Two sites I frequent and get lots of beautiful freebies from are doing a "Journals of Love Challenge" for cancer patients this week. I decided to participate in this R.A.K. (Random Acts of Kindness), in part to show my appreciation to Cora for maintaining these sites and giving us so many nice things to work with --- for FREE! Thanks Cora!!
The challenge is to use the art from Two for Tuesday or Clearly Vintage to make a journal for cancer patients. (You can read all about it here and here.)
I chose images from Clearly Vintage to make my journals.
Here's the feminine one I made using a little girl from an Oct. 2008 post.
Add a piece of music (crumpled/sanded/inked - for vintage look), a blue ribbon at her neck, brown square of paper, buttons, and a strip of old lace for the completed look.
Did the messy hand-drawn border all around the edges of the journal.
Here's the masculine journal I did
I also tore/inked the edges of this photo for a vintage appeal.
Added black matting, and layered it on the vintage yard stick paper.
The background paper is a black mesh pattern.
Both journals have a plain back to them with the messy hand-drawn border around the edges.