This is the finished journal with the leather-effect cover (actually made from a brown paper bag).
The pages in the journal were all recycled from various sources e.g. business envelopes, unused pages from old copies etc.
The alphabet letters on the cover are made out of grungeboard. I've had a pack of them sitting in a drawer unused for about 3 years, so it was great to finally getting around to using them. They did make the cover a bit stiff though, so I'm going making a 2nd journal but leaving the grungeboard letters out.