Here's the finished product! I distressed the bird and egg with linen colored ink. Then I reconstructed the book using green colored raffia to bind it.
The inside front cover. I told you that the walnut ink rubbed onto the inside of the cover looks like leather! I added a distressed tag with some calligraphy for the recipient to write their name.
Here, the collage elements have been added, but I haven't distressed the bird and egg with linen colored ink yet. The colors in this photo are darker than the actual pieces. The photo of the finished journal (above) is closer to real life colors.