Saturday, May 24, 2008

pretty packages -- all tied up in bows!

so yesterday was my last day of non-holiday unemployment and you guessed it, i spent it in the art room. this is the custom journal my friend laura asked me to do for her sister’s birthday titled “a mother’s heart is the child’s playground”.

the inside features their mom’s hand written recipes, a very special tribute to their mom who passed away many years ago.

the “words” journal was a gift from me to laura, a writer/editor extraordinaire and a good friend. you can check out her blog here.

i attached a fancy piece of fringey string and bead as a bookmarker.

both journals are wrapped in my custom handmade wrapping paper which i make by stamping a large variety of rubber stamps with brown chalk ink all over kraft wrapping paper. i add my little tag line peace, love, joy all over it as well. a bit of fancy ribbon is tied in a pretty bow and voila! fini!


Cindy said...

your journals and their wrapping are magical. such a lovely way to spend your last day of "freedom". good luck with the new job. have a lovely weekend.

Auburn Kat said...

That is amazing! How do you make that stuff?

julie king said...

thanks, auburn kat! i just tear paper into little pieces and glue it down on the journals. i use rubber stamps, pastel chalks and oil pastels to embellish, etc. i taught a class on my torn paper collage technique today and you'd be amazed at how easy it is. seriously!

Deb Neerman said...

This is beyond gorgeous!! What a priceless treasure you've created, Julie!

Ginger said...

So much care and creativity! What wonderful gifts with wrapping to match. I've got to remember to take the time to make some wrapping paper like that.

AlasMyDear said...

tooooo pretty! i don't know if i could even bear to open the package and get at all the goodies inside!