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 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