Sunday, January 27, 2019

Aviator's Flight Log Book with Video Tutorial

I've had this idea on my mind for a while now, leading up to my friend Sarah's birthday this month. It's a vintage-style aviator's flight log book using graphics from various sources, Eileen Hull's "wrapped journal" die and some antique metal embellishments. Sarah and I have been friends for over 30 years. She's a former Air Force pilot and is in the process of finishing building her own airplane! So I thought it would only be fitting to make her a functional log book for her journeys.

Here's a short video taking you through the process of how I created it, along with some tips and details along the way.

It's a departure from my Graphic 45 design projects, as you'll see, which I think is good to do from time to time. Plus, I use up older papers and embellishments in my stash which is salso a good thing.

I hope you enjoy!

21 comments:

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    1. Thanks so much. Great meeting you in Phoenix at the show this year!

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  2. Ok, so, I love Nik too....you, Nik, Eileen, Ginger and Maggie need to get something together and invite the rest of us! That is my DREAM RETREAT! Can you get right on that planning, please!

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    1. LOL! Now wouldn't THAT be super fun?! Thanks so much Candy. This was a nice departure from my usual creations. My heart is always in the vintage style. Isn’t Nik so great?

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  3. Your friend Sarah will love it! Very nice!

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  4. This is fantastic Annette- Sarah will love this!

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    1. Thanks Eileen! Your die is so much fun. Sarah’s reaction was even better than I hoped. She loved it.

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  5. Annette - What an incredible and amazing gift for Sarah. You are just create brilliant creations.

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    1. Thanks Robin! That means a lot to me. I loved making it and Sarah loved receiving it. Made me so happy!

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  6. Sarah will adore this! An OUTSTANDING creation Annette! Thank you for sharing it. ♡ All of Eileen's dies are such a joy to create with.♡ Thanks for the tip about the Beacon Power-Tac & the corner rounder. HUGS YOU ARE LOVED! *☆♡☆*

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    1. Thanks SO much Jenn! What a wonderful comment!! I had such a wonderful time creating this. I’m so glad you liked it. My friend Sarah did too. I was thrilled with her reaction!

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  7. Love, love, love this gorgeous flightbook... the perfect blend of form and function. Sarah will be "over the moon" excited, I am sure! Thanks so much for walking us through your construction techniques and for the tips about some of your favorite products. You're the best!

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    1. Aww, thank you so much Ann. I’m delighted that you found the techniques and tips helpful. That means I’ve done my job. Sarah loved it! Her reaction sent ME over the moon.

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  8. This is a wonderful gift to get. I love to make little books and thanks to you and I've got another one to make.

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  9. This is fabulous. You're very inspiring. I can think of so many uses. Thanks for sharing.

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