Cathy has a super-easy WTUI challenge for us this week ~ Spritz It or Spray It .
Again, I've combined it with the CCEE Stampers challenge from Amber. She's asked us to make a card or a project suitable for giving to a teacher on the first day of school. Since a back-to-school card isn't much good to me I decided to alter a notebook with an inspirational sentiment in chalkboard format.
Normally I make my cover slightly larger than the notebook front and fold the edges over and mitre them on this inside, but I was feeling lazy for this and just made the cover marginally larger then the actual notebook size, stuck it on REALLY well and trimmed it to size. I started with wrinkle free distress using old paper, weathered wood and iced spruce. Then I stamped the script stamp with Smokey Grey. Then I used a diamond stencil and some DIY mister. The first one was already on my desk and came out too pale, mostly just adding gold shimmer, so I added some Wild Honey re-inker to darken it up. After sticking it to the notebook I trimmed it, sponged the edges with Walnut Stain and added a little paint with drywall mesh tape.
Sentiment stamped on black card, embossed with white EP and smudged with white ink while in the die. I added a colourful butterfly cut from a scrap of paper, with Stickles on the body.
Date: Wednesday, August 20, 2014 GMT Views: 1427
Registered: March 7, 2009 Location: Where the corn is knee high by the 4th of July Posts: 17554
Wed, Aug 20, 2014 @ 11:45 PM
LOVE your distressed bkgrd journal cover, Sabrina! The stamping and colors are terrific. The chalkboard sentiment looks good. "In the day" I was an Annette and Frankie fan. Loved those beach movies. :)
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Thu, Aug 21, 2014 @ 4:45 AM
Such a fabulous little notebook, Sabrina, with a sentiment we each need to remember every day! I love the chalkboard look for the sentiment and the sensational distressing of the cover. Your delicate butterfly brings the "wonderful" into sharp focus! Awesome work!
Registered: August 21, 2007 Location: Wayland MA Posts: 71053
Thu, Aug 21, 2014 @ 5:42 AM
Absolutely perfect for the challenges, Sabrina. I love your altered notebook, and the chalkboard sentiment is wonderful. I remember Annette as a little girl on the Mickey Mouse Club. How sad that her life was cut so short!
Registered: February 21, 2007 Location: Bucks County, PA, Just north of Philadelphia Posts: 17505
Thu, Aug 21, 2014 @ 6:03 AM
Wow, what a gorgeous gift to start off a teacher's new year - the BG you've created is exceptional,with all the different ways you finished the cover, and I love the sentiment you chose !! Another wonderful project, my Friend!!
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