Arts & Crafts, Paper Crafting

Hold on tight to your dreams…

Hi Everyone..

I altered three wee notebooks today..

I bought these a while back at Stampers Grove, they are great to alter and I also got to use that new kraft and black paper pad that I had bought from the Range last month.

I kept them very simple, they are a great size for sticking in your handbag/purse so didn’t want to embelish them too much

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I cut the paper to size which was 2.5″ x 4″

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then inked all round the edges of the books and the patterned paper in black archival ink

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I applied scortape all round the reverse side of the patterned paper and stuck to the front and back pages of the books

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Then I finished them off with some Tim Holtz small talk stickers

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A nice quick and easy project for a sunday morning 🙂

As always thank you for popping round

Sarah x

 

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Take Some Notes…

Just  a quick post tonight with a little project to share that I have worked on and off over the last 2 days, there is a lot of different layers in this altered A5 notebook.

There are layers of gesso, paint, texture paste, embossing, enamel embossing, gilding, and dry brushing..

Like how it looks, and has also given me an idea for Christmas!   I think this would look fab with snowflakes all over it, keeping the same colour scheme etc.. I just need to remember to make one nearer the time 😉 .

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as always, thanks for popping round

Sarah

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Jofy Notebook

Hi everyone..

It’s Sunday, but not quite time yet for shabby sunday 😉

I altered a notebook this morning and thought I would share this first..

I recorded the process from start to finish over on youtube, and the video will be live later today..

Jofy stamped altered notebook

Supplies used:-

  • Hard Cover Spiral Bound Notebook
  • Inktense Watercolour Pencils
  • Paperartsy Snowflake and Vintage Lace Acrylic Paint
  • Paperartsy JOFY Stamps
  • Sharpie Poster Paint Pens
  • Micron 0.4 Black Fineliner Pen

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I love the Paperartsy Vintage Lace Fresco Finish Chalk Paint, it gives off a very pale pinkish hue

Jofy Stamped altered notebook 2

See you all later on for Shabby Sunday#13

As always, thanks for popping round

Sarah 🙂

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Sea-cret Notebook

Hi everyone…hope your all having a lovely weekend….

I headed up to my wee shed today as I had received several requests on how I altered my A5 spiral bound notebooks, so if you click here it will take you to my youtube video to explain the process 🙂

This is also this week’s Design Team Project for Wild Orchid Crafts.. there are WOC products used today… Raffia, Skeleton Leaves and a couple of 3mm self adhesive pearls..

 

Wild Orchid Crafts Products used :-

LL-00002 100 MIXED LARGE SKELETON LEAVES FOR CRAFTS
AF-00007 5 METRES LT OLIVE GREEN RAFFIA RIBBON (5.5 Yards)
SP-00015 90 MIXED GREEN SELF ADHESIVE PEARLS – 3mm

 

Other Products used :-

  • Martha Stewart Limeade Glitter
  • Sizzix Seahorse
  • Shells, Moss, Shells and Seaglass
  • Scortape, Red Line Tape and Ranger Glossy Accents
  • 1 x Beermat
  • Acrylic Paint in Latte and Early Spring Green
  • Crackle Medium
  • Adirondak Gold Dabber
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Shabby Shutters, Broken China and Iced Spruce

 

Thanks for popping in 🙂

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Shabby Chic Altered Notebook

Hi Everyone…

Here is this weekends design team project for the Wild Orchid Crafts Youtube Design Team “The Wild Bunch”… too watch the video click  here

I created an altered notebook… lots of paint, lots of glitter and lots of flowers 🙂

 

Wild Orchid Crafts Products used :-

EM-00002 100 LARGE SILVER HOLOGRAM BUTTERFLY EMBELLISHMENTS
SXX-011 50 2-TONE PINK CALLA LILY FLOWERS
FM-00183 50 PALE PINK MULBERRY PAPER OPEN ROSES 20MM
CAM-001 5 x SMALL RESIN BEAUTIFUL LADY OVAL CAMEO
REZ-030 100 WHITE HEART SHAPE FLAT BACK PEARL 8 mm
CX-00039 25 MINITURE SILVER RINGING BELLS
BUD-107 50 BABY PINK MULBERRY PAPER SEMI-OPEN ROSES – 8mm
FM-00011 50 GOLDEN YELLOW MULBERRY PAPER OPEN ROSES – 15mm
WD-00013 12 BABY PINK BABY’S BREATH FLOWERS
FS-00057 50 IVORY MULBERRY PAPER SWEETHEART BLOSSOM FLOWERS
EX-00041 50 “FLORAL FOUNDATIONS” PINK TONE MULBERRY PAPER CHERRY BLOSSOM FLOWERS
PM-000134 ** NEW ** 50 MIXED PASTEL COLOUR MULBERRY PAPER CHERRY BLOSSOM STEM FLOWERS
SB-00014 VINTAGE SEAM BINDING RIBBON – PINK TULIP
CR-00018 6 GOLD CRYSTAL HEART (Chandeliers) ON GOLD STEMS

 

other products used:-

  • Decoart Pink Lemonade Acrylic Paint
  • Windsor & Newton Iridescent Medium
  • Scor-tape
  • Stampin up Dazzling Diamonds Glitter
  • Calico Fabric
  • Muslin Fabric
  • Gutterman Silver Thread
  • Chipboard Frame
  • White Acrylic Paint
  • Frayed Burlap Distress ink
  • Ranger Jet Black Archival Ink
  • Studio G Alphabet Stamp Set
  • Glossy Accents

 

 

 

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The Love Book

I’m still waiting on my scor-tape arriving … so I fancied making something that didn’t require a whole lotta glueing lol..   tonights project has a whole lotta painting 😉

I took an A5 sized hardback notebook, spiral bound that I bought last year (in bulk) .. they were a bargin!! 😉   Removed the front and back cover, applied gesso and acrylic paint, did a bit of stamping then added some shabby chic stylie embellies and hey presto!

It’s also this weekend’s Youtube Design Team Project for Wild Orchid Crafts, I made the project from start to finish over on Ustream, and I will record the Youtube video tomorrow night and it should be up by saturday..

Wild Orchid Crafts Products Used :-

  • SB-00014 VINTAGE SEAM BINDING RIBBON – PINK TULIP
  • SB-00017 VINTAGE SEAM BINDING RIBBON – ROSE PETAL
  • SB-00002 VINTAGE SEAM BINDING RIBBON – LIGHT BEIGE
  • BO-00002 MIXED PINK BUTTONS – 30g (1oz US) I used natural buttons but they are out of stock at the moment, this would be a good alternative though
  • EX-00008 50 “FLORAL FOUNDATIONS” PINK TONE MULBERRY PAPER ROSES 15mm – (SET B)

Other Supplies used :-

  • A5 Hardbacked Ring Bound Notebook
  • Daler & Rowney Gesso
  • Acrylic Paint in White, Linen, Rose Pink and Blush Pink
  • Making Memories Rossete Trim (pressie from Natasha) 🙂
  • Chipboard Heart
  • Papermania Urban Stamp Set
  • Brilliance Crimson Copper Ink
  • Stampin Up Dimensional Adhesive

Thanks for dropping by 🙂

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Butterflies . . . . .

Its a wee bit blustery out there tonight .. it seems that Scotland is in for a bit of a battering with hurricane force winds sweeping across the country!

Tonight In the workshop I made an altered/decorated A5 ring bound notebook.

The front panel I had started a couple of months back when I got into he old sewing kick, and I found it by accident in one of my drawers tonight,   it was just perfect for the colour scheme of the painted covers so I used it 😉

I painted all sides of the front and back covers, then did a bit of stamping with Brilliance starlight silver ink.. and some new Urban stamps from papermania

and the back page…

Thanks for popping in 🙂

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Linen and Lace Altered Notebook

I’m practicing my stitching and sewing machine skills tonight in the workshop and… i’m having so much fun 🙂 My mother in law gave me a lovely wee desktop sewing machine at the weekend

I am taking part in a mixed media material mini book swap, and I really fancied having a practice on something small before going the whole hog 😉

Supplies List :~

  • 1 x Hardboard Notebook 5″ x 7″
  • Acrylic Paint in Brown, Cream and Blue and White
  • Snowtex Paste
  • Seam Binding
  • Lace
  • Buttons
  • Linen Thread
  • Swarovski Rose Rondelle Bead
  • Linen Material
  • Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink
  • Stampin Up En Francais Background Stamp
  • Watercolour Paper