of the books is fabulous - how clever are you... the style is perfect. Love the composition, the faux leather looks amazing - not at all surprised the your Son was pleased. Hugs, Anne x

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  9. It's gorgeous, Jenny. Aren't they growing up quickly?
    Rosie x

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  10. Gosh, Jenny,

    I never would have guessed that the books were drawn by a different artist than the stamped image of the gentleman! Fab work and so very well done!!! I would love to see more of your drawing ;)

    I bet your son loves it! Who wouldn't!

    Hugs,
    Claudia xx

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  11. "Dear Mr. Holtz! May I recommend this Jenny-Pushing-The-Right-Buttons-lady to help you design an AMAZING bookshelfe-stamp? I'll buy it the very same second it'll arrive to my scrapbooking-store!"

    FANTASTIC - ALL of it, but especially the bookshelf! :-)
    Thanks for showing!
    /Madalaine

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  12. A fantastic journal, the faux leather looks wonderful.

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  13. You are so very talented Jenny. It is a joy to see your creations. I can only imagine their being even more wonderful in reality. I have a growing love for metal corners; like yours, there are some lovely ones out there. I had never heard of Brett Weldele, so I have now got his YouTube videos t enjoy later on.
    Thank you for sharing another fab journal :0) x

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  14. Wow Jenny, totally fabulous!! Bet he loved it and who needs stamps when you can draw like that yourself!! So very, very clever, it just looks perfect!! Thanks also for all the links you keep providing with your latest projects, I always take a peep and have been greatly inspired!

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  15. Brilliant leather look to the front cover, and I'm in awe of your books - amazing drawing, really tapping into Brett's style - beautifully done!
    Alison xx

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  16. Your family obviously are incredibly talented and clever.
    Another quite fabulous journal Jenny!
    All of those stamps were surely tailor made for you lol.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  17. You've imitated his drawing style perfectly. Another brilliant journal!

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  18. This is amazing and it looks just like real leather. Your drawing is wonderful and the masking is perfect

    Chrissie x

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  19. If there was a Masters with Distinction awarded by Tim for creativity Jenny - you would merit it well! This is superb! Love that faux background. Nicola x

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  20. Another fabulous journal, it just makes me want to take up writing looking at it, love the faux leather look! X

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  21. Love this journal cover, it really looks like leather. And the books on the shelves go with the stamp so well. Really welll done.

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  22. This one is great too Jenny, fab masculine look!

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  23. Wow, this is amazing , Jenny! Just stunning with the faux leather! Love that stamp and so perfect for this journal! Hugs, Sandra

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  24. Hello Hello Miss Jenny! Your faux leather journal is wonderful. I am sure it will be a treasured possession.
    Thank you for joining us at Anything But A Card this challenge.
    My time to this month has been running at double speed :)

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  25. Totally fabulous Jenny. Love the wonderful background and wonderful bookcase/books. Best wishes to No 2 son.

    A wonderful keepsake

    Crafty hugs Annie x

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  26. Oh this journal is just AMAZING! The faux leather background looks fabulous and the colouring on the image is just prefect! Hugs xxx

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  27. Wow! another stunning journal, your work is amazing!

    Dianne.

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  28. Wonderful masculine gift! LOVE LOVE LOVE the texture background! The gent is perfection too!

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  29. What an incredible family of talented people.
    Your project is stunning, I can almost feel that leather!!!!
    The whole things is just, absolutely brilliant.
    Have a great week ahead
    Hugs

    Patricia xxx

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  30. He should be very happy with it - it's brilliant. The faux leather looks real and your drawing is amazing. Good work Jennie!

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  31. This is amazing Jenny, the colouring is beautiful as is the faux leather and the bookshelf. Your son is one lucky lad! xx

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  32. I bet he loved this, Jenny. The texture is amazing - you do faux leather like no one else!

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  33. Wonderful journal, Jenny!! Love the 'leather' and your drawn books blend in so well that I honestly am confused as to which are the stamped and which ones are your artwork! Bravo!

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  34. HI Jenny I have just popped back again to say thanks for sharing your fabulous journal at Country View Crafts September Challenge.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

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  35. What a gorgeous journal! The faux leather finish is terrific and I love the image! I'm sure this gift will be treasured! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Anything But a Card!

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Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving your comments - they are really appreciated. Jenny xxx

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