Thursday, 13 January 2011

Altered journal


Well it's my daughter's 20th birthday today and I just wanted to share with you what I made for her.
She mentioned that she needed a new journal so I decided to buy a basic one and jazz it up a bit. The colours I chose reflect the colours found in her bedroom - red and orange. I'm happy to inform that she loved it! Phew......
As you probably guessed by now, I love Basic Grey papers, especially the 6x6 paper pads. I do have other papers but I always seem to gravitate towards BG. For this project I used papers from the Blush and Sugared collections and have decided to enter this into the BasicGrey Challenges



Here's a picture of the birthday girl taken last summer:
 Isn't she a cutie!

Card recipe:
Papers: Basic Grey - blush & sugared
Stamp: Magnolia - Summer Tilda with bownot
Punches: Martha Stewart - Garden trellis & Vintage doily / Fiskars scallop
Flowers: Bazzill & Heidi Swapp
Die cuts: Nestabilities Labels #8
Inks: Tilda was coloured in with watercolour pencils / all edges distressed with walnut stain
Extras: Knorr prandell - Glitter glue 
Brad: Basi Grey cappella
Ribbons: Michaels

I hope you like my creation and thank you for stopping by!


  1. Your journal is perfect! I love your paper choices and your Tilda looks adorable! What a great job!

    Chris Christensen

  2. I love your journal Becca! It's beautiful and so is your lovely daughter! I'm sure she will cherish it forever!


  3. Happy birthday to your beautiful girl! Look at her gorgeous coloring!
    And she will love this fantastic journal!
    Rene :D

  4. Great job on the journal Becca! It's so cute! I would have loved it too. Happy birthday to your beautiful daughter.

  5. Hi Becca, your journal is absolutly adorable! They are sooo much fun to make, your daughter will LOVE it!
    Judy K.

  6. Your journal is beautiful. I hope your daughter has a FABALOUS birthday! xx

  7. What a beautiful job you did on this journal! No wonder your gorgeous daughter loved it! The colors are fabulous and I love all the girly details you added both back and front!

  8. Wow! Isn't that just adorable? Your daughter will love it. Those papers are just fantastic; just the perfect match for that cute little Tilda.
    Your daughter is so beautiful! You must be a very proud mom!
    Hugs to both of you, iulia

  9. Becca,
    Your daughter is beautiful!!!
    So is your journal - no wonder she loved it so much :o)
    Tilda is coloured wonderfully. Love all the papers you have used and that wonderful punch. You have gussied it up great with the flower and brad.
    The back is just as pretty as the front!
    Hugs, Candy

  10. What a lovely gift. You have done a fantastic job.

  11. This journal is Gorgeous!!..I love BG papers too, and the Tilda you used is just the Cutest!!...Your daughter is Beautiful!!..Hugs, Ila

  12. A beautiful journal for a beautiful daughter. Perfect duo!! Great job on the journal and I bet you're a proud Momma. Hugs, Cathy-lynn

  13. Fabulous project Becca, wonderful colours, papers, an adorable Tilda amd fantastic detailing.
    I bet your beautiful daughter loved it!!!

    Thanks so much for joining us at Basic Grey,
    Heather xx

  14. A beautiful journal for a beautiful girl!

  15. Becca this is gorgeous and your daughter is beautiful too!

  16. Oh I adore this altered journal. It's beautiful and the colour combo is gorgeous. Fun project idea :o)

  17. Hi! this is just gorgeous,the papers,Tilda and the colours are so pretty together.
    thank you for joining us at BasicGrey Challenge,hugs Lou.xx


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