I bought my favourite home-decor magazine on Saturday and I was given a beautiful little blue(turqoise) notebook. Unfortunately forgot to take photo before I started altering, but anyway I show you the final result.
I have to admit that I don't intend to give it away, I made it for myself :D (and not a bit selfish LOL). Recently I read/watch a lot of Marion Smith's works, she is just brilliant. I love all her mini-albums. So I got my inspiration from her. Visit her blog if you like: http://apieceofcraft.blogspot.com/
So the base was the notebook and here is a list of the main things I used:
- Tim Holtz Elements
- Chipboard letters
- Distress Inks (shabby shutters, worn lipstick, broken china, brushed corduroy)
- Crackle paint (picket fence)
- TH Fragments
- TH Ball Chain
- Shrink Plastic
- Glossy Accent
I painted a few strokes of crackle paint on to the book first, the I have torn two piece of striped paper, inked the edges, stuck in the corners. I covered all the chipboard and grungeboard elements with crackle paint, and inked them. On the flourishes I put some glitter when the paint was wet.
I made some "hand-made" charms followed the tutorial on Whiff of Joy I& T blog. I made another small butterfly charm on the other corner of the book. The WOF City Girl images are coloured in with Promarkers.
The flower is also from a tutorial from the same blog. First I made Michelle's flower and then I made a tulle flower under it following Bev's tutorial. For the paperflower I used white mulberry handmade paper, inked it with broken china and brushed corduroy, and finally stickel it a little bit.
It is a real fun to do these, THANKS ladies for sharing your ideas with us!!!
I am entering this to Simon Say Challenge where the topic for this week: Mother's Day/Girly.
I hope you like it and thanks for stopping by,