I started with a background I did on deli wrap with my gelli plate, but that was the last paper I used. It was into the lace and ribbon and bead stash after that.
The center piece began as a little heart with a printed image in the center, but the shape soon got obliterated by all the embellishments,
The blue lace was actually off white, transformed by a generous spritz of blue smoke Perfect Pearls mist.
Originally I'd planned to just do one or two rows of beads, but obviously got carried away.
The stick pins, to the best of my recollection are from Maya Road.....except for the largest one, which didn't start out as a stick pin at all.
I just glued a button from Tim Holtz's idea-ology accoutrements collection to a trinket pin (another Tim piece). I used Ailene's super tacky glue, which is becoming my go-to adhesive lately.
Another close up.
The back just needed to be finished, not decorated, and I began with another deli wrap gelli plate paper, and added a little stamping (stamp from The Stampsmith's Art Nouveau 2 set) and collaging.
As soon as everything is totally dry, this journal will be on its way to Mary-Beth in Canada. I LOVE these round robins!