I made this for the Make Me a Journal Swap.
Original thread: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=226318.0
I was/am so proud of how it turned out!
Here is the finished journal, front view:
I used a black t-shirt to cut out the cover, the flower is made out of fabric scraps, the middle is a button made from fabric. I used a variety of textures to make it too, some of the petals are flannel and the stem is kinda bumpy. I used iron on stuff so I didn't have to sew (and for this I think it is a better choice).
Hey look, my feet got in there... ahem. Photo album, paper, glue, candy bars...
I decided at the last minute to make a different button cause I thought this one looked too much like pepper mint.
Front and back cover before I attached it to the book:
I cut the skull out of a lace-like material and hand sewed it on. It came out a little odd looking but not too bad.
Close up of the skull:
I left most of the picture sleeves in there because my swap partner is into scrap booking. The paper is from a pack my husband and I got at the dollar store and were going to use it for out wedding but never did. The writing paper is not pictured but I took a writing tablet (found by my husband) and glued it into the middle of the photo album, thusly turning it into a photo journal.
All comments and questions welcome!