Sunday, February 08, 2009

Margarita Journals


The first crossed structure binding that I ever made was the CSB Solo, and it is still one of my favorites. It works best with a paper cover rather than leather, so I don't make it as often as some of the others. But I recently got some new Saint-Armand handmade papers which are perfect for making the covers. I've used creamy Mohawk Superfine text paper for the pages and attached pretty ribbon bookmarks too.


I'm calling these my margarita journals, since the colours reminded me of margaritas... Blue Curacao, Lemon Lime, Strawberry, and Green Iguana.

11 comments:

tulibri said...

frozen margaritas ... o summer, where art thou!

very pretty, these journals, Rhonda. haven't made much paper covers so far, looking at yours, i think i should give it another try ... ?

lori vliegen said...

this is the first time that i've seen this structure...i am loving it!! i'd have a hard time choosing a favorite color...they're all fantastic! :)

DymphieM said...

gorgeous books. thanks for the link also.

Merry said...

These are beautiful books...love the spine.

Rhonda said...

thank you tulibri, i agree, summer seems too far away!

and thank you lori, dymphiem, and merry! this is a fun structure, lori, let me know if you give it a try!

Carmencho has the instructions for her CSB Solo on her website www.outofbinding.com

Sebastian Alvarez said...

Hi Rhonda. Read my last post, there is another award for you. I don't know if it is the same you already have from Tulibri.

Bastiano.

Pea said...

beautiful books and totally love the name.

the rikrak studio said...

i just LOVE these great colours, myhandbound!! AND your gorgeous goodies for the team goodie bags arrived today! they are fabulous! thanks!

mchen said...

Oh my goodness, these are amazing. You do great work, Rhonda! Love those colourful ribbons :)

Autumn Rose Crafts said...

Gorgeous colours!
I love your work!
Sarah

Rhonda said...

thank you sebastian, pea, rikrak, mchen, and autumnrose!!