Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Journal/Notebook cover

Do you remember the masterboard I made for the challenge blog at the beginning of the month? Well I decided to use part of it to make a cover for a small journal. You can see the full tutorial of how to make the board HERE.
I cut the masterboard in half and gathered some embellishments and elements that I thought I would like to use and had fun making a small collage.
I had added some further layers to the background before gluing anything down. You can see some stencilling with distress inks and some text stamping.
I also cut some letters from card for the journal focus, painted them with Fresco Finish paints and edged them with walnut stain distress ink.
I used the pewter FF paint on the stars and stamped over them with black archival.
Once everything was glued down I adhered the board to the front of a small journal……
…. and now it’s ready to be used.
The fun in making your own covers is knowing that no-one will ever have one exactly the same (even me lol).

If you haven’t joined in the challenge yet, perhaps you'd like to get out your stencils and have a go at making a journal or notebook cover for yourself and then show it to us on the challenge blog.

Have fun with whatever you are making this week.

hugs Brenda xxx


  1. This looks gorgeous. Beautiful design Anneke.

  2. I do remember the beautiful masterboard you created and you have put it to wonderful use on this journal Brenda, it is gorgeous. Anne xx

  3. Stunning Brenda! The master board itself looked fantastic already, but I really, really love how you have transformed it for this little journal cover! Brilliant use of the various elements, really love this!!

  4. Love the blend of colours on this one Brenda and I bet it was extremely well received. Jenny x

  5. Brenda
    You made such perfect use of the masterboard to create a journal cover and what a beautiful reminder to create every day.

  6. looks divine Brenda - always a good idea a brewing over here.

  7. Beautifully made into a journal cover, looks amazing and would make me want to create in it every time i saw the colours and textures :-) xxx

  8. Yes, I remember and love the finished project! The journal cover is gorgeous and I love how you collaged all the findings! Fabulous work, Brenda! Hugs!

  9. Brilliant use of your beautiful masterboard - such gorgeous colours and textures, and I love the dimensional lettering. This is fab!!
    Alison xx