Friday, September 10, 2010

OK.... here goes!

So ... i decided to give it a go!!  i already spend so much time there, it seemed like perfect sense really.
i'm putting my hat in the ring for the new dt member at the boxx!  what am i sooo nervous about??  ...
they are all so lovely and talented and supportive and wonderful...
win or lose i'll still hang out there all the time anyway! 

So this is my two layouts.. a new one and an existing one.  If nothing else, i'm so pleased this process bought about this first lo... i've had it on my mind for a while but just haven't gotten around to it.
So here goes:



Then there's the otp component ... which really had me worried!  But i sat and thought about something that i would really love to have... something that i could build on year to year and pass on to my kids when i'm gone, that would really mean something to them.  Believe it or not girls, but the festive season is just around the corner... so after a couple of sleepness nights of tossing and turning with ideas flooding through my head.... this is what i came up with!

The concept of an altered book has always appealed to me.... so..... i thought i would do one, but incorporate it into to Christmas theme and design a book that would document all those gorgeous little wish lists that the kids lovingly prepare every year in the hope that santa brings them their hearts' desire.  This 'book of wishes' would include the wish list, a photo of the hopeful scribe penning the list, all of those cuttings from magazines and toy catalogues that are subtly left laying around the house in the leadup to Christmas and.... to take it just that little bit further,  a photo of Christmas day and the unwrapping of the coveted gift and a little story about it.  I don't want this to be a focus on the materialistic aspects of commercial Christmas, rather a celebration of the hope of Christmas and the joy of the innocence of our children.
I included in this project a mock up of a two page spread that i would anticipate being part of
my little book of wishes...

My only regret is that i didn't think of this years ago..... so, here it is:

the front...

the two page mock up....

the back....

the index tab for each of the kids...


Well.... i hope you like it!
it's all stamped and misted and stitched, with platted leather/beaded and medalion bookmarks,
painted and aged content pages that i have kept fairly plain so that it can be consistent through the years, regardless of product supplies and availability...
just a bit of masking tape and simple notepaper and printed embellishments.

Thanks for visiting and good luck to all of our fabulous boxx ladies!!

jules
x

4 comments:

Leanne said...

these are fantasically amazing.. love those textures and the circles..wow. i want to touch it.. and the otp.. super idea.. and wow.. it looks delish also.. you rokin.. Dt for sure..

Belinda Lowe said...

Just gorgeous Jules - your work is brilliant

Jasmine S said...

Good Luck Julie. Your work is beautiful and I am sure you will get the gig. Also, I just wanted to mention that Stuck?! Sketches is looking for CT member who does 8.5x11 and I thought of you so if you are interested, pop over and check out the application details.

Di Garling said...

Oh WOW Julie, these are all so super duper STUNNING. You don't have a thing to worry about girl. The layouts are gorgeous & your book, WOW, what can I say, nothing short of sensational. Love it all.
Cheers Di xx