Tuesday, July 25, 2017

July Journals with Eileen Hull – Be A Mermaid


Have you been keeping an eye on Eileen Hull's blog this month?? She's been featuring the uber popular Journal Die from her Heartfelt Collection all month long. My teammates have been creating some fabulous journals! Mine is ocean/mermaid themed. I packed it full of a lot of stuff! My craft room looked like a disaster zone. Get comfy because there are many many photos to share. ;-)

I mainly used Distress Oxide Inks and Stencil Girl stencils to decorate the cover

The binding was done with sari silk

Detail of the charms on the spine

Journal back

Here's a little flip through of the inside and if you are really interested, scroll on for all the photos of the pages.

Commence interior shots!

Inside cover & first signature

Many of the backgrounds were created with Distress Oxide Inks

The center of the first signature features a pop up house made from the House/Pocket Die

Fold out flap for fun!

The mermaid clip was made by my friend Tonya Trantham

These backgrounds were made with Ken Oliver Color Bloom pigments on watercolor paper

The first few lines from the fairy tale The Little Mermaid are written on the tail.

The mermaid doll was made by my friend Brandy Boyias & it fits in its little pocket

Stitchy Flowers & Basket dies page detail!

I made good use of the retired Graphic 45 paper collection Voyage Beneath the Sea
all throughout the journal! I knew I was hoarding it for a reason.

I made a little removable shaker card from the Luggage Die to slide into the page

The old postcard graphic is from The Graphics Fairy website

You get a prize if you made it through all those photos! Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out Eileen's blog for more fantastic journals.

Dies Used:
Journal (SSS here)
Stitchy Flowers (SSS here)
House/Pocket Stitchlits
Luggage Tag
Tag Collection
Holiday Greens
Sand & Sea
Mini Sand & Sea
Garden Greens
Washer Border
Harlequin Border

Elegant Rectangle Stitched Backdrop
Fringe Flower
Antique Sled

Stamps Used:
Tim Holtz (S.A) - Sea Life
Tim Holtz (S.A.) - Hashtags
Paper Artsy - LPC001
Lavina - Guinevere Mermaid, Alana Mermaid
Couture Creations - Under the Sea
100 Proof Press - bunch of mermaid stamps, shell plate & jellyfish
bunch of retired Graphic 45 stamps sets

Stencils Used:
Aidan's School
Sphere's Small
Ranger - Mighty Wave
Tim Holtz - Leafy, Splash, THS056

Other supplies:
free downloadable images from The Graphics Fairy - mermaids, girl w/ shell
Distress Oxide Inks - all of them!
Graphic 45 Voyage Beneath the Sea Collection
sari silk

Sizzix & Simon Says Stamp links in this post are affiliate links which do not affect the price you pay but allow me to earn a small percentage of a sale. Thanks!

Sizzix is having a huge sale right now and many of the dies above are discounted! Check it out.


  1. Absolutely gorgeous Lisa, I adore the tail with the writing, very clever. Such wonderful attention to detail and so worth all the effort and hard work you have put into every detail. Love. Tracy x

  2. This book is a MASTERPIECE Lisa! Every page is just spectacular and thanks for showing us the flip through (I knew you would figure it out :-)) That pop up house is one of my favorites, but so it the tail. So so cool!

  3. An amazing journal; so many fun pages.1 Those oxides are so fun too !

  4. I love the sea/ocean and your sea themed projects are always stunning, this is no exception, I love every single little detail!! x

  5. this book is mesmerizing what a lovely piece of artwork thank you for sharing i have a lot of questions but will just ask one....where did you get the mermaid for the front of the book? and the tail page.....awesome

    1. Thanks Lois! The mermaid on the front is a stencil from StencilGirl called Mermaids (link above). The tail page I hand drew and painted with a bit of stenciling.


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