I enjoy recovering and reusing items, either for use with another purpose or simply made into something more decorative to give as a gift.
What started off as a plain and boring, simple notebook, is now a heavily embellished and functional piece.
The cover is decorated with pieces from a few of Meg's collections - a Vintage Journal Card (VJC) from a previous release, Cut & Create elements, and the background piece from the current Mini Junk Journal collection was the perfect fit. All coordinate and compliment each other.
As well as embellishing the covers, inside is not forgotten.
Firstly I decorated with a few more Cut & Create pieces, clustered together. Using one of my favourite mediums, vellum, I created 2 pockets, front and back. Versatile in its practical use, and also translucent so you can still see the decorations - and other goodies you may put inside!
From the new and exciting Mini Junk Journal papers, I created a bookmark, layered with Cut & Create sentiments and topped with ribbon.
To finish, as it is an item that will be handled, I inked all edges to give it an added distressed look, and coated with a sealer to ensure its lasting beauty.