Friday, 4 April 2014

PunkYouGirl Challenge Blog 'Lavish Lace' DT inspiration piece

Hello and for you today I have a journal cover using Stitchy Bear Stamps Goth Prom Queen

this is a first for me, as I have never attempted a journal cover before, this started as an A5 card and I thought it could be so much more... so I managed to procure some hard board and made a set of journal covers instead - unfortunately, the rings did not arrive by the time I went away , so shock horror, it is an incomplete project :(
please imagine it with lots of gorgeous black, purple and red lace hanging off the binding rings , to coordinate with the colours used on the cover.
I have however added a strip of lace behind the image, and handmade a shabby lace flower embellishment by layering three scrunched circles of lace, sewing them together, and adding a red half pearl in the centre to hide the stitching.

The image has been coloured using promarkers and the eyes have a layer of glossy accents on them ,as do the jewels in her tiara. I flicked red ink around the image to mimic blood splatter too.
The papers used are a damask style sheet from my papermania bexley black collection, a purple spotted Gorjuss paper from the mega die cut pack, and a strip of foiled lipstick print cardstock that I was given as a gift by a friend a while ago. the floral swirl was also a present in with my Samaflora flower order ,that I coloured using a black promarker, and then added stickles accents to.

the die cut corners on the image are cut using a small green sizzix die out of the same black card I have used for matting, and the sparkly black card behind was plain back cardstock that I embossed with a black glitter embossing powder .
I finished it with 4 copper tone metal corners  and attached the whole lot onto the prepared journal cover (the inside is covered with oyster blush 12x12 papers ) and I didnt show you the back cover as on the outside It is plain black. 

once the rings have come, and I am over my trip back from the orkney Islands I will blog an updated picture!

I hope you all have fun with this month's challenge, and I can't wait to see your creations!


Would love to enter this journal cover at :


  1. Fabulous card Rachel, not sure why I can't follow your blog, but I will not miss when you post on this group hun xxx

  2. I'm not sure why.. I do have an add thingy on the right o the main page, but I have had such problems even getting that there.. and in the process someho managed to follow my own blog! my hand is up as a self confessed blognoramus and i write like i talk !

  3. I love this Rachel, your colours and colouring are fab! And a great idea to turn it into a journal cover, I can imagine it with the lace on the rings!


    1. thank you Sheena.. I'm just so annoyed I couldn't finish it left me feeling quite like I'd failed in my duties... and the rings arrived the day after I left on my jollies...typical timing!
      once I have had a chance to finish I will ammend my post to show the finished article!

  4. This is great. You did axing with that image with all the fine detailing. Great mix of backing papers and materials.

    <3 & hugs
    Lisa xxxx

  5. Great project

    Thank you for joining us at Digitally Sweet! Hope to see you again next week.

  6. Fantastic creation!
    Thank you for joining us at Digitally Sweet!

  7. You;re going to have one awesome journal when done. Great job and thank you for joining us at Digitally Sweet Challenges

  8. Fabulous journal cover! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

  9. Awesome journal cover! Thank you for joining us at Digitally Sweet! Hope you will join us again!


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