Friday 3 September 2010

Distress follow up - School notebook

Hi All, lovely Friday here, blue sky, fluffy white clouds and sunshine. Beautiful.

Well I wanted to follow up my workshop session and I already had in mind to make a card (not finished) and a notebook for my 4 year old grandaughter who is starting school next week. I can't believe those years have flown by so quickly, but she is only 4, bless her, but quite grown up in her own little way.

So I have had fun making the covers using the same techniques as my tag book, adding a Maya frame painted with Eco-friendly acrylic paint then covered in rock candy crackle paint. I have used a freebie image from Frugal Crafter and coloured it using promarkers for the card, but here I cheated a bit and scanned it into the computer and re-sized it as the original was much too big. I covered it in glossy accents - but here I learnt a lesson - my copy paper is too thin really for the GA as the paper crumpled somewhat with the wetness.

 I have at last used my Zutter binder (had it for about 3 years - usually in my bookmaking I sew the pages) and I have added some paper clips and little sticky notes. You will also note I have added a charm with her pet nick-name, cos that is what she is, Cheeky Monkey.

Well I'm off to see my Mum and collect her shopping list.

Hopefully I can get back to make the card later.

Have a great day.

Luv B xxx

Challenges to have fun with
Crafty Ho's - Use school supplies
Incy Wincy - Back to school
Totally Stampalicious - Anything but a card
Creative Card Crew - Back to school
Stampavie - Anything but a card
Pixie Dust Studio - Back to school
Fussy and Fancy - Back to school
Simple Doodles - Back to school


Unknown said...

Beautiful brenda, your granddaughter will love it I am sure.

Kathyk said...

What a delightful gift this will make B


Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Oh hun I'm sure Ella will love it & its a special gift from her nan
I think its fab
Hugs shell xx

Gem said...

this is really fab Brenda, love all the colour blending you've done here :) Gemma x

Love crafts forever said...

Love the colours. Amazing project.
Hugs, Nataliya.

chris said...

Hi Brenda,, this is so sweet, love everything about it. hugs chris xx

Zoechaos said...

Beautiful book suspect a little girl is thrilled with it. xx Zoe

cheryl said...

oh this really is so beautiful hun you have made a stuning book,and little girl would adore this hugs cheryl xxx

Zue said...

Brenda, what a wonderful way to get your little grandaughter off to a flying start as she starts school. All her little friends will want one. She is very lucky.

That workshop has made me realise that I do need to buy a Zutter binder. Can't decide on the 'blue' or the upgraded 'pink'.

Keep binding!!
Sue xx

Anonymous said...

This is a darling gift. Thanks so much for playing along at Incy Wincy this week. Hugs, Kim

Kathyk said...

I blame hubby for being up so early of a Saturday!!! THanks for your comments on my own blog and WELL DONE on your commissions


Tammy Miller said...

very cute thanks for playing along with us at Crafty Ho!

Sue West said...

What a lovely little notebook Brenda, I'm sure your grandaughter will adore it.
Sue xx

Scrappy said...

Fabulous job on this project! :) Thanks so much for joining us at Crafty Hos!

Denise @ kc242 said...

What a cute back to school project!
Thanks so much for joining us this week at Creative Card Crew!

Juls said...

fabulous!! Love the colours, and the way you have used the paper clip! Hugs Juls

kaylou said...

this is a gorgeous project, thank you for joining us at Stampavie and More.
Hugs Kaylou xoxo

Beth aka BR-T said...

Oh this is so wonderful! Thanks for playing along with Pixie Dust Studio Challenges!

Beth aka BR-T said...

Oh this is so wonderful! Thanks for playing along with Pixie Dust Studio Challenges!

Tip Top said...

Such a lovely idea! Thanks for joining in at Simple Doodles - hope to see you again next time!