Labor Day Resolution!...And a finished project!

It is my hope that I will get back on track with this blog! After a very busy summer hiatus from Craftola and my new position at work, I am feeling refreshed, ready to get back into my blogging.

This week I finished an altered art book. What started with a "bind your own book" kit, this evolved into a Gypsy's Journal. Maybe because from my travels this summer and feeling free to roam? Who knows, but it was a fun project for me.

I used some techniques in this journal I've never tried before, including hand sewing a sound element with the bells and matte medium transfer with heat. I was very pleased with the quality of most of the transfers. My Gypsy journal is not only pretty, it has the sound of a tambourine when you pick it up.

Here are some pixes from my "Gypsy" book. I am going to also post these to O.G. in this week's challenge. Enjoy!


  • Gini | September 07, 2009 4:52 PM

    Can I say first that I think your Bra Purse is spectacular?!!
    Woohoo what fun!
    Your Gypsy journal is great, what a clever idea with the tambourine sounds and all those dangly bits!
    I particularly like the tarot pages and the whole journal is joyful, it's obvious looking at the pages that you have had loads of fun making it.
    Happy crafting!

  • Melisa | September 07, 2009 5:05 PM

    Great theme for a journal. I love the spangles and dangles!

  • Rosemary | September 08, 2009 6:34 AM

    I love this and I'll copy it over to Opus Gluei! What a great project and I love the new techniques that you've learned. I would probably say that your roaming travels this summer contributed to this Gypsy journal!