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