Happy Saturday everyone! Back, late last night, from my travels and after three days of being on my feet, plus lots of lifting and shifting, this morning I feel a bit as if I have been through a mangle. Yesterday, loading up the van, I wish I had had a pedometer attached as I walked backwards and forwards to the van for what seemed like forever. I’m sure I covered many miles. Anyway, thankfully it’s the weekend and I chance for some r & r.
Today I am sharing a little altered notebook:
I was thrilled to see that this week’s challenge at City Crafter Challenge Blog has the theme of take note as I have quite a hoard of little notebooks just waiting to be transformed. Somehow I never quite get around to it so this challenge has provided the perfect opportunity! I’m also sharing this over at Craft Hoarders Anonymous for their “sparkle, glitz and glam” challenge.
I’ve used designer papers first to cover the notebook and then to build up mats and layers. When covering a notebook I always take the paper over on to the inside so there are no raw edges that might get damaged. All the layers have been inked.
The little panel was made from thinnish chipboard. I punched a hole then cut to size, this ensures the aperture is in the centre. I’ve covered the front with more designer paper and then stamped the bee onto cream card and applied it behind the punched out circle.
The spine has been covered with washi tape. This is great as it moulds really easily to the dip and dent and means the spine stays flexible.
As someone who has to travel a lot in the line of duty, usually by public transport, I usually cart a mini office about with me. Consequently, my kit takes quite a battering. I wanted to make sure that this notebook was not only pretty but also functional and robust enough to withstand a battering. All the layers and embellishments have been attached with super strong glue and I’ve tried not to leave any bits that could become dog eared.
I’ve used layers of dreamy laces along the bottom plus a strip of organza rose trim, each bloom studded with a pearl in its centre.
The sentiment was printed on the computer. There are little stars and an ornamental brad.
Up top there’s a small strip of black gems. An ornate button with a scrap of black crochet lace are the finishing touch.
You’ll have gathered that I’ve created this with one particular person in mind – ME!! I love it and I hope you do too.
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