Thursday, 7 July 2011

Indian Journal

I've finished my Indian journal and it is winging it's way to Anne of Nana Go Go fame, in bonnie Scotland as I type. She's going to give it to her sister who is going out to India to teach this summer.

The outer fabric was a remnant and the inner pink fabric was from an indian dress.

I used bridal rose petals from a florists to enhance this first page, the illustration came from a gujarati book.

I ripped the blue trim with pearl buttons from a second hand sari

An ornate napkin was used on this page together with a tea bag packet, and the trim came from a sari.

Here I've used a piece of handmade paper and an illustration from a book. I randomly stamped the paper with indian style stamps, paisleys etc.

All the pages were sprayed with acrylics and glimmer mists. The water lily image was printed onto fabric and made into a little collage with indian ribbon and a piece of lace.

Again handmade paper from Paperchase was used to trim these pages and provide a pocket for a postcard from the British Museum.

Here pieces of an indian book were cut out and sewn on, adorning the bigger image with green sparkly stickles. I had great fun making this journal and it won't be the last :)

All the pages can be viewed on my Flickr account - see side bar to the right.


  1. It looks so amazing in the pics, I can`t wait to see it in real life! Think I might go to India instead! Can`t thank you enough,Shaz.x

  2. Love the rich jewel colours.

  3. Your journals are wonderful,(both of them) Lucky gal to receive this.

    Thanks so much for entering my giveaway and best of luck.
    Hugs Lynn

  4. Oh, this journal is so fun and that cover is gorgeous!
    Thanks for visiting me!

  5. Wow!! what a lovely journal. love the blue trim you ripped from a sari. great idea!!
    TFS. Thank you for dropping by Shaz;) Hope we can keep in touch!


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