Sunday, September 13, 2009

My Autumnal Journal


I don't know what ever inspired me to work with these colors and this theme, but I just got started and it was so much fun I kept going!

There's a spot on the inside cover for a memo or title...and antique sheet music and vintage storybook illustrations on the first page

Vintage wrapping paper and a pumpkin tag

Vintage movie schedule and trading stamps

More book illustrations and vintage paper ephemera...

and wrapping paper scraps...

vintage jeweled trim...

It's 8 pages, decorated on each side, to make 16 pages to fill up and finish!

The cover is decorated with a vintage doily, button, and antique black silk bow, plus an illustration from an antique storybook!

I've just listed it in my handmade Etsy shop, Twice Shy Restored.

17 comments :

Miss Sandy said...

FANTASTIC!!! Love the book and all the fun autumn colors. I think my favorite page is the little boy peeking from under the table leg.

I got your sweet little thank you gift and love it! I will post on it and leave a link back to you. I adore the layered paper flower embellishment. I have put it on my inspiration board where I can admire it. Have a super sweet week and thank you for the congrats on our new family member.

Jingle said...

I love this! Lots and lots of happy paper! Thank you so much for sharing it!

The Other Side of Me said...

Hi Laurie,

You did a fantastic job on this book. I love it. It would be the perfect book to capture this Halloween. I am off to check out your Etsy store! Thanks for visiting my blog. I really enjoy hearing from you!
Tammy

Linda Sue said...

Wow you have been busy! Beautiful job, very sweet!
By the Way- who is the next word of the week person??

Anairam said...

What a lovely book - very pretty in all its autumness! I am afraid that I am a very messy journal keeper, I am sure to spoil this little beauty if I were to keep a journal in it. By the way, who did you pick to choose weekword this week?

Anairam said...

Re weekword - Oops, no, I wasn't volunteering - I chose one just a few weeks ago. Let's rather wait to hear from Natalie ...

Lydia said...

Laurie,

I love this book ! ...the seasonal colors, ephemera, everything!

And I especially love my special little gift!!!....and cute card and warm, wonderful note. My friend Sevan was helping me get ready for the show when I received it. My eyes filled with tears, and my heart filled with love. Thank you my artist sister friend.You are so dear.:)

xo Lydia

Christine said...

This is georgeous!!!

Blessings,
Christine

Caroline said...

Isn't this lovely! Perfect for the season! Have you chosen someone else to carry on the Weekword?

somethingaboutparenting said...

Wow. Looks like great pages to scribble with.

Mike
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Sandra Dieckmann said...

I particularly love the one with the little cats in the corner...very nice !!!
Have you chosen this weeks weekword author?
x Sandra x

Miss Sandy said...

Laurie,
Your sweet gift tag is at the top of my post today! Love it!

Pretty Things said...

I love it I love it I love it I love it I love it I love it I love it I love it I love it I love it I love it OH so much I love it.

(Did I tell you I love it?)

The Fab Miss B said...

Perfect for Fall!

Spotted Sparrow said...

It's so cute and perfect for the season.

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Laurie, This is a fabulous journal! Did you do the spiral binding too? I've always wanted to learn that method though I think it takes certain tools to accomplish this. Your artwork is such an inspiration to me! Love the autumn colors and all of your creative uses of ephemera! LOVE IT!!!

Viola said...

Wonderful journal, Laurie! Simply gorgeous! Hugs, Viola! :-)