Friday, July 30, 2010

Notebooks for gifts

one for me and one for a gift
(I just have to decide which one I want to keep because I love them both!)

The pp is Graphic 45 Domestic Goddess Happy Homemaker (yeah whatever! happy homemaker puff) and using the Inkssentials blending tool (LOVE IT) applied Vintage Photo to the edges.

You have to get one of these blending tools! And don't forget to also get the blending foam so you have a pad for each ink colour. I keep the pads in the little zip lock bags that we send most of the charms out to you in.

Whilst I wanted the notebook to look "pretty" I also wanted it to be practical so I tried not to overload the spirals because it can be damm annoying with lots of bits and pieces hanging off.
The ribbon tied to the spirals is bias binding which I have had forever! I soaked it in tea, scrunched up, keeping secure with pegs, then left to dry.

Attached our Red Copper Evening Dress charm and Follow your Heart charms to it using jumprings. Then I created a dangling piece with various beads that you can find in our Beads and Cord Section under Accessories

These brown mulberry flowers, I just love them they are so pretty with the dark brown centre but today I covered up most of the centre with our silver and gold rings (found in the embellishment section) and put a piece of the gold flower chain on the top

Also used the Pink Paislee Artisan Elements Frames and cut out pieces from the Graphic 45 pattern paper then foam taped for dimension

Scrapware Audrey Mannequin covered with tuelle, then to create the top I wrapped the bias binding around. Made the little rose flowers with it also and added some tuelle in between layers

And my second notebook

The border is pizza box cut up and ripped. Inked with vintage photo then vintage photo distress crackle paint and lastly wiped (not blended) with Walnut Stain Ink

My favourite piece ... chipboard cut using Tim Holtz Alterations Hanging Sign with jumprings. I inked it green then randomly sprinkled clear embossing powder on, heated it up and once cooled wipe with vintage photo ink (using my blending tool!) .

For a little bit more of dimension I found some paper I had already handcut from Websters pages and put that on the border and tucked a few of our dark green mulberry leaves behind

Brown cotton ric rac to tidy up the edge of the pp

I cut around the border of the leaves and tucked our brown stemmed flowers in behind. Added our dragonfly charm and applied some White Opal Liquid Pearls on some of the white buds on the pp

Chipboard Key (inked and heat embossed again) is cut from Tim Holtz Alterations hardware findings, bias binding ribbon again and our bronze key charm & bronze heart locket attached with jumprings

Okay I have decided ... I am keeping them both LOL (thankfully i have another spare notebook!)

Hope you all have a safe weekend
See ya next month!


Cathy said...

WOW Tracey they are both stunning. Loving all the details!!!

janine said...

Gorgeous note books yep stunning both of them Take Care Janine xx

Wendy said...

Gorgeous T! you have been very busy Mr Mojo came home I see!!! The 2nd one is my fav .. love the cardboard frame and TH sign! Pleased you found the 'n' too!! LOL!!!

Corrina said...

Love them..and yes keep em both...too gorgeous to give away...UNLESS you are sending me one :) C xx

Kim said...

gorgeous gorgeous but the first is my favourite

Tracey said...

Freakin' Awesome!!!!!! These are brilliant :)

Vicki said...

OMG these are gorgeous!! You create the most gorgeous OTP's!! I don't know where you get your ideas from, but i LOVE them!! :)

ann said...

I have seen this IRL and they are amazing....I wanted to take them home with me !!!! xxxx