Sunday, March 14, 2010

Nuts on the Go Journal


I've looked at this box all week and knew I had to make something using it.  When a travel journal came to mind, I knew just the images I had to use.


The first thing I did was to lightly sand much of the design away, allowing the "Nuts on the Go" message to stand out.  An oak color waterbased stain was used over the sanded surface.


This image from Rock Candy Studios is perfect for the journal.  "Monkey Boys" is from their Manly Man Collage CD.  They definitely look like 'nuts on the go'. 


From Rock Candy's Ephemera Collage CD, I printed several images to add to the cover.  The nameplate is also from their metal wares. 



Black pencil marks were used to emphasize the images and edges of the book.  A russet red paper covers the inside of the journal  and  the edges were sewn with a zigzag stitch for more detail.  The twenty page journal was bound using the Zutter and is ready to use.

8 comments:

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

Fantastic idea and piece. You make it look so simple but it's ingenious!

Roxi Phillips said...

That image was meant to get into your talented hands! That piece is hilarious!!! Great job, Dianne!

PiecesofD said...

Love this journal... so fun!

Joyce said...

This is fabulous. How did you get the tickets to Whalom Park? We use to go there as kids. It was torn down a couple of years ago. It had the best wooden roller coaster.

Aimeslee said...

Very smart of you, Dianne. The end design is very nice. Would love to see the inside too sometime. :-))) xoxo

Ref said...

That's pretty clever! I'll give you all the Planters boxes from now on.

Jingle said...

I love how you used this piece! So fun!

Margaret said...

Brilliant, totally inspired! Margaret