I am very excited to share my second project in the
for Simon Says Stamp!! I am still pinching myself at this amazing opportunity!
The challenge for this week is 'Touchy Feely' and I took challenge quite literally and created a wonderfully soft to the touch Journal, using the Taylored Expressions Felt Bundle, Eileen Hull's Journal die along with Eileen's Stitchy Flowers and Leaf Thinlits dies.
I wish you could touch this, to see just how wonderful it feels! I have a few step out photos to show you how this came together.
The gorgeous Taylored Expressions Felt Bundle is made from wool and comes in several colours, I chose the red bundle which incorporates three different reds - each sheet is the perfect size to cover one set of Eileen Hull's Journal die cuts.
I adhered the felt to the die I used Dina Wakley Gel Medium, ensuring I spread the medium well around all of the edges and especially where the join is on the spine. I left it to dry flat overnight and then I simply poked through the spine holes with a pokey tool.
I took the darker shade of red and die cut six flowers (the largest one) and a stamen from Eileen's Stitchy Flowers and Leaf Thinlits die and also a plain cream ball that I had in my stash.
I stitched the stamen into the centre of the flower.
I added a felt ball which I top stitched with Tim Holtz Eclectic Elements black thread and created a french knot in the middle before stitching the ball to the flower.
To finish off I added a piece of lace from my stash, the closure is cut from the same shade of red as the flower. The closure was created using some red yarn and a felt ball from my stash. I also added some Tim Holtz Quote Chips.
I had so much fun creating my Journal that I just had to make another one!
The blanket stitch edging was created using the Tim Holtz thread and I wanted to see if I could use die cuts to decorate the front. I used a Tim Holtz Elastic Loop for the closure. The 'journal' lettering is made up from Tim Holtz Idea-ology Alpha Parts.
I put a piece of Stick-It onto a square of Taylored Expressions Black Felt and die cut using Tim Holtz Wildflowers #2 die. It was a bit fiddly removing the backing but once released I applied the flowers to my Journal. I love the black against the beautiful red!
I am not really into junk journals as such and I tend to keep the insides fairly plain as you can see above. I added three Kraft card covered signatures to each Journal.
Here's a final look at the journals side by side...
'Touchy Feely' Challenge at
There is always a fabulous prize of
I have listed below, the items I used, from Simon Says Stamp...
As always, thank you for stopping by, I look forward to seeing you again soon!
Hugs, Anne xx
Products from Simon Says Stamp: