Somehow this little project for Graphic 45 got lost in the mix!
I made this right before the new year and I incorporated some secret journaling about my dreams and goals for the year.
One thing I wanted to symbolize in this project, was being free to use my "good" art supplies. I tend to hang on to the really special stuff...so for this project I used a few coveted scraps of the retired Steampunk Debutante collection.
This is my absolute favorite from Graphic 45 and I dream of them releasing it again in one of their collectors editions.
The hinges on this project really help to add heft and weight to the project. I just love metal embellishments. The filigrees on the top also frame things out nicely.
Another item I used that I had on hand were old embossed and gessoed gears that I had die cut. I am always so happy when something I have been hanging onto finds it's proper home!
The project is double sided. On the "back" of the tag banner I started off by journaling.
In order to keep my thoughts and dreams private, I decided to add some elements. This way the meaning that I established is still present, but they are secret.
I used lots of spray inks and layers to achieve interest and texture.
And here are photos of the whole front and back!
I hope you enjoyed this unique way to journal!