Saturday, January 25, 2014

Vintage Style Fabric/Paper Journal Cover {Featuring Bo Bunny Blooms and Tresors de Luxe Lace}



I've been wanting to create a soft vintage style journal cover for ages now!  To create my book design above I chose blooms in the pink and natural colors from the gorgeous Bo Bunny blooms and combined them with gorgeous lace from Tressors de Luxe.  I thought the subtle colors would work well for this style book.  I wanted to have the cover have a nice fabric feel to it so I also incorporated the new pleated canvas strips as well from the  Bo Bunny Kraft collections.  Here is a view of the book opened so you can see front and back.

 
I kept the back very simple with just a little stitching, because the back of it needs to sit flat.  Here are a few close-ups of the cover.  

 
 
For the creamy, earth tone, large bloom I used a touch of pink paint to give the flower a two-toned look.  After gluing down the blooms, I brushed all the blooms lightly with white to give them a more aged look.
 
 
I used Bo Bunny Vintage dot (Decaf) paper to make my heart design.  I added some machine stitching to give the paper a fabric look.


I added some pearl strands, ribbons and lace to the spine to finish the book design.
 
Bo Bunny Supplies:
Blossoms: Natural Earth Bouquet, Blush Bouquet, Natural Earth Dahlia, Natural Earth Daisy, Natural Earth Zinnia
Essentials: Kraft Canvas Pleated Lace
Double Dot Cardstock: Decaf in Vintage Dot
 
I hope you enjoyed my project today!  This project is a lot of fun to make, you don't have to be exacting in your design, just be free and easy, gluing and stitching down pretty things!  You can find the gorgeous lace trims I used on this page at Lucy's amazing etsy shop 'Tresors de Luxe' and you can check your local scrapbook stores for beautiful Bo Bunny Blooms (BTW, Bo Bunny is featuring projects all week long using their gorgeous blooms at their blog, so don't miss out having a peek at all the lovely projects!!) xo

36 comments:

Romy said...

Oh wow, I'm truly in awe! What an amazing journal cover with so many gorgeous textures and details!

Dee in N.H. said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love how soft and feminine it is.

Ульяна и Полина said...

Волшебно!!!

pattyo said...

Be still my heart! I love this! So gorgeous! Would love to see how it came together.

Becky said...

wow..This is just stunning! Soft colors and gorgeous little details. You are so creative :)

Asmah Zainal Abidin said...

Beyond gorgeous...I love your style. TFS :)
Hugs xx

Mandy Zimmerman said...

OOOO I saw this on the blog list and had to get a better look! So many amazing details! Stunning work!

Teresa said...

WOW! It's stunning.

Sandi Clarkson said...

So shabby and wonderful!

Juliz Design Post said...

wow wow wow just so beautiful.

Julie x

corryskaart said...

hi gabrielle
sorry but my englisch are very bad, but your work are so cute and nice!!!!!!!
greats from corry

Hilde said...

oh my good!! This is just sooooo beautiful!!!

Hilde said...

oh my good!! This is just sooooo beautiful!!!

Hilde said...

oh my good!! This is just sooooo beautiful!!!

milissa d said...

just beautiful......tfs
love it xo

luv46kdz said...

Shabby chic lusciousness! I love it :)

Paula xoxo

Lainie Michel said...

This is so fascinatingly beautiful! I love the layers and warmth. And the textures are astounding! When are you going to start developing your own lines of paper and embellishments? - I really hope you will!!!!

Janene said...

Beautiful!!!!

Sandra said...

Gorgeous Gaby, love all the laces.

Fabiana Strehlow said...

Olá, Gabrielle!
Seu trabalho é simplesmente magnífico!
Parabéns!!

Lizzy Wurmann G. said...

Ohhh myyyyy Gabi, I HAD to come to your blog to tell you how much I LOVE this cover, it's totally gorgeous!!!!!!!!

Davi said...

Oh my goodness this is absolutely stunning! I love Every little amazing detail on it!!

angel said...

Piękne!
Beautiful!

morkaren said...

Åee Gabriella, hvor er det dejligt, det er jo lige sådan jeg gerne ville kunne scrappe, og så i de dejligste farver som jeg også elsker. tusind tak for det dejlige syn, jeg håber jeg lærer noget af din blok. knus morkaren.

Betzie said...

I love your work Gabriele...I have been a fan for a long time. I love watching your videos on You Tube and you are a great source of inspiration for me. I think we would be good friends in person because we love all the same things.

Thank-you for sharing! This book is gorgeous as is everything you make!
Betzie

Simona said...

WOW!! This is stunning!! The colors, the items you used to make the cover, everything.....simply gorgeous!

Crea S said...

There are just no words to describe this. Only thin I can say is: I Love It!! Hugs,
http://littlecreass.blogspot.be/

Neha Jain said...

wow...m ur 4600th follower :)
such a pretty card

Karen Otterbacher said...

Wowzer girl! :) This is the total essence
and definition of shabby chic!
(put this one in the dictionary!:) LOL
I like the fabric feel; down to the
twill tape (& cool buttons) closer.
Absolutely love it~ Thanks so much for
sharing!

Angelica said...

Wow, Gabi!! This is absolutely stunning!! Your always so inspirational, my friend!

Monica Baker said...

Truly breathtaking work. Absolutely beautiful!!

Lizzyc said...

This is beautiful.. oh so feminine, love all the lace and calico and flowers.. this is divinely created and I love it!!

Paper Profusion said...

Oh my gosh - this is DIVINE! Nicola x

Rochelle Jay said...

This is so beautiful! Would love for you to do a video tut. of something like this. Thank you for sharing your wonderful work!

KARINE KREATION said...

Superbe, magnifique !

KARINE KREATION said...

Superbe, magnifique !

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