Sunday, 30 August 2015

Daisy Scrap Journal

Fabric books are much on my mind  as next Friday I'm off  to 'Late Summer at Hawkwood' with Frances Pickering.

So I thought I'd share the last sample I made for my December workshop, which is this Daisy Scrap Journal.


Daisies say 'neat and tidy' to me. To represent the feel of a smart, fresh little flower, I made the cover from bonded scraps of  a crisp striped  red cotton. The centre panel is painted abaca tissue, and hand dyed vintage lace. I wanted to keep a simple feel - the stitching is in hand dyed rayon threads and  vintage pearl cotton. The little daisy tag is cut from pelmet vilene - a great tip I  picked up from Frances.

 
 Inside the covers I went for a scrap book effect.


I used  brown paper for my pages, scrunched and re-ironed - which gives a nice textured effect to  make marks on. A simple daisy stamp was used to mark all the odd pages for a bit of interest..

The back  has a panel with a bit more detailed stitching. 
  
I enjoyed putting this piece together very much, and I think it's because it has lots of small parts. However hard I try I am always drawn back to the little details. Sometimes it is the obvious things about yourself that you don't see for ages!

9 comments:

Jane Vellender Artist said...

Delightful, the daisy tag is a lovely finishing touch

Tammie Lee said...

entirely charming.
wishing you a wonderful workshop.

Michelle May-The Raspberry Rabbits said...

You are going to have so much fun! This is so beautiful. I love the soft colors. I can't wait to see what you make on this adventure! :)

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Fabulous Jules, love the ticking covering with your beautiful daisy fabric sketches and brilliant idea to iron the inside pages so you have a nice smooth surface for your sketching.

margaret said...

so creative and the daisy tag finishes it off beautifully, not just a fancy cover but inside the book is pretty too, like the idea of scrunched up then ironed brown paper, I think tissue paper would work quite well too

Rachel said...

It's charming, and it does look as though you enjoyed putting it together!

Andy Lloyd Williams said...

Fabulous little book, Jules. The daisy made from pelmet Vilene is brilliant and was on my shopping list before I read this - now two reasons to buy it!

Anonymous said...

I envy you the workshop! The notebook is adorable. I love little details and being able to linger over that sort of work to make sure I've spotted everything!

Shashi Nayagam said...

Another beautiful journal. You are absolutely right. It's the little things that you pay attention to that brings out the overall beauty just like the little things we pay attention to on ourselves