This week's challenge for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog is to use dots! Wa-hoo! If you've looked at any of my projects, you can see that nobody has to tell me twice to use dots! LOVE THEM! And I also love this Tim Holtz spiral-bound journal that is so blissfully easy to alter. Here's how it started out:
I cut a piece of My Mind's Eye paper (from the Bramble Rose collection) to fit on top. I added some polka dots using a Stampabilities stamp, then smudged on some brown Tim Holtz distress ink to give it a little more dimension.
I used Ranger Black archival ink and added some elegant text using a Stampabilities stamp called, "Le London Script."
On the top, I tacked on this fun paper dot garland made by Glitz. I glued on some flowers from Petaloo and made a flower of my own using a Sizzix flower die. It's glued on top of a Prima flower.
I added some ephemera elements to the background (from Kaisercraft's Attic Collection), then sawed a bird's nest in half and glued it to the cover. I included some decorative twigs to make a branch for the nest to sit on. I added fabric scraps to a store-bought bird and put him in the nest. I finished it off with yet another flower from Prima and a little ticket stub sticking out of the top to serve as a divider tab.
I used all sorts of random supplies on this project and as always, Simon Says Stamp is my go-to shop for all things crafty. Here's a list of some of the fabulous products I used:
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