And then, the other evening I came upon Melissa Samuel's blog and from there here Ustream class on the 7Gypsies portfolio. I was enthralled. It was just what I wanted to make. I watched the video through to the end (about 2 hours!) and then the next evening set to work. The first thing was to go online and order a few extra supplies! Yes, I know I have only recently spent a fortune at AllyPally, but there were some things that I just had to get!
So, what was I making? Well, this is the front of the portfolio (or travel journal as I am going to use it):
And this is the back:
Melissa's instructions were really good. When I was making the portfolio I ran the video again and paused it once I had watched a section, made that bit and then did the next bit.
|An overview of the portfolio opened up
|Close up of left hand side showing journalling pages
|Showing more of the pages
|Middle of the portfolio showing pocket with more journalling pieces
|The middle section again, with the top flap lifted up
|Right hand side
|And here is a collage of some of the details