Saturday, 22 December 2012

Prima and journaling my way :)

Hi again. It's me, from the middle of the big, fat, cold Polish winter ;) Woo hoo! It's frosty and white here - and it is really beautiful, but harsh time too!

Today I want to share a project I started last month - an altered book, which is my new journal now too. I embellished it and made pages inside using Prima products - and I love the effect :)
Should I mention there is not a single flower on it? :) Well - Prima has really, really a lot of amazing stuff - not only flowers!
Here is the cover - and you can learn more about this project in this Prima  blogpost. I really had great time altering this old book bought in Irish Charity Shop - "Odyssey" by Homer - real beauty with a lot of handwritten notes. I was so excited when I found it! Now the cover looks like that...

family book 1

family book2

Close up - with great zipper and trinket...

Here is one of the pages inside - based on old family photo. You can see a bit of gesso, stamping and Prima embellishments too! The beautiful brown color is one of my favorite mediums - homemade sea stain:)

family page



I've got something more for you too!
Here is the page inspired by Autumn and an old photo of my mother, Hanna - created in the same "Family book". But this time I've got it on video for you - done step-by step!

fall journal - 1970



If you want to get more info about this project - please jump on Prima Marketing blog - there is not only the video, but also a full list of products waiting for you!


Thank you so much for being here. I appreciate all your visits and comments, even if I can't answer for all of them! I wish you all wonderful, relaxing Christmas time spent with those you love!
hugs!

41 comments:

MichelleMc said...

Completely gorgeous and so inspiring! Love the step by step video! Thanks for sharing!

Heather Jensen said...

This is absolutely beautiful! I love your attention to all the details. I have been wanting to give it a go at mixed media for several years now and just have not done so. I would love to make something like this using a photo of my mom in the 60's. She passed a way a little over a year ago and this would be a fabulous keepsake. Thanks so much for all the inspiration.

Lizzy Hill said...

Oh Boy...this really, really rocks....just ADORE it!!!!!!! Those inside pages are so, so imaginatively put together:):):)

Linda Cain said...

Brilliant! Simply Brilliant!!! Thank you for a super video.

~Linda

Ann said...

Absolutely beautiful & stunning!!! Love it, thanks for the video too, fabulous to have step by step details! Hope you have a Merry Christmas & peaceful New Year Ania!!
Love Ann xx

Licho_Nie_Spi said...

Okładka- cudo!
Wpis z mamą, przepiękny! Myślałam z początku,że to Ty :)
Wesołych Świąt!

angel said...

Wspaniałe!!!!
Dziękuję za inspirację i wesołych świąt życzę:)

Audrey said...

Love it!

darcydaydream said...

absolutely stunning...thank you for the inspiration to start a journal for myself.
Hope you have a merry christmas...xx

Astrid Maclean said...

Stunning like always!!Specially like the one with the many family members, such yummy colours!! Not watched the video yet, but will do so later over a cup of coffee (no tea for me, I just like the dry bags:o))

Have the most wonderful Christmas and stay warm!! Here the wind is howling with rain pouring down, not very Christmassy :o(

Athanasia said...

Amazing! Love it - thanks for the video tutorial!

Pat Beaumont said...

Fabulous book - I love your style You are a very talented artist

Nancy Wethington said...

Another amazing creation! You are a true inspiration.

KAT said...

Love the video where you take us through your creative process - fabulous! Merry Christmas Anna!

clare said...

stunning project. have a good xmas. x

walkiria said...

It´s a wonderful work, i love all your proyects.
Merry Christmas and great New Year 2013!!!!!!, xx.

Sarah Anderson said...

gorgeous!!!

annemarks said...

Beautiful creation as always, hope you have a wonderful christmas :)

Cathy Y said...

Your journal is stunning, and getting to watch you create it is really amazing and inspiring. I don't know why, but the photo of your mother brought tears to my eyes. And, I can now see where you get your natural beauty! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us. Have a wonderful Christmas.

Andrene said...

Beautiful - as always! Thanks for sharing and happiest of holidays to you and your family.

Martha Richardson said...

I see another evolution here! Love what you have created:)

MARCH said...

un bijou ! Magnifique et j'ai adoré la vidéo, merci Ania
joyeuses fêtes
corinnedefrance

Ольга said...

Анна, добрый день! Отправила вам два письма! Жду на них теперь ответ!
С любовью Ольга

snazzyoriginal said...

Love this, all the layers and the soft colour tones are just beautiful. Have a wonderful Christmas, we are so looking forward to seeing you in 2013 xx

mawarbiru said...

OMG Anna .. So beautiful .. inspired me to continue my mixed media canvas album.. Also Thank you so much for sharing how to make it ^0^

Thuria said...

it is absolutely beautiful!!! Thank you so much for sharing!

Andrea said...

This is gorgeous. You have so many details in this book! I really love it!
Happy 2013, Andrea

Here is my own blog, and if you like it, please become a member http://paperscrapsandscissors.blogspot.com/

Bridget said...

Extraordinaire... quel talent et quelle créativité.. je suis fan !!! merci pour le partage...

Tracey Sabella said...

Breathtaking!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

Agato.Art said...

cudo,nie mogę się napatrzeć:)Pozdrawiam cieplutko:*

Tapeva said...

Well...you really made it a precious thing, congratulations. Your work is full of interesting details to look at, to be inspired by. Like to come back again and again.

Wish you A Happy New Year!

Pretty said...

SUBLIME
THANK YOU
PRETTY

Rae said...

Stunning. I am feeling inspired as ever by your beautiful projects.

Justie said...

Very beautiful work I am going to be a followers of yours. Since some of your projects inspire me in away to try with my layouts. Plus I'm wanting to try art journals for while now. But been busy with other projects for while now. But one day will try a art journal page.

pjpem said...

ABSOLUTELY THE MOST BEAUTIFUL WABI-SABI ARTWORK!!

Boo said...

Thanks for the video. It was so interesting to watch you work

Elaine said...

I've always been a secret admirer of your work. Loooove that you shared this video with us! Its wonderful insight into your creative process and certainly inspires me to give it a try! Living in far away Argentina I have not much access to most of the materials you show but I'm sure I can find some substitutes! Thank you sooo much!
Elaine Forum Smidt
www.fotomemorias-scrapbooking.blogspot.com

Olya Petrovskaya said...

This is something unbelievable! Absolutely stunning! You are the goddess. :)

KOLOROWY ptak said...

serce zamarło mi z wrażenia!
pięknie! zjawiskowo! nieziemsko!

Anne, Bulles dorées said...

Just splendid !!! thank you for sharing !! j'adore !

Yana Ch. said...

Your work-beautiful! I'm so excited to watch your videos, the process of fascinating! Cool!