Sunday, 6 May 2012

Colour Q Balloon Journal...

Hi there,

I've been busy making some journals and notebooks for my church bookshop this week and I decided to use the Colour Q combo to make a man's journal.

I used a new set from the Summer Mini catty called Up, Up and Away to create this:

I found a pack of 10 plain notebooks at a bargain store recently and have been having fun covering them - this is my first attempt at a guy's one! I used a bit of Spice Cake dsp which was in the Spring mini catty (all gone now though...) to cover the spine, then I covered the front and back with Early Espresso card with some punched circles randomly adhered for a bit of interest.The image panel was stamped with the balloon images and the clouds then I drew a frame around the edge with an Early Espresso marker. The 'take note' oval is from Notably Ornate and I added a brad/punched circle and some baker's twine for a closure.

Here's the recipe:
Stamps:Up, Up and Away, Notably Ornate
Ink: Riding Hood Red, So Saffron, Early Espresso, Pool Party
Paper: Spice Cake dsp, So Saffron, Early Espresso, Pool Party, Whisper White, EE textured
Tools: Circle punches, oval punch, corner punch
Accessories: Pool Party brad, white baker's twine, Early Espresso marker

Thanks for stopping by!

x Amy x


  1. Great journal cover Amy, Can't wait to get my inky mitts on this set, your cards are always so flawless, do you ever have any that don't turn out right?
    Kelly xx

  2. What a fun journal cover, Amy, I love the way you used the balloon stamp set with these colors! Thanks for joining us this week at the ColourQ and sharing your journal.

  3. What an adorable project. You really rocked the colour combo this week. Thanks for joining us this week at Colour Q. I hope you come play with us again!!

  4. love these little balloon stamps!! Thanks for playing along at Frosted designs this week!!